WWE is an entertainment show. Many celebrities join WWE for a while to play out a role or have a match with a certain superstar as a way to bring in new fans. Kevin Federline once faced John Cena, whilst Floyd Mayweather took on Big Show in a boxing match, and more recently, Arrow’s Stephen Amell teamed with Neville to take on Wade Barrett and Stardust at last year’s SummerSlam.
These matches add some extra quality to a show that would be lacking star power. It also allows fans to see their favourite celebrities in positions that they wouldn’t usually be in. WWE went through a phase a few years ago where they would invite celebrities to guest host an episode of Monday Night Raw. This worked on an entertainment scale, but WWE failed to produce any good storylines during that time, which made the show quite hard to watch. Guest stars are not always the highlight of the show, as the following list will prove that to you.
10. Jerry Springer
Poor Jerry Springer was dragged into the family feud that WWE created between real life sisters Nikki and Brie Bella. Springer has made a living out of solving family problems, but it seemed that even he had reached his limit with the Bellas.
Following a vicious back and forth segment between the two women, a brawl ensued and poor Jerry was dragged into the fight. Stephanie McMahon had to come to the ring to help pull the two women apart and Jerry was left rather shaken up. He hardly added anything to the segment, so what was the real point of him being there?
9. Cee Lo Green
As far as musical guests go, Cee Lo Green has to be up there as one of the worst of all time. Back at SummerSlam 2011, Cee Lo was invited to WWE after he soared in popularity following the release of his hit song “Forget You.”
The Bellas accompanied the star to the ring and even they seemed awkward in his presence when he tried to include audience participation, which fell flat. The audience was not particularly into the song (or the singer) and by the time Cee Lo was midway through the performance, it was to0 late to turn back.
8. Machine Gun Kelly
MGK appeared on an episode of Monday Night Raw at the time when Cena and Kevin Owens were embroiled in an intense rivalry. It was made obvious in his previous appearances that Kelly had a connection to Cena, which WWE wanted to exploit.
Following his performance, Kelly was approached by Owens, who shockingly powerbombed the rapper off the stage. Kelly didn’t take the move well and made it look much faker than it was intended to be. After all, he isn’t a trained wrestler and the audience actually cheered Owens for attacking the innocent performer.
7. Kevin Federline
You might be asking yourself, who? Back in 2007, Britney Spears was married to a man named. Kevin Federline who obviously became famous via association. This fame allowed Federline to become friends with Johnny Nitro and Melina, and in turn, was invited to WWE.
After Federline was manhandled by John Cena, it was decided that there would be a match between the two of them, which saw Federline pin Cena won after Umaga interfered. Federline added nothing new to the show, and most people were unaware of who he was.
Who can forget the dreadful attraction that was the Sumo Match between Akebono and Big Show at WrestleMania 21? Akebono was a huge star in the world of Sumo wrestling, but the WWE Universe wanted to watch professional wrestling.
The match was horrendous and it only managed to last just over a minute. It was obvious that Akebono was going to win since Big Show wasn’t a legendary Sumo wrestler, and had never trained in the sport.
5. Macaulay Culkin
The star of Home Alone was far from alone when he visited Monday Night Raw back in 2009, but he decided to make an enemy in Chavo Guerrero.
Chavo and Hornswoggle were feuding and it seemed that Macaulay Culkin was helping the latter, but it wasn’t fully explained. This was at a time when WWE was going through many different guest hosts and celebrities popped up on the show all the time.
4. The Cast of Entourage
As a way to promote the release of their new film, the cast of Entourage appeared on an episode of Monday Night Raw and throughout the show, it seemed like they were portraying fans who had never seen wrestlers before.
They first appeared backstage with The Authority before playing a part in the John Cena vs. Zack Ryder match for the United States Championship. But aside from the promotion for their upcoming movie, there was absolutely nothing that anyone gained from this appearance.
Snooki was the main star of Jersey Shore and when the show was at its height in popularity, WWE decided that she would wrestle a match at the biggest event of the year.
Snookie teamed with Trish Stratus and John Morrison against the team of Laycool and Dolph Ziggler at WrestleMania 27. Shockingly, WWE allowed a reality star to have a Mania moment when some of the greatest wrestlers of all time have not wrestled on the grandest stage of them all.
2. Jon Stewart
What happened with Jon Stewart? For weeks, Seth Rollins was taunting the host of The Daily Show and pointing out how much better of a host he would be. The two had many confrontations before what was set to be a career defining match between both John Cena and Seth Rollins at SummerSlam 2015.
Both the United States and World Heavyweight Championships were on the line, and it looked like Cena was going to equal Ric Flair’s record by becoming a 16-time World Champion until Stewart attacked Cena with a chair. Confused? You should be.
1. Grumpy Cat
It’s hard to imagine a company that would invite a cat to be a guest on Monday Night Raw, but WWE did just that in 2015 when they announced the internet sensation would be a part of their flagship show.
Grumpy Cat doesn’t actually do anything, and is only famous because he always looks grumpy – so he just sat backstage and posed for photos with WWE superstars. It made no sense for WWE to allow a cat to be a guest, and there was no real reason for it.