Celebrity appearances at WrestleMania are nothing new. The first WrestleMania was a star-studded event featuring icons like Muhammad Ali. However, over the years celebrities have gone from appearing at WrestleMania to joining the action.
This year was no different as the three celebrity matches at this year’s WrestleMania were some of the most entertaining over the course of the two nights. Every celebrity delivered, but who shined the brightest? Let’s get into it!
#3. Johnny Knoxville (Featuring the Jackass cast)
I think we all knew that Knoxville and Sami would have an entertaining match, but this surpassed all expectations. Of course, other members of the Jackass cast got involved… But Knoxville more than pulled his weight. The match did not take itself too seriously and ended up being the perfect comedy match.
The spots were creative, it did not go too long, and Zayn’s loss was somewhat protected. Nobody could have done this better than these two men!
#2. Logan Paul
In terms of pure wrestling ability, I think Logan Paul had the best celebrity performance in WrestleMania history. We all knew about his athleticism and ability to pick up sports like boxing, but there is something that we might not have expected. This man is a natural heel and just gets it. Doing the three amigos, going up top, and doing the Eddy shimmy before the frog splash — the crowd was eating out of the palm of his hand.
He did not look out of place and at times I forgot that he isn’t a pro wrestler. If he really wanted to do this, I genuinely think he could be one of the top heels in the business.
#1. Pat McAfee
Now I know I’m cheating a bit by putting McAfee on this list… But come on, he has to be #1. The match with Theory was a decent wrestling match. We already knew what Pat was capable of. The hurricanrana, the top rope backflip, he is just so good at so many things. Not to mention he was probably the most over person on the card — Texas loved him! However, the reason he really deserves his #1 spot on this list is everything that happened after the Theory match.
The way he sold the clotheslines of 76-year-old Vince McMahon like it was JBL in there, was magic. That isn’t even all of it, the way he sold the stunner, the shot of him downing beer while still selling the stunner… He really was one of the MVPs of the weekend. If I didn’t love him so much on commentary, I would want him in the ring full-time! It was fun to see Michael Cole standing up and being genuinely excited for his friend. I do hope we continue to see Pat in this part-time role, because he is just so good.