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WrestleMania is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The events feature wrestlers from the promotion's roster competing in a variety of professional wrestling match types, performances with pre-determined outcomes between wrestlers with fictional personalities that are portrayed as real for the entertainment of the audience. The WrestleMania franchise debuted in 1985 with WrestleMania I, and has been produced annually since then. WrestleMania XXVI is the most recent production, with WrestleManias XXVII and XXVIII scheduled for 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Aside from professional wrestling performances, celebrity involvement has been a major key in the production of WrestleMania events. WWE involves celebrities in the WrestleMania events to gain more hype and media attention for the event, in this way receiving more attraction to the event, pay-per-view buys, and ticket sales. The celebrities involved with WrestleMania events have come from a range of occupations, including singing, acting, professional boxing, and modeling, and usually appear in non-wrestling roles, such as singing, promoting a subject, or managing wrestlers at ringside. There have been exceptions, however, in which celebrities have had a professional wrestling role.

One of the first celebrities to appear at the first WrestleMania was Mr. T, who wrestled in the main event in a tag team match with Hulk Hogan. Aretha Franklin appeared at the third WrestleMania and sang a rendition of "America the Beautiful." Franklin appeared 22 years later at WrestleMania 23 and sang another rendition of the same song. At times, WWE has inducted celebrities into their Hall of Fame. For example, Chicago Bears defensive lineman William Perry wrestled in a match that involved other NFL football players, and he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a "Celebrity Inductee" in 2004. Another celebrity was Mike Tyson, who appeared at WrestleMania XIV and was originally planned to enforce the ringside area, although he was involved in a physical altercation with Shawn Michaels (Michael Hickenbottom). Pete Rose has made the most celebrity appearances at WrestleMania, with four overall appearances. Overall, there have been 99 celebrities involved at WrestleMania: 32 athletes, 29 musicians, 19 actors, and 20 others from different backgrounds.

Celebrities

Actors

Celebrity Appearance Role
Mr. TWrestleMania IWrestled in a tag team match with Hulk Hogan against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.
Robert ConradWrestleMania IIGuest referee at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.
Cathy Lee CrosbyWrestleMania IIGuest commentator at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
Susan St. JamesWrestleMania IIGuest commentator at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
Cassandra PetersonWrestleMania IIGuest commentator at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California
Joan RiversWrestleMania IIGuest ring announcer at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York
Rick SchroderWrestleMania IIGuest time keeper at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California
Mr. TWrestleMania IIParticipated in a boxing match against Roddy Piper.
Steve AllenWrestleMania VIInterviewer
Marla MaplesWrestleMania VIIGuest time keeper
Regis PhilbinWrestleMania VIIInterviewer, Guest commentator
Jennie GarthWrestleMania XGuest time keeper
Burt ReynoldsWrestleMania XGuest ring announcer for the main event
Rhonda ShearWrestleMania XGuest time keeper
Pamela AndersonWrestleMania XIValet of Diesel in his WWF Championship match against Shawn Michaels
Jenny McCarthyWrestleMania XIValet of Shawn Michaels in his WWF Championship match against Diesel
Jonathan Taylor ThomasWrestleMania XIGuest time keeper
Nicholas TurturroWrestleMania XIInterviewer and guest ring announcer
Freddie Prinze Jr.WrestleMania XXVI
Raven SymonéWrestleMania XXIVPromoted the Make-A-Wish Foundation in an in-ring segment
Mickey RourkeWrestleMania XXV

Athletes

Celebrity Profession Appearance Role
Muhammad AliProfessional boxerWrestleMania IGuest referee for the main event
Billy MartinSecond baseman for the New York YankeesWrestleMania IGuest ring announcer
Dick ButkusLinebacker for the Chicago BearsWrestleMania IIGuest referee
Jim CovertOffensive tackle for the Chicago BearsWrestleMania IIWrestled in a Battle royal, an elimination style match in which the last person remaining is the winner, involving other NFL football players
Darryl DawkinsBasketball playerWrestleMania IIJudge for the boxing match between Mr. T and Roddy Piper
Lou DuvaProfessional boxing trainerWrestleMania IIManager of Roddy Piper in his boxing match against Mr. T
Bill FralicOffensive guard for the Atlanta FalconsWrestleMania IIWrestled in a Battle royal, an elimination style match in which the last person remaining is the winner, involving other NFL football players
Russ FrancisTight end for the San Francisco 49ersWrestleMania IIWrestled in a Battle royal, an elimination style match in which the last person remaining is the winner, involving other NFL football players
Ernie HolmesDefensive tackle for the Pittsburgh SteelersWrestleMania IIWrestled in a Battle royal, an elimination style match in which the last person remaining is the winner, involving other NFL football players
Ed JonesDefensive end for the Dallas CowboysWrestleMania IIGuest referee
Tommy LasordaPitcher for the Los Angeles DodgersWrestleMania IIGuest ring announcer at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California
Harvey MartinDefensive end for the Dallas CowboysWrestleMania IIWrestled in a Battle royal, an elimination style match in which the last person remaining is the winner, involving other NFL football players
William PerryDefensive lineman for the Chicago BearsWrestleMania IIWrestled in a Battle royal, an elimination style match in which the last person remaining is the winner, involving other NFL football players
Dick ButkusLinebacker for the Chicago BearsWrestleMania VIIInvolved in a skit
Bob UeckerCatcher for the Atlanta BravesWrestleMania IIIInterviewer, Guest commentator, Guest Ring Announcer
Bob UeckerCatcher for the Atlanta BravesWrestleMania IVInterviewer, Guest commentator, Guest Ring Announcer
Paul MaguireLinebacker for the Buffalo BillsWrestleMania VIIInvolved in a skit
Carl BanksLinebacker for the New York GiantsWrestleMania XIManager of Lawrence Taylor in his match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Rickey JacksonLinebacker for the New Orleans SaintsWrestleMania XIManager of Lawrence Taylor in his match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Steve McMichaelDefensive tackle for the Chicago BearsWrestleMania XIManager of Lawrence Taylor in his match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Ken Norton, Jr.Linebacker for the Dallas CowboysWrestleMania XIManager of Lawrence Taylor in his match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Chris SpielmanLinebacker for the Detroit LionsWrestleMania XIManager of Lawrence Taylor in his match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Lawrence TaylorLinebacker for the New York GiantsWrestleMania XIWrestled in a standard wrestling match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Reggie WhiteDefensive end for the Green Bay PackersWrestleMania XIManager of Lawrence Taylor in his match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Larry YoungUmpireWrestleMania XIGuest referee
Pete RosePlayer/Manager for the Cincinnati RedsWrestleMania XIVGuest ring announcer and involved in a physical altercation with Kane
Mike TysonProfessional boxerWrestleMania XIVRingside enforcer for the main event and was involved in a physical altercation with Shawn Michaels
Eric EschProfessional boxerWrestleMania XVFought in an unscripted Brawl For All boxing match, knocking out opponent Bart Gunn
Vinny PazienzaProfessional boxerWrestleMania XVGuest referee for the Brawl for All rules match between Eric Esch and Bart Gunn
Kevin RooneyProfessional boxing trainerWrestleMania XVJudge for boxing match between Eric Esch and Bart Gunn
Pete RosePlayer/Manager for the Cincinnati RedsWrestleMania XVDressed as the San Diego Chicken and involved in an altercation with Kane
Chuck WepnerProfessional boxerWrestleMania XVJudge for boxing match between Eric Esch and Bart Gunn
Pete RosePlayer/Manager for the Cincinnati RedsWrestleMania XVIWas involved in an altercation with Kane and Rikishi
Pete RosePlayer/Manager for the Cincinnati RedsWrestleMania XXAppeared as a part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2004
Akebono TarōSumo wrestlerWrestleMania XXIWrestled against The Big Show in a Sumo match
William PerryDefensive lineman for the Chicago BearsWrestleMania XXIIAppeared as a part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2006
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Professional boxerWrestleMania XXIVWrestled in a No disqualification match against The Big Show
The RockProfessional wrestlerWrestleMania XXVIIHost

Musicians

Celebrity Genre(s) Appearance Role
Cyndi LauperPopWrestleMania IManager of Wendi Richter in her match against the Fabulous Moolah
LiberacePianistWrestleMania IGuest time keeper
Ozzy OsbourneHeavy metalWrestleMania IIManager of The British Bulldogs in their match against The Dream Team
Cab CallowayJazz/bluesWrestleMania IIJudge for boxing match between Mr T and Rowdy Roddy Piper
Ray CharlesR&B/SoulWrestleMania IISang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Alice CooperRockWrestleMania IIIManager of Jake Roberts in his match against The Honky Tonk Man
Aretha FranklinSoulWrestleMania IIISang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Gladys KnightR&B/SoulWrestleMania IVSang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Run-D.M.C.Hip-hopWrestleMania VPerformed The WrestleMania Rap, a song created specifically for the event
Robert GouletBalladWrestleMania VISang a rendition of "O Canada"
Willie NelsonCountryWrestleMania VIISang a rendition of "God Bless America"
Reba McEntireCountryWrestleMania VIIISang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Little RichardR&BWrestleMania XSang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Donnie WahlbergPopWrestleMania XGuest ring announcer
Salt-N-PepaHip-hopWrestleMania XIPerformed "Whatta Man" for Lawrence Taylor in his match against Bam Bam Bigelow
Boyz II MenR&B/SoulWrestleMania XVSang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Ice-THip-hopWrestleMania XVIPerformed "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" for The Godfather
MotörheadHeavy metalWrestleMania XVIIPerformed "The Game" for Triple H's entrance
Drowning PoolAlternative metalWrestleMania XVIIIPerformed "Tear Away" for the event and "The Game" for Triple H's entrance
SalivaAlternative metalWrestleMania XVIIIPerformed "Superstar" for the event and "Turn the Tables" for the Dudley Boyz' entrance.
AshantiR&BWrestleMania XIXSang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Limp BizkitNu/rap metalWrestleMania XIXSang the theme song "Crack Addict" for the event and the theme song "Rollin'" for The Undertaker's entrance.
MotörheadHeavy metalWrestleMania XXIPerformed "The Game" for Triple H's entrance
P.O.DAlternative metalWrestleMania XXIIPerformed "Booyaka 619" for Rey Mysterio's entrance
Michelle WilliamsR&BWrestleMania XXIISang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Aretha FranklinSoulWrestleMania XXIIISang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
John LegendR&B/SoulWrestleMania XXIVSang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Snoop DoggRapWrestleMania XXIVMaster of Ceremonies for the Bunnymania match between Maria Kanellis and Beth Phoenix.
Kid RockRockWrestleMania XXVPerformed a medley of "Bawitdaba", "Rock N Roll Jesus", "Cowboy", "All Summer Long" and "So Hott"
Nicole ScherzingerPopWrestleMania XXVSang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Fantasia BarrinoR&B/SoulWrestleMania XXVISang a rendition of "America the Beautiful"

Other

Celebrity Occupation(s) Appearance Role
The RockettesDance companyWrestleMania IEscorted Liberace to the ring as the guest time keeper
Chet CoppockRadio broadcasterWrestleMania 2Guest ring announcer
John Menick as HerbPortrayed Herb in Burger King's "Where's Herb?"WrestleMania 2Guest time keeper at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York
G. Gordon LiddyTalk show hostWrestleMania 2Judge for boxing match between Mr. T and Roddy Piper
Clara PellerPortrayed "Lady" in Wendy's "Where's the Beef?" commercialWrestleMania 2Guest time keeper at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois
Mary HartTelevision personalityWrestleMania IIIInterviewer, Guest Timekeeper
Robin LeachTelevision hostWrestleMania IVRead the rules of the tournament and Presented the WWF Championship to Randy Savage after Savage won it in a tournament
Donald TrumpBusinessmanWrestleMania IVHis owned venue hosted the event
Vanna WhiteTelevision personalityWrestleMania IVGuest time keeper
Donald TrumpBusinessmanWrestleMania VIIInterviewed in the crowd
Donald TrumpBusinessmanWrestleMania XXInterviewed in the crowd
Morton Downey, Jr.Talk show hostWrestleMania VGuest on Roddy Piper's "Piper's Pit", an in-ring talk show segment
Donald TrumpBusinessmanWrestleMania VHis owned venue hosted the event
Rona BarrettBusinesswomanWrestleMania VIInterviewer
Regis PhilbinTelevision PersonalityWrestleMania VII
George SteinbrennerBusinessmanWrestleMania VIIInvolved in a skit
Alex TrebekTelevision personalityWrestleMania VIIGuest ring announcer
Ray CombsComedianWrestleMania VIIIGuest ring announcer
Sy SperlingBusinessmanWrestleMania XGave a hairpiece to WWF ring announcer Howard Finkel
Gennifer FlowersModel and Porn actressWrestleMania XIVGuest ring announcer and interviewer
Kitana BakerModelWrestleMania XIXInvolved in a pillow fight with WWE Divas, Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler
Tanya BallingerModelWrestleMania XIXInvolved in a pillow fight with WWE Divas, Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler
Tara ConnerBeauty queenWrestleMania 23Escorted Donald Trump to the ring during the "Battle of the Billionaires"
Zuleyka RiveraBeauty queenWrestleMania 23Escorted Donald Trump to the ring during the "Battle of the Billionaires"
Donald TrumpBusinessmanWrestleMania 23Was physically involved in WrestleMania 23 with the "Battle of the Billionaires."
Kim KardashianModelWrestleMania XXIVHostess

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