Celebrities can be just as big a part of WrestleMania as championship matches.... when used correctly.
Right from the very first WrestleMania in 1985, the media was peppered with celebrities, some managing, some announcing, some refereeing and some even wrestling.
Over the years, their involvement at The Showcase Of The Immortals has ebbed and flowed. Some years, there haven't been any celebrities to speak of beyond those who may be sitting in the audience. Other years, the event has featured a who's who of musicians, athletes and actors in a wide variety of roles. Some have even become WWE Hall of Famers!
So how, then, is it possible to rank different people, from different backgrounds, for playing different roles on The Grandest Stage Of Them All? In compiling a list of the Top 50 WrestleMania Celebrities, we looked at the following criteria:
Was their appearance well-hyped ahead of time?
Was the celebrity a "has-been" by the time they made it to Mania?
Did they have any role in attracting non-wrestling fans to the event?
How memorable was their appearance (or, in some cases, appearances)?
If you'd like to be a part of this conversation, Tweet us at @canadianbulldog using the hashtag #Top50, or leave a comment below.
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No relation to Ray... The recording artist formerly known as Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and, yes, even Brother Love has won multiple Grammy awards during his career. Combs introduced Machine Gun Kelly to the crowd at WrestleMania XXVIII and performed WrestleMania theme "Coming Home" the following year.