He’ll get them cheering. Celebrities have been a big deal in wrestling for a very long time now and that is always going to be the case. Fans are going to react to someone not involved in the wrestling world making an appearance, especially if they are some kind of a local celebrity. Athletes certainly fit the bill and that was the case this week when WWE rolled into town.
Bobby Portis of the new NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks appeared at a WWE live event over the weekend. Portis appeared with the New Day during the show and was holding the custom WWE Championship sent to the Bucks by Triple H. Following a staredown with Bobby Lashley, Portis got into the ring to celebrate with New Day. Portis did not get physical in any way during the appearance. Later in the night, Portis thanked WWE for letting him get involved.
This is pretty cool. Check out both versions of Portis’ appearance, plus some of the best of the New Day:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that is perfect for WWE as there is something cool about having a mainstream athlete not only get in the ring but hold a WWE title belt. Portis is a huge star in Milwaukee at the moment and it is great to see him getting a chance to have some fun like this. I’m not sure if he is actually a fan of wrestling or not, but he seemed to be having a good time here.
What did you think of the appearance? What is your favorite mainstream athlete wrestling appearance? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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