I know him. Wrestlers are in a weird place when it comes to celebrity status. They can be famous, but it is often only for wrestling. Every so often a wrestler will be able to break through into a higher level of pop culture and it can make for a big deal when they are able to do something else on a bigger stage. One of the biggest stars in the history of wrestling has done just that.
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This weekend, WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Kawasaki. The ad showed Austin growing a mullet, as did a variety of other people and animals who came in contact with the vehicle being advertised. Austin had previous teased an appearance in the ad, showing him with the mullet. He has been an ambassador for Kawasaki for several years.
It’s a cool ad. Check out the commercial, plus Austin in his more familiar settings:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that Austin gets to do because he was a big enough wrestling legend that people are still going to remember him even so many years after his career ended. It’s rather fun when you see a wrestler become that big of a star and Austin might be the biggest in the last few generations. Getting him to appear in a spot like this is rather impressive and it wouldn’t surprise me if he is in another one in the near future.
What do you think of the ad? What is your favorite commercial featuring a wrestler? Let us know in the comments below.
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