There’s your next one. With WrestleMania 38 less than a month away, it is time to start getting ready for the biggest show of the year. That means WWE needs to set up the card in the way that draws in the most eyes, which includes coming up with some matches that might draw in a crowd that might not usually watch. WWE is trying just that with a special celebrity match.
This week on SmackDown, actor Johnny Knoxville interrupted Sami Zayn’s Intercontinental Title match against Ricochet, costing Zayn the title. As a result, Zayn challenged Knoxville to a match at WrestleMania 38, which Knoxville accepted later in the night. Knoxville has been tormenting Zayn for most of the year, including appearing in the Royal Rumble, where Zayn eliminated him. Zayn also crashed the premiere of Knoxville’s film Jackass Forever, with Knoxville coming back to SmackDown to retaliate.
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that makes sense, but I’m rather happy that it is not going to be a title match. Celebrity matches have been a thing at WrestleMania throughout its history, but it might be a bit much to have the match be for a championship. I’m almost scared to imagine what kind of insanity Knoxville will go through in the match, but at least it should be something memorable.
What do you think of the match? What is your favorite celebrity WrestleMania match? 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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