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5 most talked about athlete cameos in WWE history

Here are the 5 most talked about athlete cameos in WWE history.


Mike Tyson and Stone Cold
Several athletes have graced the ringside in WWE events

Throughout its existence, the WWE has shown that it's a company which prides itself on mainstream attention. Anything that’s through the form of headline-grabbing events or celebrity appearances catches the attention of this company. After all, they need attention to survive & stay relevant.

Over the years, some of the sport’s most iconic names have made their way into a WWE ring. These cameos have come in the form of guest enforcers, special guest referees and at times, even wrestlers. All those moments have done what they were intended to, create headlines and fuse the best of both worlds together.

Here are the 5 most talked about athlete cameos in WWE history.


#4 Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather at Wrestlemania 23 with the Big Show
Wrestlemania 23 drew 1,2m PPV buys

Money Mayweather did exactly what his name suggests when he came to the WWE, make money. In the lead up to Wrestlemania 23, Floyd Mayweather sent shockwaves around the sporting world by making Big Show bleed by from the mouth and nose. The following night, Big Show challenged to Mayweather to a fight at Wrestlemania. Mayweather accepted and with that, Wrestlemania 23 turned into a box office bonanza. 

Floyd went on to knock out the Big Show at Wrestlemania, creating a moment generations will remember for a lifetime to come. WWE has a knack for acquiring the services of the biggest boxers on the planet and Floyd Mayweather may have been the biggest coup of them all. This cameo is etched in history and the bout will go down as one of the unique matchups ever. 

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