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5 WWE Superstars who brought their pets to the ring

Torrie Wilson and her pet canine Chloe
Torrie Wilson and her pet canine Chloe
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The world of WWE can be quite unpredictable at times. You just never know who or what is going to show up. You may see WWE legends or celebrity guests appear, but you may also find Superstars' pets making an appearance.

It's unique, as of course, the pets themselves are unpredictable as they will have no idea they are performing in front of millions of people around the world. It is certainly hard for Vince McMahon to give them some pointers before they head through the curtain.

That being said, let's take a look at five WWE superstars who brought their pets to the ring.


#5 The British Bulldog's pet dog Matilda appeared in WWE

British Bulldog with His Bulldog Matilda https://t.co/hsoxYygFlf

In late 80's, Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid were performing as "The British Bulldogs" in WWE. They introduced their mascot, Matilda, who was in fact a bulldog. Matilda often accompanied them to the ring, but also got involved in storylines.

Matilda was stolen by Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan and became a central character in the British Bulldogs' feud with The Islanders in 1988. Eventually, the Union-Jack-draped Superstars got her back and she continued her role as their mascot.

Her role was so significant that she eventually got a rare action figure, along with The British Bulldogs, made by Jakks Pacific. The company was WWE's main action figure creator during the 2000's and honored the tag team.

The british bulldog is going to be in the wwe hall of fame. I remember matilda the dog chasing bobby the brain heenan around the outside of the ring. 1980's wrestling was the best. Miss those days. Bubba power. https://t.co/XYpC6ehYb9

Eventually, The British Bulldogs parted ways, but The British Bulldog himself, Davey Boy Smith, returned to WWE in 1991. Unfortunately, he was not accompanied by Matilda, but by a new pet Winston, another bulldog.

Sadly, The British Bulldog passed away in 2002. He was eventually inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020. He was inducted by his wife Diana, son Harry and daughter Georgia. They were also accompanied by Buffy, the latest version of the bulldog in the family.

Georgia has worked tirelessly to keep the British Bulldog name alive and to make sure his legacy is honored. She spoke prior to inducting her father into the WWE Hall of Fame:

"You look at everything we’ve done from then to now with Davey and the brand…Lots of positive things are happening with my dad. It makes the Hall of Fame for him more special here in Tampa. We don’t have to go too far. Mom has flown in. It’s going to be a celebration of my dad to give him some recognition." Georgia Smith said. (h/t Wrestling Inc.)

We will forever remember The British Bulldog's contributions, but also his first pet, Matilda, who became a legend in her own right.

#4 Erick Rowan brought his large spider to the ring in WWE

RIP, Erick Rowan’s fake spider. 3/2/20-3/9/20. #RAW https://t.co/GpSftJRmqw

Ok, so this may not have been a 'real' pet but it still counts in the world of WWE. In November 2019, Erick Rowan started carrying a cage with him backstage and to the ring. Rowan was very protective of the cage, even though he felt the wrath of the creature inside on occasion.

In the end, it was revealed to be a large spider that was being kept inside the cage. The storyline came to an end after just a few months, when Drew McIntyre used the steel steps to squash the cage and spider. We never even knew its name.


#3 Koko B. Ware's parrot was a huge part of his WWE character

Wish I had a parrot like Koko B Ware…… http://t.co/t7kKVhtDBi

WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware was an ever-popular Superstar through the late '80s and early '90s. Better known as "The Birdman", Koko came to the ring with his pet parrot named Frankie. The parrot was a huge part of his gimmick and the WWE Universe loved his fun-loving character.

Koko spoke to Everywhere Legends Video about the start of his Birdman gimmick with Frankie:

"It started out as my late wife’s idea. God bless her. She really helped me get the idea of the ‘Birdman.’ As a matter of fact, I was the ‘Birdman’ before I got the bird. I had birds on my tights." Koko B. Ware said. (Pro Wrestling Stories)

His legendary character was honored in 2009 when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame with Frankie by his side.

#2 Torrie Wilson brought her pet dog, Chloe, to WWE

I miss seeing Torrie Wilson and Chloe every week https://t.co/V8fyniTL3y

In the mid-2000's, WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson carried her pet Maltese dog, Chloe, with her to the ring with her every week on RAW. Chloe, in fact, traveled with Wilson due to her being on the road over 300+ days a year. The dog was so important to Wilson that it even had its own Superstar page on WWE.com.

WWE even covered Chloe in a "Where Are They Now?" special in April 2019. Sadly, Wilson's main ally for 17 years passed away in June 2020 after a fulfilled life of treats and plenty of sightseeing.


#1 Jake Roberts brought his pet snake to the ring

That time Dean Ambrose was smiling when Jake Roberts put the snake on him. https://t.co/gJI5o8zX8U

It doesn't get any more legendary than Jake "The Snake" Roberts' pet snake, Damien. Debuting in 1986, Damien made his first pay-per-view appearance at WrestleMania 2. Roberts' snake wrapped itself around his opponent George Wells' head.

The years that followed saw many WWE Superstars become terrified of Roberts and his pet python. Even the audience was petrified at times, seeing Jake pull the snake out of its bag and drop it on his opponents. The snake became a huge part of Jake's character. The last victim to feel Damien slitering all over them was Dean Ambrose during an "Old School" episode of RAW in 2014.


Who was your favorite pet to appear in WWE? Let us know in the comments below!

Edited by Anirudh
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