Former WWE Superstar Hornswoggle recently appeared on Edge & Christian's Pod of Awesomeness, and talked in depth on a variety of topics. He revealed that out of all the guest hosts on Raw, Vince McMahon specifically asked to get a picture taken with The Muppets.
When Raw had weekly guest hosts
A decade ago, Donald Trump "bought" WWE Raw from Vince McMahon, but the boss bought it back from Trump a week later. On the June 29 edition of Raw, Vince announced that every week, a celebrity guest host would control Raw for the night. Over the next several months, every episode of Raw saw a celebrity guest hosting the show.
The first guest host of Raw was an injured Batista, followed by names like Seth Green, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Bob Barker, Snoop Dogg, and many more. Over the course of the next few years, several celebrities guest-hosted or guest-starred Raw.
The October 31, 2011 edition of Monday Night Raw witnessed The Muppets being featured on the show. One of the backstage segments on the show featured Beaker from The Muppets being confronted by Christian, with Sheamus coming to his defense.
Vince loves The Muppets!
On the latest edition of Edge & Christian's Pod of Awesomeness, the duo discussed the segment with Hornswoggle. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion stated that Vince McMahon regards Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets, as a hero. He also revealed that out of all the guest hosts on Raw, Vince only asked for a picture with The Muppets.
(It should be noted here that The Muppets came in more as "guest stars" than "guest hosts", and were advertised by WWE as such.)
That was the only picture... Vince ever asked to get was with The Muppets, like a setup photo on the set, of all the guest hosts... 'cause Jim Henson was such a hero to him.
Here's a photo of Vince McMahon and The Muppets, which seems to be the one Hornswoggle is talking about:
Published 10 Sep 2019, 12:15 IST