I hope Neil Young will remember......
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Re: Analyze This: Celebrity Cameos in Pro-wrestling
Let's not forget Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T.Actually Mr. T probably did more for wrestling than even Iron Mike.
The earliest examples of "celeb" invovlement were the pro football players and boxers. The early examples being Bronco Nagurski, Dick The Bruiser and Primo Carnerra (who many of you might know as the man who lost the heavyweight boxing title to Max Baer the antagonist from "Cinderella Man"). Heck even Jack Dempsey was used as a ref for a while.
As far as sritctly show biz goes the earliest one I remember was Rick Dees the disco radio jockey from the early 70's but certainly there were stars aside from atheletes around before that?
Anyways I usually think that they detract and make the product look lame, but these five stand alone to me as ones I think really worked.
1. Mr T.
2. Andy Kaufman
3. Mike Tyson
4. Cyndi Lauper
5. William Perry