I was just watching the Disney Channel (Hey, I like the Disney Channel, sue me) and saw Scott Steiner and Booker T in cameo roles on their show "The Jersey"
I've also seen Vader in a recurring cameo role on "Boy Meets World". Can anyone else remember any wrestlers in cameos? That show about the guy masquerading as a wrestler while he taught elementary school doesn't count.
Oh, and I seem to remember Demolition doing a Pizza Hut commercial when I was younger.
I'm talking TV not movies like Mummy 2, The Waterboy, The Highlander or Spiderman
Speaking of the Disney Channel, I saw Bret and Owen Hart on an episode of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The Series". I was totally surprised, because I thought I knew about all these cameos before. They weren't bad. Let's not forget Bret on "The Simpsons".
Ha! Learning The Ropes was one of the best (read: worst) television shows ever -- any shock it was affiliated with WCW? Well, actually, NWA back then, but nonetheless... The premise that Lyle Alzado was a high school teacher turned wrestler at night (a masked jobber that always managed to show up on NWA television), and he had to keep his identity concealed or else he'd be fired by his employer. Strangely similar to the Mr. America angle, only more believeable. I remember seeing Ric Flair, the Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes, Ivan Koloff, Dick Murdoch, Ronnie Garvin among others on the show. That's practically half the current WWE roster. You almost wonder if Vinces McMahon and Russo are watching reruns of this show and getting ideas.
"The Rock also knows damn well, what in recent years the WCW Title has come to... Diamond Dallas Page? Booker T? The guy from Scream 2, the dog from Married with Children, the maid from the Jeffersons! Shane McMahon, this title is just like your sister, everybody gets a turn!"
Originally posted by NagBret Hart in Lonesome Dove the series
Nick Bockwinkel was in a couple episodes of Hawaii 5-0
Tommy Dreamer & New Jack were on Early Edition, though I have never seen nor heard of the show.
I remember ol' time WCW making an apperance on an MTV show in the early 90's maybe late 80s. My memory is clouded, but I remember Paul E and I think Luger.
Early Edition aired on CBS and stared Gary Hobson, played by Kyle Chandler. He owned like a family friendly bar and he lived upstairs and he would get tomorrow's newspaper today. So he would spend his day reading about bad things that would happen that day (since it was tomorrow's paper reporting about that day) and try to figure out a way to stop them.
And didn't VH1 at one time have a tv show called The List or something? The 5 guest would make a list of the best songs, artist, or whatever. And didn't some WCW stars appear one time. I know Kevin Nash and Disco Inferno were 2 of them.
In that episode of Early Edition, New Jack and Tommy Dreamer are in an arm wrestling contest. New Jack than accussed Tommy of a bunch of stuff, including drinking tea, to which Tommy yelled "I don't drink tea!" Maybe a brawl started then, however. I recall hearing about them doing their own stunts. Also in that episode, a guy is taking a bath while his television is on, and tuned to ECW on TNN. You can hear Joey Styles calling a Chris Chetti match.
And Jesse Ventura had a part in an X-Files show as a man in black.
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
Didn't The Big Boss Man make an appearance on America's Most wanted after someone who looked like him was profiled and viewers called in with where The Big Boss Man was wrestling that night.
if "Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people," then, considering the remarks coming out of Tinseltown about Iraq, "Hollywood is a Washington for the simpleminded." John McCain "Iraq will not be defeated" in the war, Iraqie Ambassador Mohsen Khalil told a news conference in Egypt. "Iraq has now already achieved victory - apart from some technicalities."
Originally posted by LickicatR.V.D. was also in an episode of The X Files.
And an episode of City Guys as well.
Learning the Ropes will always be worth a chuckle from me for a couple of reasons. The first being that Nicole "Stephanie Kaye" Stoffman left Degrassi Junior High thinking that this would boost her career, and the fact that one of the CITY-TV newsreaders was in that show (but for some reason the station bio doesn't mention it).
The timing with regards to the Olympic bombings was either coincidence or a sheer stroke of genius. Was this the first time this type of backstage angle played out on one of the big national wrestling shows?