15 Celebrities, From Jon Stewart to Melissa Joan Hart, Who Can’t Get Enough of Pro Wrestling

Whether it’s Bad Bunny winning the WWE 24/7 championship on Raw or Shaquille O’Neal mixing it up with the stars of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on Dynamite, celebrities have been active in the ring of late. But they’re far from alone in being fans of the body-slamming sport.

Everyone from Jon Stewart to Melissa Joan Hart — who has given her hot takes about WWE programming on social media — have been seen not just at matches, but have participated both in the ring and out (did you know that Freddie Prinze, Jr., helped create storylines?).

Take a look at these 15 celebs who are most definitely pro wrestling aficionados.

Freddie Prinze, Jr.
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Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Freddie Prinze, Jr., went from fan to working behind the scenes on the WWE creative team in 2008, helping to develop characters and storylines. The stint didn’t last longer than a year, but he did return after time away in 2010 as a producer up until 2012.

Macaulay Culkin
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Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin has been attending pro wrestling shows since he became a star in 1990’s Home Alone. He even hosted a podcast called Wrestling With Macaulay Culkin. In 2018, he got into a Twitter feud (all in good fun) with then-WWE superstar Rusev.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg went viral for his January appearance on AEW Dynamite where he dove off the top rope. The rapper and Go-Big Show judge has also appeared on WWE Raw and WrestleMania. The star was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame’s celebrity wing in 2016.

Skylar Astin
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Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin has made the most of his WWE appearances over the years. During one segment, he got to reunite with Lana, his Pitch Perfect 2 costar. The Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist actor also gives his pro wrestling analysis on podcasts like Dan Black’s Comedians of Wrestling.

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Seth Green

Seth Green couldn’t pass up an opportunity to participate in a match when he guest hosted Raw in 2009. The actor teamed up with John Cena and Triple H to face Legacy (Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase). Green went on to develop the WWE Network animated series Camp WWE, which ran for two seasons.

 

 

Matthew McConaughey
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Matthew McConaughey was living his best life attending a WWE Raw with Lance Armstrong in 2019. He even took a photo with the tag team the IIconics, nailing down their signature pose. In 2020, the Oscar-winner showed up virtually in WWE’s “ThunderDome” arena with his kids. McConaughey told Jimmy Kimmel he has been a fan since he was eight and his all-time favorite was “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.

 

Mario Lopez
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Mario Lopez

Chances are if WWE is hosting a show in Los Angeles, Mario Lopez is there. In 2020, Lopez and his family even dressed up as WWE superstars for Halloween! The Extra host and Saved by the Bell star wore a flashy robe along with tights for his Ric Flair costume.

Maria Menounos
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Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos is such a big fan she can quote the famous Dusty Rhodes “Hard Times” promo word-for-word. The TV personality has stepped into the ring a number of times, including for WrestelMania 28 in 2012. The proud enthusiast is also a regular host for events like the WWE Hall of Fame red carpet.

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Danielle Fishel-Karp

Danielle Fishel-Karp’s fandom can be traced back to when WWE superstars like Mick Foley and Vader appeared on episodes of Boy Meets World. She has been to events, but also watches intently from home, giving her opinions on social media while watching WWE and AEW.

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David Arquette

David Arquette not only starred in the pro wrestling-centric movie Ready to Rumble, but he won the now-defunct WCW (World Championship Wrestling) championship in 2000. The Scream actor’s passion and journey into the business is chronicled in his recent documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette.

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Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias referred to his love of pro wrestling in stand-up routines and his Netflix series Mr. Iglesias. The comedian has attended and appeared at countless events. Iglesias’ friendship with Diamond Dallas Page led to him participating in the wrestling superstar’s DDP Yoga program, where he lost 100 pounds.

Joe Manganiello

Former True Blood star Joe Manganiello has attended a Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) show in California a time or two with his wife Sofia Vergara. Beyond the independent scene, Manganiello appeared on an episode of Raw with his Sabotage co-star and WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2014.

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart served as the host of WWE’s SummerSlam in 2015, the same night he cost John Cena the United States championship against Seth Rollins. The former host of The Daily Show has made numerous appearances since then including WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed during a backstage interview at SummerSlam in 2017 that his fandom goes back to WrestleMania 3, the 1987 event where Hulk Hogan would body slam Andre the Giant. Perhaps we’ll see a musical collaboration between the Hamilton visionary and WWE in the future?

Stephen Amell
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Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell is a lifelong pro wrestling fan. The Arrow star even lived out a dream entering the ring a few times, including at WWE’s SummerSlam event in 2015. He plays a pro wrestler in the upcoming series Heels, coming to Starz.