Aside from the Big Dance, March has for years also been the hilarious time of year when the pro wrestling industry tries a little bit too hard to weasel its way into mainstream (or low-stream) consciousness in hopes of a couple thousand more PPV buys for WrestleMania.
Take a look at some of the names that have appeared at ’Mania over the years:
Snooki (pinned Michelle McCool), Pam Anderson (Shawn Michaels manager), Muhammad Ali (referee despite not knowing where he was), Billy Martin (ringside bell ringer despite not knowing where he was), Floyd Mayweather (fought The Big Show), Pete Rose (tombstoned by Kane), Ray Charles (sang America the Beautiful) and Donald Trump (shaved Vince McMahon’s head).
Only in America.
Sure, this isn’t A-list material, but they ain’t no D-listers either. Give McMahon some credit here. I have no doubt that he could make baseball America’s pastime again with just three months on the job.
It seems these days that the “celebs” can’t stay away from those that grace the squared circle.
Maria Menounos will be stepping into the ring at this year's WrestleMania, hopefully in her recent Giants bikini.
Recently released running back Brandon Jacobs has been showing up in a TNA ring (WWE’s low budget competition) on a consistent basis. Shocking that he hasn’t been signed by an NFL team yet considering that slamming 300-pounders through particle board now seems to be his primary hobby.
Meanwhile, A-Rod is still apparently dating former WWE hottie Torrie Wilson (who, yes, has appeared nude for all you pervs out there).
And of course, jailbird George Clooney has also gotten his paws on McMahon's leftovers as he is dating former WWE diva Stacy Keibler.
Wilson and A-Rod said this week that they will attend wrestling's Super Bowl on April 1.
Packing a punch
Speaking of wrestling, there was a Royal Rumble last night in the Rangers-Devils game as three different fights broke out at the same time. Oh ya, did I mention this happened three seconds into the game?
Daddy Dwight Howard
Apparently Superman won’t be confused with Superdad anytime soon. Shocker that a famous athlete isn’t afraid to spread his seed, but it seems as though JJ Redick and Jameer Nelson aren’t the only relative tiny bodies these days that seek Dwight Howard’s attention.
At least he’s trying (for the moment) to remain loyal in one aspect of his life by going back to the Magic.
Frustrated fan base
Golden State Warriors fans have had enough. Can you blame them? And somehow Rick Barry still thinks he has clout with 13,000 20-something buzzed-to-drunk men.