Snoop Dogg is leaving it to emerge as the Most Valuable Performer at WrestleMania 39.
In a weekend that saw World Wrestling Entertainment set a double-night attendance record for a signature event, with the company nearly sold out and Roman Reigns remaining the undisputed champion, the iconic Raptor was in trouble.
Snoop Dogg co-hosted a segment during Sunday’s match at SoFi Stadium with wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin spurring him into an impromptu match with Shane McMahon, who made his first WWE event in 14 months. . McMahon and Mizanin traded punches before McMahon ripped his quad with a leapfrog run while trying to avoid Mizanin.
McMahon was sedated by the medics before being helped out of the ring. Snoop Dogg returned to the ring to continue the match as he knocked down “The Miz” twice, then stole “The Rock’s” page and elbowed the crowd to get the win.
“My hat’s off to Snoop, he just read it and was like, ‘oh man, does it hurt? It’s okay, I’ll fix this.’ He’s just a natural born guy,” said WWE head of creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “I know Snoop’s years in this environment and what kind of fan he is, but tonight he put himself on a different level playing and a factor for me to watch. I know a lot of guys who have been in the business for a long time; if this happened, they would go, ‘what are we doing?’ It was amazing.”
The biggest surprise, though, came less than eight hours after Cody Rhodes reigned supreme in the main event, when the owner of the effort announced Monday morning that he had signed a deal with WWE to form a new partnership that would put the UFC and WWE under one roof.
Levesque did not answer questions about Sunday night’s concerns, saying he wanted to focus on what happened over the weekend.
Outside the ring, attendance for both days was 161,892, setting a single-day record for both nights. The first WrestleMania in Los Angeles since 2005 generated a record $21.6 million, beating the previous record by 27%.
Eclipse sponsorship revenue of $21 million more than doubling the previous record, with merchandise sales up 20% from the year before.
The Doggfather stepping in as a pinch-hitter continues the trend of celebrities stepping in and not looking ahead.
Social media star Logan Paul will be in a WrestleMania match for the second straight year on Saturday. San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle The exit stands and is part of a series between former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee and “The Miz.” Rapper Bad Bunny made a cameo during the match between the Mysteries.
“They don’t have the right to be this good,” Levesque said of celebrities entering the ring. “What’s awesome about the grind and the level of what they’re willing to put into this is because they look at the business, and what we’re doing with WWE superstars and the people who came before them. It’s cool to see them do it, but it’s also awesome to see how good they are at it and how it raises the bar for everyone else.”
In addition to co-hosting with “The Miz” both nights, Snoop threw Rey Mysterio onstage before his match against Dominik Mysterio’s son.
Paul, who lost to Seth Rollins, made stupid flying moves and moves as if he had done it for more than 10 years. McAfee was a WWE announcer for 17 months (April 2021-September 2022) and was at the WrestleMania match last year, while Kittle was a longtime fan of the match.
Bad Bunny, who participated in a tag team match at WrestleMania two years ago, wants to live in the next premium WWE event on May 6, which will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s the first time since 2005 that WWE will be coming to Puerto Rico.
Bad Bunny could also attend the match that night. On Saturday, he was doing commentary on Mysterio in Spanish when he stopped meeting Dominik to prevent him from using an iron chain to hit his father. Rey Mysterio capitalized on the distraction and hit his finisher to get the win and set up a possible storyline between Bad Bunny and Mysterio Jr.
He continues to reign for 800 days more, as a champion from an unexpected side. The Rhodians had an important influence on the outcome of everything, and all the indicators showed a change in the title. However, the creative forces of WWE decided to continue their dominance in the company’s reign.
No offense or no surprise, Reigns will become the first WWE wrestler to reach 1,000 days as champion in early June. Here, Reigns will likely retain the title at Summerslam in early August in Detroit, or he may still be a contender for next year’s WrestleMania in Philadelphia.
“I want someone to step up and take this ball away from us,” Regnavit said. “Because if you don’t, we’re just going to keep this mess.”