WWE News: Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs Added to WrestleMania 29 Lineup

Joe JohnsonSenior Writer IIMarch 28, 2013

Triple H, The Rock and The Undertaker will be in the biggest matches at WrestleMania 29. Now the former Puff Daddy has been added to the biggest show of the year, giving it even more of a '90s nostalgia feel.

It's been announced that Sean Combs, also known as P. Diddy, will perform at this year's WrestleMania, following in the long-standing tradition of mainstream stars of the music industry performing at the big event, including Metallica, Kid Rock and, last year's performer, Machine Gun Kelly.

Per Wrestling Observer:

Sean Combs will be performing a medley of songs at WrestleMania this year according to a press release just sent out by the company.

Combs song, "I'm Coming Home," has been used as the promotional theme for the show for months.

In addition to performing on the show, he will join Vince McMahon and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a fundraising campaign to support relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy.

Some critics will argue against the use of bringing in musical acts to perform as part of the show, especially when it is not directly tied to a storyline or character. Triple H has had Motorhead play his theme on a number of occasions. Limp Bizkit played out The Undertaker at WrestleMania 19, too.

The concern is that it often takes up valuable time without adding to the show. WWE chooses to do these performances because the company believes they draw additional attention from mainstream media and helps distinguish WrestleMania from every other wrestling PPV of the year.

How do you feel about musical performances taking place during WrestleMania?