WWE News: WrestleMania's Social Media Ambassador Revealed

Gone Baby GoneContributerApril 1, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

Big news coming from the WWE front—it appears the company is going to utilize a "Social Media Ambassador" at WrestleMania.

On Sunday, PWInsider.com reported: "Gabriel Iglesias (@fluffyguy) has been named as WWE Social Media Ambassador for WrestleMania."

Soon after that report, Iglesias revealed that he had been chosen for the position (via Twitter):

Once Vickie Guerrero got wind of the news, she tweeted the following about the choice:

Iglesias is no stranger to TV. He started his career on Nickelodeon's All That alongside Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon in 2000. Since then, he has expanded his stand-up work and also guest-starred in an episode of Family Guy.

Ultimately, I am a bit surprised that the company didn't pick a bigger name for this role. Don't get me wrong—Iglesias has had a solid career to date. He has been featured on Comedy Central and had an HBO comedy special.

Furthermore, his family-friendly style of humor should prove to be exactly what the WWE is looking for in a "Social Media Ambassador" for its biggest pay-per-view of the year.

With that being said, he is definitely one of the lesser-known celebrities that the company has used to fill this role.

In the end, we will have to see how this pans out on Sunday. Hopefully Iglesias can break the mold and do a solid job in this position, as most of the celebrities to date have been busts.