Pro Wrestling: The 10 Best Commercials Featuring Wrestlers

Brent Turner@@BrentTurner1Correspondent IIISeptember 19, 2011

Pro Wrestling: The 10 Best Commercials Featuring Wrestlers

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    There used to be a time when wrestlers appeared on commercials endorsing a certain product, or even reminding the public about an upcoming pay-per-view or something along those lines.  

    Some of them happened to be very creative, and some were very funny. In no particular order, here are some of the ones I think are the best featuring superstars from the past and the present.

    If I have missed something, please let me know, as I love watching some of the old clips from the past.

Undertaker Doing His Best Clint Eastwood Impersonation

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    After watching this commercial a few times, I never really understood why it was created. 

    Obviously at the end, the logo for WWE comes up and it is for their production value. But everything about this seems fake and forced, but that is what makes it so good.  

    It is easy to see why the Undertaker never got too many offers from Hollywood to star in certain movies. I just don't see the big fella making a splash in the movies.

The Peak of the WWF/WWE

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    If I am not mistaken, this commercial may have aired during the Super Bowl, but I am not 100 percent sure. If anyone can help, please do so.

    Everything I miss about that era is represented in this clip. Having all the big name stars in one commercial allow for some great entertainment, and it shows you why the WWF/E was so popular at the time.

Sting and His Love of Sprite

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    As I referenced earlier, certain wrestlers did not get a call from Hollywood for certain reasons.  Sting does not necessarily knock it out of the park with this commercial, but it is a nice twist from the usual Sprite commercials, being how the more recent ones with Lebron have been below average.

    Somehow the commercial does not exactly make me want to run out and buy a Sprite, but it is interesting to think about what I would have done as a kid if Sting came and knocked on my door.  

Stone Cold Having Trouble Studying

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    Regardless what sport it is, whoever is writing the commercials for ESPN always do a fantastic job putting them together.  This particular commercial came when wrestling was as mainstream as it was going to be for awhile, with the ESPN icon Dan Patrick hammering SCSA with a chair.  

    Think about all of the great ESPN commercials that have been made, and it is tough to think of one that is at worst, average.

Hulk Hogan Putting His Best Hygiene Forward

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    This might be one of the cheesiest commercials to ever hit the airwaves, but that is how all the Right Guard commercials were.  Hogan trying to talk civilized made it even better, because not once did he say "Mean Gene."  I am not sure if Right Guard uses celebrities anymore for their endorsements, but for a brief time years ago, this was golden television.

Bret Hart Flipping Breakfast?

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    Oh dear....that is about all I can say concerning this one.  I am not sure who was able to talk the Excellence of Execution into hawking the omelet chain, but they were able to do it.  I still can't watch this without thinking that Betty White is somehow involved as well.  

    Wow...this is a long way from headlining Wrestlemanias.

Vince and Cena Shaving

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    I have to admit...I had never seen this one until I started posting the other clips on here.  But, after wasting away thirty seconds of my evening, I had to include it on here.  When I put the word "best" in the title of this slideshow, I did not necessarily mean for it to be taken literally.  

    This is almost like watching my ninth grade drama class act out some impromptu commercial in class.  I kept waiting for Vince or Cena to crack a smile because of the commercial, but it never happened.  Oh well, maybe next time.

Triple H and His Sunburn

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    This one is just downright funny.  Watching Cena come up behind Triple H and leaving a hand print on his back is priceless.  Who of us hasn't done that to our sunburn or someone else that we know?

    As the USA network combined two of their biggest shows into one commercial, it showed a different side to Cena as he was running around laughing.  And to think, he was not even trying to rap, which is always a plus.

Angle and His Endorsement of Pizza

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    Only true fans have seen this commercial as it was aired on an episode of Monday Night Raw.  It showed the usual side of Kurt Angle, which is that of a goofy, fun loving guy, which mirrored his image for his earlier days in wrestling.  

    Sometimes I wonder how certain writers keep their jobs when it comes to commercials.  Whichever writer developed this idea and got it accepted should be fired and promoted at the same time.

Kane Loves His Pasta

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    If I were ranking this list, I would say that this commercial featuring Kane would stay right near the top.  In one of the more puzzling commercials that the Chef Boyardee brand ran, Kane was hungry enough that he got four cans of pasta, and did his usual hand raising to explode them into his bowl.

    I only have a few problems with this commercial.  One, why does Kane wear a mask around his mask? Two, why does Kane wear an apron if it goes in the bowl every time? Three, shouldn't Kane have a much larger house than what he is in?  

    Oh Kane, you crack me up.

Conclusion and One for the Road

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    As I have said, there is no rhyme or reason to this list, but it was just another list that I enjoyed making.  There are quite a few that I left out, but I just wanted to give the Bleacher creatures a chance to see what has been done over the years with wrestlers in commercials.  

    I leave you with a classic clip above.  Rest in Peace.