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Your Two Cents: Celebrity WrestleMania Angles

“Your Two Cents” is our interactive feature where we gauge the opinions of our Twitter and Facebook followers on different discussions in women’s wrestling.

This week, we’re asking this: With rumors of Maria Menounos‘s involvement at WrestleMania, we’re wondering: If you had to book a celeb in a Divas WM angle, who would you book and how would you do it? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!

Our Two Cents

Batting for Team DD this week, it’s Katelyn giving us her personal opinion on this week’s topic:

Katelyn: I’d be intrigued in seeing a Beth Phoenix/Chelsea Handler face-off, based on their previous arguments on Twitter. Beth could be given a chance to shine on the microphone in a feud with the quick-witted, sharp-tongued Chelsea. It could be booked so that the untrained talk show host doesn’t have to get too physical (yet it still remains interesting) – a debate about women’s wrestling, a slap here and there, Chelsea could even appear in someone’s corner as they take on Beth on her behalf, and interfere to help her win.

Jersey Shore’s J-Woww could be another fun choice to make a return to wrestling… but follow in Snooki’s footsteps and appear for WWE, not TNA. A tag match with one of the other divas (Kaitlyn, maybe?) against Brie & Nikki Bella, perhaps?

Your Two Cents

@burmy87 | Michelle Rodriguez (in all her movies, she KICKS MAJOR ASS). I’d have her, Tamina, and (spot TBD) vs. Eve Torres & the Bellas…
Carlos Herrera | Lady Gaga vs. the Divas Champion. Gaga tweets about how much she’s loved wrestling. aside from music, since she was a little girl and ow she always watched it with her father. She can talk about how she went to Madison Square Garden and how much energy she had to get in the ring, but instead channeled that energy for her passion for music. She says that she dreams about maybe competing in the ring, and the WWE asks her to host Monday Night RAW. Everyone welcomes her with open arms except “The Divas Champion.” The Champion talks about how upset she is about a popular pop star walking into the locker room and that the WWE is no place for inexperienced wannabes. Lady Gaga replies with talking about her love for wrestling when she was a child and says she can take the champ on. The Champion raises the stakes and states that she will be willing to put her title on the line. Lady Gaga accepts. WrestleMania will feature Lady Gaga vs. the Divas Champion for the WWE Divas Championship.
@FearlessRiOT | If I could book a celeb to participate in some sort of WrestleMania angle, I’d have two choices in mind: Hayley Williams from Paramore and Rihanna. I remember Beth Phoenix and Hayley used to tweet back and forth to each other on Twitter, so why not see how they’d work as a tag team at ‘Mania, or have Hayley accompany a newly-face Beth into battle at WrestleMania, possibly against heel Eve for the Divas Title? As for Rihanna, I’ve always thought she’d make a nice WWE Diva. Maybe she can team with Natalya, Kelly, & her WWE twin Alicia to battle Eve, Beth (with Eve & Beth struggling to co-exist), and The Bellas in 8-Diva Tag Action. That’s how I’d see it.
@GregLucM | Lady Gaga, as Kharma‘s manager. The angle would be that Gaga wants to propel Kharma, whom she calls her “Big Monster,” to superstardom in the face of her perceived conformity and blandness of the rest of the Divas (do note that Kharma is STILL not listed under the Divas on, even post-revamp). In a long build, Gaga leads Kharma on a path of destruction through the Divas and their locker room. Every woman Kharma defeats becomes one of Gaga’s costumed back-up dancers. Beth Phoenix is all that stands in the way of Gaga replacing the Divas Title with the Gaga Championship. Pay-off is Kharma vs Beth and Gaga eating a Glam Slam.
Jesus A. Santiago Feliciano | This in fact a publicity stunt on part of WWE and how could it be better than to have one of the biggest stars in music today Katy Perry be on the side of a Diva as a manager against Beth Phoenix for the Divas Championship, to recreate the Match of Wendi Richter and the Fabulous Moolah back then. I think it could be a great homage to wrestling past and a great publicity stunt for the E.
Josue Guzman | Well seeing as how she has somewhat already feuded with Beth Phoenix, I’d have to say Chelsea Handler.

On a night when Beth isn’t scheduled for a match, have Chelsea go to a live event and witness the typical Diva match that we’ve grown accustomed to: A less than two minute match ending in a roll up. Chelsea goes back to her show saying that she wasn’t at all impressed at what she saw, saying that anybody could go in the ring and pretend to “wrestle”, mocking women’s wrestling even more. An angry Beth takes it to Twitter again tweeting that it was a good thing she wasn’t schedule for a match or else she would have dragged Chelsea from the audience and into the ring!

The following week, there is a battle royal to determine the number one contender to face Beth at Wrestlemania. Beth interferes in the match eliminating EVERYONE saying that the only person she wants to step in to the ring with is Chelsea Handler! Chelsea surprises Beth with another unannounced appearance and accepts Beth’s challenge stating “Any woman who refers to herself as a ‘Diva’s’ Champion can’t be taken seriously!”

And now we turn it over to you…

What are your two cents on the debate? How would you book a celebrity in a Divas WrestleMania angle? Tell us in the comments…

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