RAW celebrity Guest Hosts

‘Raw’ celebrity guest hosts: Must-see train wrecks?
by Mandi Bierly

Sure, we laughed with (or at) Jeremy Piven, but celebs are seriously lining up to guest host WWE’s Monday Night Raw. According to Variety, the show has already scheduled upcoming spots for Bob Barker, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Nancy O’Dell, boxer Floyd Mayweather and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James. Stars in talks for hosting gigs are said to include: Rachael Ray, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, Jimmy Fallon, Woody Harrelson, Ashton Kutcher, Danny DeVito, Serena Williams, the Osbournes, MC Hammer, and Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson.

Now, I can sorta understand the appeal of doing this show. It’s the kind of spectacle everyone should see at least once, and, perhaps like last night’s host Freddie Prinze Jr., some of these people have been lifelong fans. But I really don’t want to have to tape it every week just so I can watch the ridiculous of someone having to suffer through an opening bit (oh, how I wished it was Kiefer Sutherland impersonating the I Know What You Did Last Summer guy last night) and/or stare down Randy Orton as he (surprise!) makes an entrance when he’s not scheduled to. Last night, he wanted out of the match that was set to partner him with John Cena. Prinze responded, as you see in the clip below, with some acting skills he’s probably learned on the set of 24. I’ll be damned if I didn’t feel a moment of hatred for Orton after what he did to Freddie. Even if I knew Prinze hadn’t really been taken to a medical center for a neck injury. (Especially because he wouldn’t have made it back in time to announce that Orton’s bout was now a lumberjack match. Suck it!)

Do you think these celebrity Raw guest hosting gigs are insane? Or are they must-see train wrecks waiting to happen?

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  1. August 23rd, 2009

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