WWE is the largest professional wrestling company in the world and with it comes a lot of brand value – which especially helps to attract celebrities. Being such a huge name, it comes as no surprise that WWE has worked with numerous celebrities over the years. In fact, WWE even tried to have John Madden call WrestleMania on numerous occasions, but to no avail.

WWE has worked with many celebrities over the years. Among many other examples, Arnold Schwarzenegger, William Shatner, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Bob Uecker, Pete Rose, Mike Tyson, and Mr. T have all been a part of the company in the past.

While speaking on his Something To Wrestle podcast, WWE Executive Director Bruce Prichard was asked to name a celebrity that he wished he had the opportunity to work with in WWE. He named John Madden and revealed that WWE even tried to have John Madden call WrestleMania on numerous occasions.

“John Madden, man, we tried for such a long time. [Getting] John Madden to do color commentary for WrestleMania was our goal for the longest time. We thought he was a perfect fit. John was a fan, John wanted to do it, but John didn’t travel by plane. In order to get John to our destination of WrestleMania on the three times, at least I worked on and tried to make happen, it just feasibly couldn’t take place because where John was in the country with his bus, but I would have loved to have had John Madden to do color commentary with Gorilla or Vince for an entire WrestleMania, and he knew it. He knew the show. He knew the characters. He loved the characters. I would have probably wanted to put him with Vince and Bobby [rather than] Gorilla because he was so much like Gorilla in his delivery in the things that he saw and the way that he saw the business.”

Madden was a legendary coach in the NFL, he led the Oakland Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI, and he went on to become an icon as a broadcaster. He passed away on December 28, 2021. His contributions to the sport will never be forgotten either and that’s all that matters.

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