We’ve all seen celebrity appearances in wrestling, but seldom do they live up to what Snoop Dogg attempted on AEW Dynamite this week.
The legendary rapper is certainly more connected with WWE in the wrestling world as a WWE Hall of Famer and he is the cousin of SmackDown Women’s champion, Sasha Banks.
However, the 49-year-old made a special appearance on AEW Dynamite’s New Year’s Smash on Wednesday night and he did far more than a backstage appearance – although he did that, too.
Snoop made his way to the top rope and not only that, but as Cody Rhodes and Matt Sydal held down AEW star Serpentico, Snoop took flight and landed a body splash.
Well, he kind of landed a body splash. Take a look at the footage below:
Snoop’s original role on the show was to accompany Rhodes during his match with Sydal and precious few expected him to get physical.
You’d imagine they probably rehearsed the spot ahead of time, but Snoop still couldn’t fully let himself go and fly, landing feet first to be safe.
AEW have indulged in some celebrity cameos over the past year since Dynamite’s inception, but they’ve kept it at a very high level.
Guys like Snoop, Mike Tyson and Shaquille O’Neal – all guys who have been in WWE previously with an interest in wrestling – have made meaningful appearances in AEW.
Snoop actually remixed Cody’s theme song for the night, too, but he is not expected to be a regular fixture on AEW programming moving forward.
His appearance was actually in conjunction with the promotion of a new show on TBS in the States, the ‘Go Big Show’.
Snoop will serve as one of five judges – one of which is Cody – on a show that is billed as an ‘extreme’ talent show.
With his cousin, Banks, being one of the best wrestlers in the world, it’s no surprise she told Snoop they’re going to have to work on this!