Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation was an immensely popular reality TV enterprise before people knew what “reality TV” was. Now, reality television is everywhere. Ergo, Vince McMahon invented the 21st century. So there is something poetic in the news that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, reality star of the waking national nightmare that is Jersey Shore, will take part in a six-way duel at WrestleMania XXVII on April 3. I believe this will make Snooki the first best-selling novelist to step into the ring. (Yes, Mankind was a bestselling author, but he was a memoirist. Totes diff.) Snooki’s journey to WrestleMania began at this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw. She was only slated to guest-host, but that naturally led to some guest-taunting, and finally a good old-fashioned guest-scuffle. Check out video of the fight after the jump...
Fight fans will recall that Snooki put up a good showing against fellow mini-panzer diva Angelina during their grudge match last season on Jersey Shore. Snooki also recovered well from the infamous first-season punch, which indirectly made her a national sweetheart, which proves that violence solves everything, which is what wrestling is all about, right? Now, I know what you’re thinking: “This has Lionel Giroux written all over it!” It’s true, Snooki is a bit smaller than her competitors. And you could argue that fighting in the WrestleMania ring surrounded by thousands of screaming fans is a little bit different than fighting in a living room surrounded by a dozen cackling cameramen. But I’m betting she’ll hold her own.
PopWatchers, are you intrigued to see Snooki get into the ring? Since J-Woww put in an appearance at a TNA match-up, how long do you think until the entire Jersey Shore cast just signs with the WWE as a package deal? (They could be just like New World Order, except with better hair and terrible.)