Throughout the history of the WWE, the WCW, and various other local and nationwide wrestling, a number of ridiculous crossovers from the world of pop culture have somewhat found their way into the wrestling ring. Usually brought in to promote a movie or television show that they will be a part of, these characters somehow appearing the real world was hilarious enough on its own, but hearing the commentators having to act as if fictional figures such as Robocop and The Three Stooges had made their way into the real world was well worth seeing them come to life.
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We'd be lying if we didn't say that the unbelievable scenario of the killer doll Chucky appearing before Mean Gene Oakerland and Rick Steiner wasn't what led us to make this article in the first place. As unbelievable as it is that the slasher villain would cut his way into the world of the WWE/WCW, it was even more unbelievable as to why. Chucky, apparently, appeared not only to promote the film Bride of Chucky, but also to, and we quote, "create a movie starring Scott Steiner that will win Chucky an Oscar."
We weren't going to see Chucky jump into the ring with Rick Steiner, but man, imagine how hilarious it would have been if we had!
Shaft appearing as a character would have been insane enough, but having Samuel L Jackson actually appear to promote the film was the cherry on top. With wrestler Crash Holly needing a bodyguard, he seemingly employs Shaft to "guard his ass". In an extremely cringe conversation, Shaft agrees to "protect Crash's booty" and every character takes the opportunity to deliver a terrible awkward version of Shaft's catch phrases. Shaft never enters the ring, simply throwing out punches to take down Crash's pursuers.
What is perhaps one of the most famous of crossovers in wrestling history was when the WCW brought in the most unbelievable character for a crossover ever with Alex Murphy, aka Robocop. Robocop himself never entered the ring himself, but the cyborg law enforcement officer did free Sting from a cage....because of course he did. Again, one of the stand outs of this crossover was simply having to witness so many wrestlers and announcers treat Robocop as if he existed in the real world. Hearing two of the Four Horsemen having to threaten Robocop in a promo is something to be seen.
The Three Stooges
There are actually a number of clips to choose from when the new version of the Three Stooges appeared on WWE Raw, but we had to go with the one that saw the trio entering the ring and getting choke slammed by Kane as the victor. With Moe and Larry running for their lives and Curly attempting to take down the brother of the Undertaker, you can feel the cringe permeating from the crowd watching this whole ordeal happen.
Bringing back the Three Stooges was always a terrible idea, but man oh man, incorporating them into the events of the WWE was a low point.
Long before the professional wrestling that we know today, Adam West appeared as Batman to challenge Jerry The King Lawler in a match. In the video, Batman says he doesn't have his full costume as he's "undercover" but we're sure that the actual reason is that they either a.) couldn't get the original or b.) simply didn't have the money to actually put one together in time. Needless to say, this was a shock to the system in seeing that this crossover even happened at all, let alone so long ago in wrestling's history!
Most fans of both the WWE and the team of Mystery Inc know that the wrestling organization crossed over with Scooby Doo in an animted film dubbed Wrestlemania Mystery, but what you might not know is that Scooby Doo "himself" actually appeared in a match as Sin Cara faced off against Damien Sandow. Needless to say, while Robocop being registered as real was strange enough, at least he's somewhat human. Having a guy dressed in a big Scooby Doo outfit inspiring fear in wrestlers is an entirely different thing all together.
Wrestlemania Mystery also loses points for not revealing that Vince McMahon was the Ghost Bear all along.
Don't ask me why the Muppet showing up on WWE Raw works when Robocop doesn't, but the likes of Kermit, Ms. Piggy, Gonzo, and Fozzy appearing to trade quips with the wrestlers of the organization just seems to go together swimmingly. Bonus points for this crossover as it has Beaker and Seamus revealing that they're actually related, with Seamus angrily telling the muppet scientist that he "won't be able to make the family reunion this year". Needless to say, the brief clip posted above shows you some of the hilarity that actually works during this crossover and it's certainly nice that we end on a high note.