SNL's Colin Jost And Michael Che Will Apparently Compete At WrestleMania 35
Two of Saturday Night Live's stars have proven they're a force to be reckoned with in the ratings, but what about within the WWE? Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will apparently be stepping out from behind the desk and stepping into the ring after accepting a challenge from superstar Braun Strowman to participate in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale. Take a look at the segment, and the arrangement facilitated by Alexa Bliss below.
In a truly weird sequence of events, both Jost and Che will enter the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale for a chance to be its champion. It's not the first time a celebrity has been a part of the match, as sports legends Shaquille O'Neal and Rob Gronkowski have both made celebrity appearances in the match in the past. Neither man ended up winning, however, so don't expect Jost and Che to stand much of a chance.
Especially up against Braun Strowman who has been billed as one of the WWE's most fearsome competitors to date. Strowman's feud lies primarily with Colin Jost, who insulted Strowman backstage during the duo's appearance on Monday Night Raw in early March. Jost asked Strowman if wrestling is fake, and earned a quick and violent response from the former tag-team champion and frequent Universal Championship contender.
Michael Che and Colin Jost were going to be a part of Wrestlemania 35 anyway, as the WWE had pulled the two men onto the event as special correspondents throughout the evening. Now they'll be in the actual festivities which will take place just outside of New York City in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That's a good thing because they'll be on Saturday Night Live with Kit Harington the night before, so at least they won't have a long drive.
The chances of these two being scripted to knock Braun Strowman out of the match are slim, although one can never predict the WWE's plans. All participating wrestlers typically appear in the ring at the start, so the duo might get lucky in the chaos and at least survive long enough to avoid being the first elimination. That said, don't be surprised if these guys get knocked out rather quick as to not muck up the performance for other wrestlers.
Wrestlemania 35 is available on the WWE Network, and airs Sunday, April 7. CinemaBlend will keep tabs on any surprising developments leading up to the event, and keep readers in the loop should another cast member of Saturday Night Live get caught up in the action. For more on the sketch comedy series, check out the recent sketches the show has come under fire for after two men claimed the sketches plagiarize their work.
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