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Johnny Knoxville Set To Fight For A Title At WrestleMania 38

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Johnny Knoxville Set To Fight For A Title At WrestleMania 38

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Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is expected to perform at WrestleMania 38 in April, and the movie star could even be fighting for one of WWE's most prestigious titles.

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There's nothing WWE like more than a celebrity appearance, especially when it comes to WrestleMania season, with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny stealing the show last year, and Logan Paul was on the end of a stunner too.

At the Royal Rumble this year, Knoxville, a lifelong WWE fan, was one of the entrants, as Brock Lesnar won his second 'Rumble,' 19 years after the first.

The 50-year-old lasted less than a minute and a half and was 'eliminated' from the match by WWE Superstar Sami Zayn and the pair have been in a feud ever since, with Zayn even turning up to the Jackass Forever premiere.

Knoxville is expected to face the former NXT Champion at 'Mania' this year and, there's about to be a massive WWE spoiler so if you're not into that kind of thing you might want to turn away now, it could be with championship gold on the line.

This Friday's edition of SmackDown isn't as live as usual, with the promotion having to pre record the show, and Zayn won the Intercontinental Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura during the tapings, not the former Celtic player.

According to Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer that title change will lead to Zayn defending the belt against Knoxville on the first weekend of April at Dallas' AT&T Stadium.

Knoxville talks to his future opponent at the Jackass premiere. Image: PA Images
Knoxville talks to his future opponent at the Jackass premiere. Image: PA Images

Celebrities have been performing in big fights at WrestleMania since the first one in 1985, when Mr T was in the main event tagging with Hulk Hogan.

The difference for Knoxville will be that they rarely compete for titles, even fighters such as Floyd Mayweather and Tyson Fury didn't fight for gold during their stints with the company.

As well as Knoxville's recent involvement, fellow Jackass star Wee Man was recently thrown through a table by the Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar.

Zayn is escorted out of the premiere by security. Image: PA Images
Zayn is escorted out of the premiere by security. Image: PA Images

The event is set to be held over two days, for the third year in-a-row, which means that the exact date that Knockville will be competing isn't known yet.

Whilst it is the third time the show will be on multiple days, having previously been held over just one year for 35 years, it is the first time there will be a full crowd.

Two years ago the show was held behind closed doors, at the WWE Performance Centre, whilst last years show in Tampa Bay was still under some restrictions so the stadium was only half full on each night.

Roman Reigns vs Lesnar is expected to main event night two of the showcase of the immortals, whilst Ronda Rousey's title match with Charlotte Flair will most likely be on last on the first night.

Topics: WWE, Wrestlemania

Ryan Sidle
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