WWE used to welcome frequent guest hosts to Monday Night Raw. It was one of many efforts by Vince McMahon to incorporate mainstream celebrities to try and grow the audience. Meat Loaf was one of those celebrities.
Meat Loaf appeared as the guest host on the May 10, 2010 Raw. It was his only appearance for the company. The singer passed away recently at the age of 74. WWE released the following statement:
“We are saddened to learn that Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf and beloved by fans all over the world, passed away at the age of 74. Our sincerest thoughts are with his family, friends and those affected by his passing.
Meat Loaf’s larger-than-life personality and distinctive musical style paved the way for an iconic entertainment career. The Dallas, Texas, native authored one of the best-selling albums of all-time with the release of “Bat Out of Hell” and won a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo, for “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” in 1994. Meat Loaf also enjoyed a successful acting career and delivered indelible performances in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Fight Club” and many others.
The WWE Universe fondly remembers Meat Loaf’s appearance as a Raw guest host on May 10, 2010. The chart-topping musician pitched Randy Orton one of his songs for his new entrance music that led to a memorable exchange with The Viper.
WWE extends its condolences to Aday’s family, friends and fans.”
Meat Loaf was an iconic performer in the realm of music. Many wrestling fans didn’t even realize that he once hosted Monday Night Raw. Ringside News is keeping the family and loved ones of Meat Loaf in our thoughts at this sad time.
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