WWE has seen a lot of celebrities come through for guest appearances on their television shows, and this is a trend they’ve been at for decades. That being said, not all celebrities have treasured their time on Vince McMahon’s television shows.
Since the golden era of pro wrestling, Hollywood celebrities have made appearances in WWE. While many have enjoyed their time in the kayfabe world, Vince Russo has recently shared that Jennie Garth had a different experience.
Jennie Garth was famous for her roles as Kelly Taylor in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and Val Tyler in What I Like About You. Apart from her acting career in movies and television, she also had her own reality TV show and participated in Dancing with the Stars in 2007.
During WrestleMania X in 1994, Jennie Garth appeared as the guest timekeeper for the main event. She apparently didn’t really love that appearance as much as fans did.
In the latest episode of Writing with Russo, Vince Russo discussed his interview with Pamela Anderson, another celebrity who had been involved with wrestling. According to Russo, Anderson had no issues with her wrestling association. However, he revealed that Garth seemed “embarrassed” about her one-off appearance in WWE and didn’t engage with other talents.
“I always related, too, bro; we also had Jennie Garth when 90210 was hot, and oh my god, bro, she was so embarrassed to be there. Didn’t want to be there. Didn’t talk to anybody. Locked herself in the room until it was her time to go out there. Pamela Anderson was the complete opposite, bro. She [Jennie Garth] didn’t want to be there. I mean, I guess, bro, she got a pretty decent payday, but she did not want to be there.”
Jennie Garth since moved on from the everyday spotlight, and is enjoying a different life now. Odds are, that life does not include tuning into WWE programming every week, let along WrestleMania. Still, she always has a story about her WrestleMania cameo that she can always pull out when needed.
Vince Russo certainly saw a lot of things while he was in WWE. Only time will tell what stories he digs up next, but it’s hard to skip over hearing untold stories about WWE’s beloved Attitude Era.
Jennie Garth might not have loved her WrestleMania appearance, but which celebrity do you think hated it more than her? Sound off in the comments!