Justin Bieber wanted to wrestle for WWE but got turned down. The singer wanted to participate in a six man tag team match at SummerSlam 2014.
The WWE rose to fame in the 80’s on the back of their collaboration with mainstream stars. Doing so, allowed them more eyes on their product. This led to a rise in their audience as they marched on to become the most succesfull wrestling promotion in the world.
The trend is still in practice today, look no further than Bad Bunny regularly appearing on RAW. However, it seems there was another musician who was very interested in working with the WWE in 2014. However, the higher ups did not see value in the deal and rejected it.
Justin Bieber wanted to wrestle for WWE but got turned down
Paul Wight, who was known as Big Show in the WWE, told Chris Jericho on his Talk Is Jericho podcast, said that the singer was looking forward to being in a WWE ring but a WWE official shot the idea down.
“Years ago I had worked out for one of the SummerSlams in L.A… I had worked out with a very good friend who was working with Scooter Braun (Bieber’s manager) and Justin Bieber. It was gonna be John Cena, The Big Show, and Justin Bieber versus The Wyatts at SummerSlam. This deal was really… Bieber was on board, he was excited, he wanted to work out with John and I. This was a really, really big deal. This is when that app first came out, all that other cr*p, you know, and then one of the people that is making decisions said, ‘I just don’t see how Justin Bieber is going to relate to our audience.’ It’s like… does anyone not see the amount of eyes that Justin Bieber would bring to that match?”
Wight added that WWE offered to promote the singer but had no interest in having him wrestle.
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