Lights, camera, action: Celebrity-Superstar showdowns in WWE

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October 12, 2012

Sheamus vs. Mark Cuban

Hindsight being 20/20, perhaps recruiting Mark Cuban to moderate a WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs debate was, perhaps, a recipe for disaster. There really just wasn’t any way the equation of the notoriously outspoken Cuban + John Cena + Sheamus + Tables wouldn’t equal someone getting offended to the point of physicality. In perhaps one of the most inevitable meltdowns in WWE history, the “Championship Showdown” between Cena and Sheamus ended with both The Champ and the guest host in shambles and table remnants scattered across the ring.

To be fair, it briefly seemed like civility would win out, but once the “Championship Showdown” devolved into a shoving match between Cena, Sheamus and Cuban, initial aggression from the No. 1 contender led to the firebrand Dallas Mavericks owner putting hands on The Celtic Warrior. The brawling son of Erin responded in kind, hoisting Cuban up and driving him through a table. Despite all this, though, Sheamus ended up winning the WWE Title at TLC, Cuban would win an NBA Championship with the Mavericks not long after that and Cena would, of course, later become a record 10-time WWE Champion. So in the long run, we like to think everybody involved came out a winner here, including Cuban’s chiropractor.

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