Sean "Diddy" Combs: Media mogul, clothing designer ... grappler?
FORT HOOD, Texas -- After soundly defeating WWE Champion The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Nexus leader Wade Barrett in the six-man main event of WWE Tribute to the Troops 2010, John Cena, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio celebrated with fans, military personnel and all of the show's special celebrity guests, including Sean "Diddy" Combs' new hip-hop group, Diddy-Dirty Money. But few could have anticipated what came next.
As Diddy made his way into the ring, the Grammy Award-winning artist greeted the WWE Superstars and reveled in the positive atmosphere around him. But once he entered the squared circle, Diddy found himself face to face with former World Champion Rey Mysterio and decided it was time to prove his mettle against The Master of the 619. After shaking Mysterio's hand, a mischievous Diddy shocked the crowd by tackling the SmackDown Superstar and pinning him for the three-count. In front of thousands of WWE Universe members at Fort Hood, Texas, the former Mount Saint Michael Academy football player showed off his athleticism and picked up his first WWE "victory."
"He's lucky I had just been in a match," Mysterio jokingly told WWE.com about Diddy's playful takedown. "I really think he just wanted to see how hard the mat was. A few slams or a 619 could have taken care of that for him."
Mysterio added, "I think it's cool that Diddy came down and participated in WWE Tribute to the Troops, I'm a longtime Diddy fan, and I've listened to his music for many years."
The Ultimate Underdog also had one last comment comparing Diddy's toughness to other WWE Superstars he has faced. "Oh, Diddy is definitely tougher than Alberto Del Rio."
Alberto Del Rio's personal spokesperson could not be reached for comment.