Actor Jeremy Piven will run WWE RAW tonight. Mostly known for his Entourage character Ari Gold, Piven will be tonight”s WWE Guest Host. Piven is one of those hosts that has enormous potential to be either a smashing success or bomb tonight on RAW. I don”t think you will get anything in between tonight with Piven.
Piven already seems to be having fun with the role. Piven wrote on his Twitter account over the weekend, “Just locked my special guest host to host WWE Raw with me Monday night. Here we go.”
I am hoping Piven plays this one in complete Ari Gold mode. If so, Piven’s tweet could mean a special appearance by one of his Entourage co-stars. An appearance by Lloyd played by Rex Lee could turn this into one of the most entertaining WWE RAW shows in a long time.
Piven will have big shoes to fill following last week”s guest, Shaquille O”Neal. I can”t fathom Piven getting physical with anyone ala Shaq. Then again, actor Seth Green actually wrestled during his stint as WWE Guest Host. So who knows what the WWE will have in store for Piven.
WWE Guest Hosts have been hit and miss thus far. Shaq was by far the biggest success of the bunch. Seth Green did surprisingly well. ZZ Top was the biggest dud of the bunch. ZZ Top only made one live appearance and did a bunch of terrible pre-taped segments. Good or bad, I think WWE learned their lesson and will give all of their hosts multiple appearances in front of the audience.
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