More Guest Hosts Announced, Former WWE Writer Speaks

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WWE.com has announced that the cast for the upcoming comedy movie “Hot Tub Time Machine” will be guest-hosting WWE RAW on March 29, the night after WrestleMania. Commercials for the movie, which hits theaters on March 26, have begun airing during WWE RAW. To see a full list of the upcoming RAW guest hosts, visit WWE.com.

Comedian and actor Patrice O'Neal

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– Comedian Patrice O’Neal recently spoke to Atlantic City Weekly about his brief run as a member of the WWE creative team. “I had to audition to get it so I actually wrote a scenario where they wanted me to write a finish to an existing beef and conclude it in a Pay-per-View match,” O’Neal said. “I think I was doing the Undertaker and Triple H and I had to escalate it for three weeks and then end it with a Pay-per-View. At the time I was really into wrestling so that was easy to do and my writing sample got the job.”

O’Neal says short time he spent working for WWE was exciting and he doesn’t sound upset that his run didn’t last longer. “It was fun; I flew around on a WWE jet, [got to] roll with some of the big-time wrestlers … and directed a couple of vignettes. So when that ended it was almost like it should’ve ended cause it was a good experience and I didn’t have to see anything I shouldn’t see and didn’t have to deal with anything I shouldn’t have dealt with. It was just short and sweet.

Being a huge WWE fan and finally getting to work closely with the larger than life personalities we see on television every week, O’Neal says it was actually the boss who he was in awe of. “Vince McMahon was one of the few people I’ve ever seen that I was in complete awe of his presence, you know? He was the man, he was the boss. I learned a lot of things in like three days looking at Vince McMahon and how he operates; it was a hell of a thing.