Snoop Dogg, Wale, Smoke DZA and More Attend Wrestlemania 32
Last night, the WWE held their annual Wrestlemania event in Dallas, TX at the AT&T Stadium in front of a sold out crowd of 101,763 people. Not only did the star-studded event count with WWE legends, but this year's extravaganza counted with a strong hip-hop presence. From Snoop Dogg's induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame to Peter Rosenberg's color commentary on SportsCenter before the event, hip-hop's influence on the WWE culture is becoming more evident every year.
While WWE has always had a love for hip-hop, this year's connection between the wrestling sports entertainment giant and the rap industry was extra special. While Snoop become the first hip-hop act to be inducted into the brand's prestigious HOF, others like Wale and Smoke DZA attended this year's Wrestlemania as fans and supporters of the wrestling company. Brooklyn rapper Fabolous was also in attendance at Mania this year with his son and MMG's Head A&R, Spiff TV, roamed around the backstage of the AT&T stadium getting mixy with the biggest wrestlers in the game. Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg made his presence felt at Wrestlemania 32 as well as he reported live from the Dallas, TX alongside Jonathan Coachman for ESPN's SportsCenter. The epic night also counted with a special guest appearance from Shaq, who came down the ring to Desiigner's hit single "Panda."
With another Wrestlemania in the books, We'll just have to wait and see what WWE and hip-hop have in store for next year's Mania. For now, XXL highlights the best Instagram photos between the hip-hop community and the WWE.
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