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WWE, formerly World Wrestling Entertainment and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), is the most popular professional wrestling promotion in the United States.

Appearances

  • On December 13, 2011, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy reappeared for a pre-taped message to the United States troops, on the two-hour special WWE Tribute to the Troops.
  • On the 1,000th WWE RAW episode airing July 23, 2012, Fozzie Bear showcased the WWE catchphrases. (YouTube)
  • On December 10, 2012, the Muppets served as the special "Social Media Ambassadors" for WWE RAW, with Kermit live tweeting the show from the @MuppetsStudio Twitter account and Miss Piggy live tweeting from her (@realmisspiggy) account.

Muppet Mentions

  • In the 1999 documentary Beyond the Mat, WWF Senior Vice President of Merchandising Jim Bell claimed the following:
"There's a direct similarity between WWF and the Muppets. Family owned company, whole business based in performance and characters, with real human beings playing characters. In our case, they just don't happen to be using puppets."
  • During a spring 2001 edition of WWF's Monday Night Raw, in a promotional segment for what would have been the relaunch of WCW, Shane McMahon was saying what his new "W-C-W" abbreviation would stand for, and said "C... is for cookie. And that's good enough for me!"
  • April 24, 2010: On WWE Raw, John Cena said that Sheamus was moonlighting as Beaker from the muppets with a chip on his shoulder.
  • August 30, 2010: Edge told Sheamus he can go back to the lab with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and started meeping at him.
  • August 3, 2016: On WWE NXT, following The Revival's match, Johnny Gargano and Tommasco Ciampa mock their previous promo for name dropping tag teams they've beaten, by "picking up" names including "Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy".
  • August 8, 2016: On WWE Raw, after Chris Jericho tells Enzo and Cass that Kevin Owens has his back, and Cass responds "Like Bert and Ernie, you're scrubbing his back, and he's scrubbing your back, and you're in the very same bathtub?" The following week's episode (8/15/2016) they again referred to the duo as Bert and Ernie.
  • August 29, 2016: On WWE Raw Seth Rollins referenced the previous mentions by calling Chris Jericho the Bert to Kevin Owen's Ernie. Later in the same episode Commentator Corey Graves complained that The New Day and Bayley have turned the show into an episode of Sesame Street.

Connections

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