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Ranking top celebs in Wrestlemania history

Kim Kardashian, Regis Philbin and Run-D.M.C. are among the 100 celebrities who have taken part in Wrestlemania, the Super Bowl of pro wrestling.

This year is no different as Sean "Diddy" Combs is hosting, and Donald Trump, Snooki and Jimmy Fallon will be in the house. You have to remember that WWE stands for World Wrestling Entertainment.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who wrestled two years ago and was in New York Thursday to support a WWE Superstars for Sandy event, is "begging chairman Vince McMahon to bring me back!"

"It was actually very nerve-wracking getting in the ring, because I know what people were thinking: 'What the hell is this drunk little girl doing in the ring?'" the former star of MTV's "Jersey Shore" said. "They didn't know I had a background in gymnastics and cheerleading. I was whipping out my moves and killing it. I can't wait to go back."

Playbook decided to look back over the nearly 30 years of Wrestlemania and pick some of our favorite celebrity moments. If you have your own, post them in the comments.

10. Floyd Mayweather (Wrestlemania XXIV)

It was a no-disqualification match between Floyd Mayweather and the Big Show. Mayweather tried leaving one time, and the Big Show dragged him back. After some back-and-forth, Mayweather removed a glove and put on some brass knuckles to knock out the Big Show.

9. Jenny McCarthy and Pamela Anderson (Wrestlemania XI)

Playboy Playmates were in the house. McCarthy accompanied challenger Shawn Michaels to the ring to face champion Diesel, who was escorted by Pamela Anderson. It was back-and-forth all match, but Diesel eventually did a jackknife powerbomb to get the victory.

8. Butterbean (Wrestlemania XV)

Eric "Butterbean" Esch, better known for his boxing, decided to join Wrestlemania in 1999 with a "Brawl For All" boxing match against bad boy Billy Gunn. The match lasted less than 35 seconds, as Butterbean pounded Gunn over and over again.

7. William Perry (Wrestlemania II)

It was a 20-man WWE-versus-NFL Battle Royal with former NFL greats such as Harvey Martin, Ernie Holmes, Russ Francis and, of course, William "Refrigerator" Perry in the ring. They faced off against Tony Atlas, Bret Hart, the Iron Sheik and a host of others. Perry, who had some wrestling in his background, did an admirable job in the ring, but the winner eventually was Andre the Giant.

6. Donald Trump (Wrestlemania IV, V, VII, XX, XXIII)

Trump has long loved wrestling, and just a few years ago he got in the ring to face off against Vince McMahon in the "Battle of the Billionaires." The duo didn't wrestle, but Trump's wrestler, Bobby Lashley, beat McMahon's wrestler, Umaga, and Trump then shaved off McMahon's hair.

5. Pete Rose (Wrestlemania XIV, XV, XVI, XX)

For three years in a row, baseball legend Pete Rose came back for more punishment. In 1998, Rose started ripping the hometown Wrestlemania crowd of Boston. He then was tombstoned by wrestler Kane. The next year, Rose returned in a chicken suit. He was tombstoned again. Rose tried a chicken-suit gimmick again the following year, and he was chokeslammed this time. At Rose's next appearance at Wrestlemania, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame by ... Kane.

4. Mike Tyson (Wrestlemania XIV)

Tyson was named "enforcer" for the main event as Stone Cold Steve Austin faced off against Shawn Michaels. After Austin laid a Stone Cold stunner on Michaels, Tyson jumped up to make a three-count. Austin threw a 3:16 T-shirt at Tyson, who then punched Michaels out.

3. Mr. T (Wrestlemania I)

It was Mr. T and Hulk Hogan against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff in the first Wrestlemania in 1985. Muhammad Ali was the special guest referee. At one point, early in the match, all four men were in the ring, and Ali punched Piper to restore order. Hogan eventually pinned Orndorff for the victory.

2. Snooki (Wrestlemania XXVII)

Polizzi joined John Morrison and Trish Stratus in a six-person mixed tag team match against Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool and Layla. Morrison took care of Ziggler, then Snooki hit a cartwheel splash and pinned McCool for the win.

1. Cyndi Lauper (Wrestlemania I)

Cyndi Lauper managed Wendi Richter to face off against Leilani Kai for the women's championship. Lauper helped save Richter a couple of times in the match, and eventually Richter wore Kai down for the roll-up pin for the title.