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Macaulay Culkin – “I Kind Of Regret Not” Joining WWE

Macaulay Culkin

Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has revealed his regret at never having pursued a job on the writing team at WWE.

While Macaulay Culkin is best known for his starring roles in the Home Alone series in the 1990s and has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies since then.

In 2009, he made a cameo appearance on WWE Raw following a Falls Count Anywhere match between Chavo Guerrero and Hornswoggle. The bout saw Swoggle take a page out of the Home Alone playbook by rigging a paint can to swing at Guerrero when he opened a door, knocking him out long enough for the ‘Little Bastard’ to get the victory. Following the match, Culkin appeared in the doorway saying “That’s not funny”.

He also appeared on The Edge and Christian Show in 2019 in a skit as ‘Culk Hogan’ where Paul Smackage challenged him to a Street Fight.

Speaking to Freddie Prinze Jr., who was writer and producer for WWE between 2010-2012, on his ‘Wrestling With Freddie’ podcast, Culkin opened up about his regret at not finding the time to pursue a similar role and said that he had some “really great” ideas for Bray Wyatt.

“There were times where I wanted to, like kinda just find six months of my life at the very least to kinda go in there and stuff,” said Culkin. “I will say, I do kind of regret not doing that. Like now that I’m a dad and stuff like that, man, I barely have time to pee at this point in my life, you know what I mean? But yeah I just never got around to it [kind of] thing, there was always something.

“Next thing I know I’m on the road being in a pizza band or something, you know what I’m saying? Then I moved to France for five years and stuff like that. Also, I came up with some really great like Bray Wyatt story angles like alone in my room in Paris, man. I really wanted to….”

He went on to reveal that he did do some work for WWE in an unofficial capacity as a consultant, specifically giving them his thoughts on how to differentiate more between Raw and SmackDown.

“They called me up for like consultation kind of stuff. Yeah, kind of just, ‘What do you think would make the brand better? What about…’, and I think they might have like done one or two things that I was like, I’m not saying I came up with it or nothing, but at the same time, I was like, oh there you go.

“You know, but I [was] just like, ‘Hey, you know why don’t we make the shows slightly different? Because I mean, just one’s blue and one’s red.’ You know, god bless [WWE Executive Producer & Chief, Global Television Distribution] Kevin Dunn, but you know, and it’s like, ‘Nope, nope, nope,’ like, ‘This is our product.’”

H/T to WrestleZone for the above transcription.