Macaulay Culkin volunteers himself for WrestleMania 34


Pro wrestler Rusev a.k.a. the Bulgarian Brute has figured out a surefire way to get himself booked on the lineup for Wrestlemania 34: find a celebrity willing to fight him.

The pay-per-view event is one of the biggest staples in the WWE calendar, and this year it’s scheduled to happen April 8 in New Orleans. S0 Wednesday evening, Rusev tweeted out an open invitation.

“I need a celebrity to fight me at #WrestleMania34!” he wrote.

People immediately had suggestions for him. One user offered controversial YouTuber Logan Paul as an easy target, while former wrestler Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson suggested his buddy Kevin Hart might make a good opponent.

But Wednesday night, Macaulay Culkin became the first celebrity to actually nominate himself—assumedly putting him in the front-runner position.

“I’ll take you on,” he wrote in reply to Rusev’s tweet. “Back alley brawl?”

And in case there was any doubt as to how serious he was, Culkin sent out another tweet 10 minutes later cementing his offer.

Some fans warned Culkin that he may be biting off more than he can chew, but the actor seemed unswayed. He also tried to rope Arrow star Stephen Amell into the arrangement:

Rusev quickly shot down the idea. “I cannot hit little Kevin McAllister or Richie Rich!” he said.

Amell still hasn’t replied to Culkin’s call for backup, but something tells us Green Arrow might be tough to convince:

Christine Friar

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Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.