WWE celebrated the 25th anniversary of its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view with a star- and Olympian-studded bash Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
David Beckham posed poolside for photos with WWE wrestlers Dolph Ziggler and Ted DiBiase, as others, including Maria Menounos, took pics with Ryan Lochte and Tyler Clary, who brought his gold medal. Lochte said he’s moving forward with trademarking his catchphrase “Jeah,” which will soon appear on a line of consumer products.
“Jersey Shore’s” Pauly D served as DJ at the party, which supported the Creative Coalition and WWE’s “Be a Star” anti-bullying campaign.
Other celebs mingling with WWE talent included Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Carmen Electra, Piers Morgan and Ariel Winter, as well as Ashley Bell, Dominic Monaghan and Michael Eklund, all of whom star in “The Day,” a horror pic WWE Studios and Anchor Bay will release Aug. 29.
Mashup of Hollywood with WWE talent was fitting, given that WWE’s Wade Barrett was in attendance after completing “Dead Man Down,” which WWE Studios produced with IM Global, while David Otunga recently lensed “The Hive” and Mike “The Miz” Mizanin has wrapped “The Marine: Homefront.”
Menounos, who was featured in an April 1 match at “WrestleMania 28,” said she “can’t wait to get back into the ring. I’ve already started training. I’ll definitely be back.”