Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has spoken of how he regrets not having the chance to pursue a career with WWE, and revealed a number of ideas he had creatively for the organisation and in particular one former competitor.
Whilst most commonly known as the mischievous Kevin McCallister in Home Alone, Culkin has plenty of other film and TV credits to his name as well as a couple of on-screen appearances with WWE.
Macaulay Culkin appeared at the end of a Falls Count Anywhere match between Chavo Guerrero and Hornswoggle in 2009. Hornswoggle to a leaf out of McCallister’s book, setting up a paint can which swung in to Guerrero’s head when he opened a door. After Hornswoggle had won the match, Culkin appeared and told Guerrero that the moment “wasn’t cool”.
He also made a cameo appearance on The Edge & Christian Show in the same year, playing the role of Culk Hogan when Paul Smackage challenged him to a Street Fight.
Speaking with former WWE writer and producer Freddie Prinze Jr on his ‘Wrestling With Freddie’ podcast, Macaulay Culkin spoke of his regret at not getting the chance to get a writing role, and how he had ideas of his own 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. 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…
Culkin went on to discuss an unofficial role he held with WWE, helping to differentiate between their brands.
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.’