We’ve seen many people play the role of Colonel Sanders over the years. From the inspirational Rob Lowe to Darrell Hammond’s near-flawless imitation, KFC’s mascot has truly evolved over the years.
Now, KFC’s newest colonel is ready to ruffle some feathers and kick it… in the wrestling ring? While it may sound a little crazy at first, KFC’s latest Colonel Sanders will be a WWE star.
Apparently, there were several wrestlers who auditioned for this coveted role. WWE figures like Enzo Amore, R-Truth, Goldust, Becky Lynch, Mojo Rawley, Big Show, and Heath Slater appear in a new KFC commercial featuring these auditions. Additionally, Dolph Ziggler, who’s already graced the role in the past, also showed up to try to reclaim his title.
While everyone had somewhat decent impersonations of the KFC icon, only one could become the new Colonel. If you’re a fan of WWE, you might already know which wrestling star has taken on this role. If you don’t know, hopefully you’re not too “heartbroken” over the final decision.
In the end, it turns out that NONE of the above wrestlers became the official new Colonel. Instead, Shawn Michaels graduated from HBK to HBKFC, and did a pretty awesome job replicating the role.
Regardless of whether you watch WWE or not, it’s pretty funny to see multiple Colonel Sanders characters go at one another. “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels at the end is a hilarious added bonus.