The hosts of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment will be in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.
It started when Alexa Bliss brought out Braun Strowman for the latest edition of A Moment of Bliss. After bringing out Braun, she introduced the special correspondents for WrestleMania 35, Colin Jost and Michael Che. They were live via satellite at the Saturday Night Live stage in New York City.
The three exchanged words, with Jost demanding that Strowman pay for the car he had totaled. He also wanted an autograph from his favorite wrestler, Brock Lesnar. Strowman eventually suggested that Jost enter the battle royal. Jost didn’t seem to like that idea, but Che accepted the offer on his behalf. Jost then said Che would be part of the match as well.
Strowman asked Bliss, the host of WrestleMania, if she could make it happen. She agreed, setting the stage for an eventual showdown.
The SNL cast members, particularly Jost, have been a thorn on Strowman’s side in recent weeks. He and and Braun had their first confrontation after Jost asked Strowman if that they did in the ring was real. The following week, Strowman destroyed a car Jost sent that came with a condescending apology.