Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali was highly regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience. He was one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.
- In 1976 Muhammad had a brief encounter with Gorilla Monsoon in the ring. That same year he faced Antonio Inoki in a boxer vs. wrestler match in Tokyo, Japan.
- In 1985 Muhammad was the guest enforcer/referee for the main event tag team match of Wrestlemania I.