You might not have caught it though as it never aired as a traditional TV commercial.
Instead, the wrestling Colonel debuted live at WWE SummerSlam, a summer-time pay-per-view event and then occasionally as a pre-recorded spot during several WWE television show airings. You can check it out below:
You might have also missed the Sesame Street-style puppet Colonel Sanders, who taught about KFC fried chicken in a kid-friendly format on the Colonel Harland Sanders show:
Photo via KFC.