They kind of go hand in hand. Wrestling and mixed martial arts have a lot in common and it turns out that several mixed martial artists have been able to make the jump from one industry to the other with a near seamless transition. Some top wrestlers have made the switch and that makes for some interesting moments. We may be in for one of the biggest moments of all.
There have been some very successful wrestlers who got their start (or at least a boost) from mixed martial arts. That would include Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, Cain Velasquez and more, all of whom were top stars in both sports. That would mean that make sense to pay attention if a top mixed martial artist showed interest in coming to wrestling. We might be upon that again, albeit in the future.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones recently spoke to Sports Illustrated and said that he feels it is “inevitable” that he will one day work with WWE. Jones, 32, mentioned that he has always respected WWE and feels he has the athleticism to make the switch. He gave no indication of when this might happen and did say that it could be just a guest appearance rather than a full time schedule.
There have been some mixed martial arts connections with WWE. Check out some of the times they have overlapped:
Opinion: I’m sure WWE could find a way to use Jones, who is still very young and a top level athlete. As he said, Jones has the size and athleticism to make this work and given his star power, I’m sure WWE would be interested in seeing what he could do in a WWE ring. You never can tell when you can find someone who works out perfectly as a wrestler and maybe it would work here.
Do you think Jones would succeed in WWE? Do you want him to work for the WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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