It worked before. When you break it down to its purest form, wrestling is not complicated. Ultimately, a match is usually won by holding someone down or making them submit in a hold. It is one of the most basic forms of athletics that you are going to find and it has been around for a very long time. There have been some high level people involved in it, and now WWE might be going after another one.

This week in Tokyo, Tamyra Mensah-Stock won a Gold Medal in the 68kg division in freestyle wrestling. Following her win, she was asked if she would ever consider signing with WWE, replying that she had always wanted to. WWE tweeted out a video of the response. There is no word on any possible negotiations between the two sides or if she is planning to continue amateur wrestling.

WWE has a history with Olympians, with the most famous example being Kurt Angle, a former Gold Medal winner in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Other Olympians have tried their hand in WWE, including Ronda Rousey (judo), Chad Gable (wrestling), Ken Patera (weightlifting) and Mark Henry (weightlifting). Mensah-Stock would be one of the few former Olympic wrestlers to come to WWE.

She could be on her way. Check out Mensah-Stock in the Olympics plus some other wrestling Olympians:

Mensah-Stock becomes first U.S. black woman to win wrestling gold | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

Kurt Angle's WWE Debut

Angelo Dawkins vs. Chad Gable - Rolling Loud Match: SmackDown, July 23, 2021

Opinion: This is interesting as it would seem to be a pretty good fit. I’m not sure what kind of charisma and other intangibles Mensah-Stock has but that Gold Medal will take her a pretty long way in wrestling. Even if it is just a short term deal, having the absolute best amateur wrestler in any weight class in the world means something. I’m sure WWE would be willing to see what they could work out, because you don’t get something like this every day.

Will Mensah-Stock come to WWE? Who is your favorite wrestling Olympian? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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