It’s a different sport. Wrestlers are in a weird place when it comes to athletics. It is true that their matches have pre-determined outcomes, but there is no denying how athletic the wrestlers are. There is a lot to having someone get in the ring and do as well as they do. One of the questions you often hear though is what would happen if they were involved in other sports. A top WWE star seems to be wondering the same thing.
Starting back in August, SmackDown has been the Roman Reigns Show and there is nothing to suggest that the situation will change anytime soon. Reigns won the Universal Title at Payback and has held it since, smashing his way through almost everyone he has faced. That has made for some outstanding moments as Reigns has turned into a heck of a villain and is running out of challenges. But what would happen if he tried his hand at another sport?
Sounds like a challenge to me. Check out Reigns taking a step towards another sport’s star:
In an interview with ESPN’s UFC reporter Ariel Helwani to promote Reigns’ title defense at WrestleMania 37, Reigns was asked if he preferred a singles match or a triple threat match. Reigns said he preferred a singles match and was ready to face Daniel Bryan, Edge or former UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier. This caused Cormier, who has mentioned being a wrestling fan, to respond by saying he was ready to “dance with the Big Dog”. There is no word on WWE possibly bringing in Cormier.
Cormier has dealt with a wrestler before. Check out his issue with Brock Lesnar plus the interview and Reigns doing what he does best:
Opinion: This is something that is not likely to go anywhere but it is nice to see a celebrity like Cormier who can have fun with something like this. I know Cormier is probably not getting into wrestling, but if it can help get another eye or two on WrestleMania, I would call the whole thing a success. If nothing else, it is fun to think about what might happen if the whole thing did go somewhere.
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.
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