Israel Adesanya is truly on top of the world right now and the sky is the limit for him. The UFC fighter made it clear on numerous occasions that he loves professional wrestling and would love to be involved in it somehow. It appears that Adesanya’s manager recently stated that competing in a WWE match is definitely on Adesanya’s bucket list.

Israel Adesanya defeated Alex Pereira at UFC 287 and won the UFC middleweight championship once again, cementing himself as one of the best fighters in the entire promotion right now.

Prior to his bout,  Adesanya tweeted out the famous “My Way” video package from WrestleMania 17 highlighting Steve Austin and The Rock’s fed. Adesanya paid tribute to Triple H during his entrance at UFC 287 as well.

While speaking to ESPN, Israel Adesanya’s manager Tim Simpson stated that competing in a match in WWE is definitely on Adesanya’s bucket list in the future. That said, it won’t happen while Adesanya remains an active MMA fighter.


It’s on his bucket list, for sure. He wants to [do a match]. He’s been very disciplined. We’ve had acting opportunities turned down. He’s been very disciplined about being an athlete. Because he knows that’s all in his future. So, I can’t see him doing it while he’s still competing. But in the future? Definitely bucket list.”

Last year, Israel Adesanya paid homage to The Undertaker in a big way ahead of his fight. Adesanya truly loves professional wrestling and it would be interesting to see him in a WWE ring somewhere down the line. It remains to be seen when Adesanya will end up joining Vince McMahon’s company.

What’s your take on Israel Adesanya wanting to join WWE? Do you think he will find success there? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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