Vince McMahon’s return to WWE as the Executive Chairman made it very obvious that he planned on selling the company to the highest bidder. After almost months of going back and forth between potential buyers, WWE was sold to UFC’s parent company Endeavor. Fans wondered if UFC fighters will join WWE and now it appears Kurt Angle shared his thoughts on the matter.
Endeavor will merge UFC and WWE into a new publicly traded company worth $21 billion. This is truly a massive deal and will lead to significant changes that both WWE as well as the world of combat sports as a whole.
With the huge merger deal, fans started speculating whether WWE and UFC stars will start working together in some capacity in the future. Conor McGregor going back and forth with Paul Heyman on social media certainly added to the discussion.
While speaking on the latest edition of The Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle stated that he believes UFC fighters will definitely come to WWE, but only after they retire from competing in the Octagon.
“I know Dana White is very hellbent on not allowing his fighters to go into pro wrestling, so I think that’s going to be one obstacle they’re going to have to overcome. But I do believe that the fighters who are going to retire are going to [move] over to pro wrestling [in] WWE.
But I don’t see fighters crossing over to wrestling while they’re in their prime. I do believe when they’re done fighting I do believe they’re going to go to pro wrestling just like Ronda Rousey did, just like Brock Lesnar did.”
UFC fighter Leon Edwards has already made it clear he wants to wrestle in WWE. Israel Adesanya wants to work in Vince McMahon’s company as well. We will have to wait and see whether UFC stars will make their way to WWE in the future.
What’s your take on what Kurt Angle said? Who do you think will join WWE first? Sound off in the comments!