UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya has stated that he would ‘definitely’ want to try his hand at wrestling in WWE in the future.
At UFC 276, Adesanya paid homage to the Deadman with an Undertaker inspired walk-out. Adesanya went on to defeat Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision to retain his title.
In an interview with BT Sport, Adesanya explained the origins of the walk-out, noting that he didn’t even know that Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H would be in the audience when the idea came to him:
“Tuesday was the day I came up with that, just pondering. I didn’t realize the McMahons were in the house, that was kind of cool. Triple H too. I’m a kid who grew up in the Attitude Era.
“Wednesday nights, during wrestling, I play those tracks like the Batista entrance, Stone Cold entrance, just to get the mood while we wrestle, going into the trenches. Even the Undertaker’s theme. It comes to me. I let these things come to me, just for the show.”
When asked about a potential WWE run in the future, Adesanya said:
“Definitely, that’s something I’ll try my hand at later on, just for fun. I’m not saying it’s going to be a full-time job, but I’m definitely going to jump (into) the WWE or something along that line, just for the entertainment factor. I grew up, jumping off the couch, broke my arm doing shooting stars.”
Adesanya previously ‘freaked out’ when he saw that WWE Hall of Famer Booker T was part of the post-event press conference at UFC 271 in February.
WWE recently announced the signing of Bellator fighter Valerie Loureda, who has stated that her dream WWE opponent is former UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey.
Rousey lost her SmackDown Women’s Title to Liv Morgan at Money in the Bank on July 2. Stay up to date with every WWE title change of 2022 using our tracker at this link.
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