WWE Name Says Former Star Was Almost World Champion

2 weeks ago by Connel Rumsey

WWE Name Says Former Star Was Almost World Champion WWE

There are a lot of ‘What Ifs’ in WWE history, but one former Attitude Era star could have been more than that.

During Ahmed Johnson’s relatively short stint in WWE, he captured the Intercontinental Championship, but if you ask Bruce Prichard, Ahmed was being prepped for even bigger heights.

Speaking on Something to Wrestle, Prichard claimed that WWE were actually looking at Johnson as a potential WWE Champion, before explaining why he ultimately never reached the gold.

He said:

“We actually were looking at Ahmed possibly to be the champion. I think that there was enough there that we definitely could’ve pulled that off. It was an animal magnetism, man. It was raw, and it was genuine, the audience believed in him and looked at him as ‘This guy’s real.'”

When discussing what ultimately stopped Ahmed from reaching the heights Prichard had named, he said that it was Johnson’s own undoing.

He explained:

“I think that Ahmed was probably the number one person holding Ahmed back. Some guys can’t handle the spotlight. He believed the hype, and there was a lot of hype there to believe, but at some point, you have to deliver. I think that Ahmed, if his head was on right, would have been a megastar. Much bigger than he ever was.”

Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:

Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz

It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled

Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions

Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions

Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods

As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day

Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers

Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match

Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green

Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night

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