WWE is known for trying to blend in entertainers and athletes into storylines or big events. Whether you’re a Hollywood actor promoting a movie or just an athlete wanting to promote yourself and be part of the fun, WWE loves the idea of having you. At WrestleMania 31, yet another athlete/actor made an appearance. UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey made a surprise appearance along with The Rock to confront Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.
While the segment did run quite long, it was a huge hit for WWE and got people talking after WrestleMania was over. Of course, the entire show was well done according to wrestling critics and journalists. However, because of Rousey, the WWE got a ton of media coverage on sports AND entertainment outlets. This has started to get people wondering, who else from UFC might have an interest in joining WWE down the line? While CM Punk and Brock Lesnar left WWE and ended up part of UFC, that does not mean the reverse can’t occur.
“Not anytime soon. I am focused on this fight [against Werdum]. Let’s see what happens on my career in fighting [although] I can never say never. We will just have to wait.”
As Cain eluded to, he has a fight coming up against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188. There the two will unify the Heavyweight Titles as Werdum is the interim champion to Cain’s true champion.
Cain had been away for quite a while due to injury, so UFC now has to unify the titles upon Cain’s return to the octagon. The fight takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.
It is quite interesting that even upon knowing he might still be UFC Heavyweight Champion after June, he’d consider a jump to WWE. It does make sense however. He is 32 years old and obviously realizes that he can’t work in the MMA world forever. If there is an opening in WWE for him to make money, it would be smart to capitalize on that. Cain is also a skilled wrestler, so he’d fit in quite well with WWE.
Interestingly, Cain has held the UFC Heavyweight Title for years now. The man he beat for that title was Brock Lesnar. So there is a built in story that would make money for WWE in the future.
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