Pro Wrestlers Encouraged by Lesnar's MMA Success
by Al Bano, The Ringside Enquirer
Brock Lesnar, the former pro wrestling champ who has fast established himself as the UFC's most controversial, most marketable, new star, might soon find himself recognized as the spearhead of a new trend in mixed martial arts, that trend being the influx of professional wrestlers entering the sport.
"Let me tell you something, brother, Great White is ready to take a great, big bite out of MMA, brother!" said Angus McCallister, aka Great White, a veteran performer for Power Pro Wrestling, an independent promotion based in the Pacific Northwest. "What Brock showed the world, brother, is that pro wrestlers are some of the best athletes on the planet, brother! said McCallsiter. "There's no doubt in my mind, brother, that I would step right into that Octagon and turn it into my own personal shark tank, brother!"
"Hip Hop" Bobby Brown, another veteran star of the independent wrestling circuit, says the skills possessed by professional wrestlers would translate well into the world of mixed martial arts. "I'm gonna tell you right here, right now, baby, that no one in mixed martial arts would be able to deal with what I'd be bringin' to the party, baby!" said Brown. "One second a dude's goin' for a takedown, the next second he's chewin' on a flyin' dropkick, baby! I mean half of them moves they do wouldn't even work on me, baby, 'cause I'm fleet, I'm sweet, and I'm light on my feet, ahhhhh yeah."
When asked about the possibility of more performers from the scripted world of pro wrestling entering the very real world of mixed martial arts, MMA writer Jason Patterson expressed doubt. "Bobby Lashley has started to make some waves in his MMA career, but like Lesnar, he too has a fairly accomplished background in amateur wrestling." stated Patterson. "Most of these other pro wrestlers, however, who are considering making the move to mixed martial arts, would probably be best advised to seriously reconsider."
Opinions such as these, according to Great White McCallister, will only serve to motivate wrestlers to give MMA a try. "These punks who write that kind of crap don't know what they're talking about, brother!" said McCallister. "I'd like to get that little pencil neck geek in the cage, brother, and show him just how deadly a shark attack can be, brother!"
UFC President Dana White, who signed Lesnar back in 2007, reportedly was in meetings with Anhueser-Busch and was unavailable for comment.