Anonymous asked in SportsWrestling · 3 months ago

Is it wise for the wwe to keep putting over mma fighters and boxers?

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    You do know that Professional Wrestling has had a History of hiring or bringing in people who have Combat Sports Skills. Have you forgotten Bad News Brown, Ken Shamrock, Dan The Beast Severn, Ken Shamrock, Mark Merro, Steve Blackman, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Kurt Angle, Alberto Del Rio, Taz, Perry Saturn to name a few, WWE gets Mainstream Media and Sports Media Publicity and maybe expand their viewing audience to some degree.

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  • 3 months ago

    No it is not wise decision.

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  • 3 months ago

    I think so ive been wanting more legit badasses in wwe for a while

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  • 3 months ago

    Yeah alot of retired fighters turn to wrestling

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  • Candle
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    3 months ago

    On one hand, some of these combat sports athletes are high profile celebrities that could help put the WWE into the public eye.  Getting people like Vasquez, Fury, Lesnar, and Rousey on your program almost ensures a blurb on ESPN and other sports media outlets.  The question is, does it work? Sometimes, yeah.  For awhile Lesnar, Mike Tyson, Mayweather, and Rousey drew ratings.  Are Vasquez and Fury on that same pop culture celebrity level? No, but with fans who are familiar with their work, their presence within wrestling could add some legitimacy to sports entertainment.  No one's going to be fooled into thinking wrestling's 'real', but they might tune in with a NASCAR fan car crash mentality to see if maybe things get out of hand.

    On the other hand, events like Brawl For All and booking mentalities like Antonio Inoki's have ran companies into the ground and put valuable members of the roster on the shelf while striving to gain some legitimacy in real combat.  The ultimate outcome is that the matches are bad, your big names get hurt, talented fighters with no charisma usually prevail and aren't bankable with a wrestling crowd, and a vast majority of the crowd still thinks it's fake nonsense.  Of course, these are the extremes we're talking about here.  While I've heard that WWE's putting limitations on Cain Vasquez that similar to what Inoki put on Muhammad Ali before their fight, it doesn't change the fact that Vasquez has trained to wrestle and isn't out there to legitimately beat someone up.

    Will these outside talents change anything? Not really.  The current WWE lacks a true main event because superstars are hobbled at the knees by other creative decisions anyway.  Lesnar potentially eating a few shoot punches to the face isn't going to hurt his credibility any more than losing to Seth Rollins or getting his butt kicked unrealistically by Finn Balor before picking up a fluke win.  Likewise, Orton's legacy and status as a main eventer seems to be made of Teflon.  Point blank, if you're going to put someone out there to potentially get whooped up on or even lose, you couldn't pick two more bullet proof talents on the roster unless you brought Cena back.  Of course, there's also the fact that all of this takes place at Crown Jewel, an event that may as well not exist.

    So is it wise? Yeah, if you book it wisely.  Whether or not WWE will remains to be seen, but as of right now, with the stakes that are on the line, they really have nothing to lose.

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