The laws of supply and demand are pretty simply. If there is high demand for a product there will be plenty of suppliers to meet the market needs. In the case of Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez trying to crossover into the WWE there is absolute zero demand for this idea.
Nobody wants it.
Unless you are related by blood to Werdum or Velasquez,there is just no way you want to see them in pro wrestling.
Nobody thinks it is a good idea but yet he we are. Possibly because Ronda Rousey is signed to the WWE or because Brock Lesnar may be leaving the WWE, Werdum and Velasquez are trying to sneak into the club because they know somebody.
First to pitch himself to the WWE is Cain Velasquez.
Thanks to @rondarousey and @travisbrownemma for the shirt. My daughter will love it until I get my own “El Toro” @WWE shirt. Got my chair too. Gonna practice hitting people with it at the gym. #WrestleMania #LuchaLibre #ElToro #WWE pic.twitter.com/xjnTWn62tY
— Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) March 5, 2018
Mmmmm hhhhmmm. Okay then.
Despite a rash of injuries, Velasquez’s UFC resume puts him as one of the best MMA heavyweights ever. Yet, nobody who has ever seen or heard Velasquez has ever thought to themselves he’d make a great pro wrestler. Scary as hell in the cage but the collective charisma of a shoebox plus his history of injuries does not get Cain a free pass into the WWE.
Next up is Fabricio Werdum. And of course Werdum tells MMA Fighting he already has character and story line ideas to pitch to the WWE.
”I’ll have this meeting Thursday in San Diego to see if something happens with WWE,” Werdum said. “It’s cool, a unique opportunity to do a few fights there as well. People think it’s easy, but it’s not. You have to be well trained to do those jumps, you have to be agile. It’s not easy as some people might think. It’s quite complicated. You have to be well trained and practice a lot to captivate the audience.”
”I’m fluent in Spanish, so I can do a character that speaks Spanish,” Werdum said. “That would be cool. I’d really like to have this opportunity to do this and captivate the Latin audience because they really love WWE. I’d be thrilled to do a fight there, or more, or a contract, because there’s no problem with the UFC since it’s not a real fight, it’s more of a show.”
Those are ideas. Put that in the maybe pile?
For the record, Werdum is 40-years-old and has never trained pro wrestling a day in his life. This should go well. If the WWE signs Werdum and Velasquez to multi-million dollar deals, MiddleEasy will quietly close our doors and admit we were wrong about everything.
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