Paige VanZant Thinks She’d Do Well In WWE
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Even though there are obvious differences between the sports, MMA fighters are often drawn to professional wrestling. Outside of obvious names like Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar, legends like Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn have done well in both pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Recently, Paige VanZant spoke with Chris Van Vliet and when asked about the prospect of her going to WWE, she said she gets asked about that a lot and feels she would do well in WWE.
Chris Van Vliet sent along the following quotes.
Paige VanZant was invited to visit the WWE Performance Center:
“Yes, I have visited their campus, the Performance Center in Orlando. I was able to go visit and look around and kind of get a sense for what it’s all about.”
She has been in communication with WWE:
“Communication is actually there sometimes so we’re able to communicate and show our interest with each other and once there’s a little bit more free time in my schedule I think that’s something that I would like to really pursue.”
Does she have any interest in working for WWE?
“I do. I get asked about WWE a lot and I do feel like it’s something I would be very good at because I kind of have the best of both worlds; I was a dancer where I was used to the entertainment and the showmanship side of it and the combat sports side obviously goes into the WWE. You know, I don’t think that it’s something that I could do both (Bare Knuckle FC and pro wrestling) at the same time. I feel like I would want to do that 100%, so maybe it’s something that after I’m done fighting in a cage and in a ring that maybe I’ll go over to there but the door is definitely open.”
Of course, Ronda Rousey was one of three women to take part in the only main event WrestleMania history that was headlined by women. That match took place in 2019 and was won by Becky Lynch.