“Man This Caught Me off Guard”: Fans Crack Up as Robert Whittaker and Alexander Volkanovski Don Hulk Hogan’s and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s Outfit Post the WWE-UFC Merger

Published 04/05/2023, 3:00 PM EDT

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The merger of WWE with UFC has created a buzz in the media. With two of the most popular sports companies joining hands, the fans are ecstatic to see if there are some on-screen changes that would be made. However, that remains to be seen and the big news is that the new name for the parent company will be out soon. To add to the fun of the exciting news, Robert Whittaker posted a video on his social media that has cracked up the fans.

Furthermore, the fans couldn’t hide their excitement upon seeing Whittaker along with Alexander Volkanovski donning outfits of legendary WWE stars. The fans have given their hilarious reaction as they enjoy the interview of the UFC stars.

Robert Whittaker and Alexander Volkanovski honor Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold


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Whittaker and Volkanovski recently appeared in an interview wearing the outfits of the legendary WWE superstars. The former UFC champion was dressed as Hulk Hogan while Volkanovski donned Stone Cold‘s outfit.

Whittaker uploaded a clip of Fox Spots Australia’s as With the @ufc and @WWE merger we were privileged to have super stars Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin on set. Unreal.@NikoPajarillo @alexvolkanovski @FOXSportsAUS @MainEventTV”

Additionally, UFC featherweight Sodiq Yusuff displayed his enjoyment with a laughing emoji.

The fans too had a wild reaction upon seeing the post. Most of the fans went absolutely berserk upon seeing the UFC stars dressed as WWE legends. One of the fans said that they had gone weak upon seeing the clip.

Another fan couldn’t believe the merger and the subsequent video.

A social media user liked the pairing between Volkanovski and Whittaker.

Moreover, another fan enjoyed the video and described it as “one of the funniest thing i have ever watched.” They also praised Whittaker for his work.

Another fan responded in a similar fashion while praising the UFC middleweight.

The clip was enjoyed by more fans all around.

Lastly, the fans will certainly hope to see more of such gimmicks as Whittaker and Volkanovski pulled off.

Ari Emanuel is using “the same playbook” to run the merged business


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Endeavor CEO Ari Emmanuel is confident of the success of the newly merged companies. He added that he knows the business of WWE and will help in scaling the sports entertainment business.

Furthermore, Emanuel said, “We have a track record of success with media rights… WWE has similar scale to UFC. In the universe of assets at this scale, the opportunity is rare and finite.”


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It remains to be seen how the business would be run in the future. What do you think of the merger? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. With a keen eye for analyzing the striking skills of MMA fighters, Faizan uses his expertise to break down fights, providing insightful commentary that is both informative and entertaining for combat sports fans. Faizan's article on Nate Diaz's remarks to Michael Chandler about Conor McGregor was particularly well-received, showcasing Faizan's talent for uncovering the lesser-known aspects of the sport.
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Anuj Jacob