“He Has the Right Idea” – Kurt Angle Gives A Huge Update on UFC Star Henry Cejudo’s Future in Pro-Wrestling

Published 05/03/2021, 11:46 AM EDT


Ever since the rise of social media, fans have had the good fortune of getting to know their favorite wrestler in a more personal manner. Wrestlers interact with their fans on Twitter, Facebook, etc., and even have Q&A sessions with them where the fans can ask the wrestlers anything they want. One such wrestler who does this on a regular basis is WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle.

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Kurt Angle on Henry Cujedo

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On the May 1, 2021, episode of ‘The Kurt Angle Show‘, a fan asked Kurt if there was someone who was a great amateur wrestler or Kurt thought had the personality to be a great pro wrestler. Kurt quickly replied,

“Yes and I think it might be possible that he might do something eventually and that’s Henry Cejudo. He was an Olympic gold medalist, I believe in 2008 might have been 2012 I can’t remember. But he ended up being MMA champion, and he’s been having discussions with pro wrestling companies. I did talk to him — actually yesterday and I think that his gimmick, you know, the Triple C, the King of Cringe. He’s got the right idea about what he wants to do and you know, he already has a gimmick because he’s been doing it in MMA and UFC for so many years. So I think he would do extremely well. He’s a great athlete too” 

Adding to Kurt’s words, his co-host Conrad Thompson said, “I did see him on AEW tv so, you never know”

From MMA to WWE?

Over the years, we have seen a number of wrestlers join MMA/UFC and vice versa. One prime example of this is ‘The Beast‘ Brock Lesnar. Brock was initially a WWE wrestler, who then went on to become a UFC heavyweight champion.

Another example of a wrestler switching promotions is CM Punk. ‘The Cult Of Personality‘ left WWE in 2014 to pursue his lifelong dream of fighting in UFC. Unfortunately for Punk, his well-hyped debut was a bust as he lost to Mickey Gall.

Thus, we can conclude that wrestlers jumping ship to MMA is a risky business but a fruitful one if you are good at what you do.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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