WWE Superstar Shoots on Alistair Overeem for Homophobic Slurs While Talking About Pro-Wrestling

Published 08/24/2021, 12:59 PM EDT


Alistair Overeem spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, and during the conversation, he spoke about pro-wrestling as a sport. However, he resorted to thrashing the sport when asked about CM Punk debuting on AEW and Brock Lesnar returning to WWE!

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According to him, pro-wrestling is a sport which is completely fake. He hadn’t watched it in a long time, and now, he just thinks the entire sport is lame.

“That whole wrestling thing, I watched it when I was eight, nine, ten years old… I’m not watching since ‘92, ‘93, ‘94. And just recently I start looking again and on YouTube, and Oh my god, this stuff is lame. It’s just lame what all these guys are doing. It’s lame, it’s fake, it’s stupid, it doesn’t make any sense.”

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ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – APRIL 19, 2019: Dutch MMA fighter Alistair Overeem during a weigh-in before his fight against Alexei Oleinik (not in picture) at UFC Fight Night 149 in Yubileiny Sports Centre. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

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T-BAR defended pro-wrestling against Alistair Overeem

However, there’s always a superstar ready to defend pro-wrestling when needed. This time it was T-BAR. He claimed that Alistair Overeem is intimidated by the sport itself and is throwing shade on pro-wrestling because of his own washed up career.

Not only did T-BAR stand up for pro-wrestling, even Ariel Helwani told him not to thrash the sport by calling it derogatory names. Even after Helwani told him not to say it, he questioned back!

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Now, it didn’t end there. Alistair Overeem discussed how Brock Lesnar had failed his drug tests. He claimed CM Punk was mentally destroyed in the UFC, and how both of them aren’t real fighters. When Helwani pointed out a similar drug test situation with him, he defended himself by pointing out that it was years ago! But, same can be said about Brock Lesnar.

When Helwani put him in a spot, Overeem asked if WWE and the wrestlers are doing fine financially. While Overeem wanted to hear the worst, to his dismay, it was actually something else. Ariel Helwani informed him that the company is doing fine, but the wrestlers have a similar situation like UFC fighters where they don’t get a seat at the table, and even as independent contractors, they aren’t free to do what they want to.

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After a point, Alistair Overeem took the conversation on a different tangent, and Helwani went along with it.

Do you think Overeem is speaking out of jealousy? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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