Bobby Lashley wants to see more mixed martial artists make the crossover into professional wrestling and step into a WWE ring.
The current WWE United States Champion has also competed in MMA during his time away from WWE. From 2008 to 2016, Lashley fought in various MMA companies including Strikeforce and Bellator. During that time the former amateur wrestler would amass an impressive 15-2 record.
Speaking to TV Insider, the CEO of The Hurt Business revealed he would like more MMA stars to enter the world of wrestling. Lashley gave some names of who he would like to see in WWE.
“Josh Barnett for sure. He has that Hurt Business style. King Mo has been doing some wrestling things. He would do well. [Daniel] Cormier has expressed a lot of interest. I’d like to see him make that jump.”
Josh Barnett is currently behind GCW’s Bloodsport events that mesh the worlds of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Barnett had a two-year career in New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the early 2000s. In his first match, he received a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. He would lose on this occasion in the Tokyo Dome to champion Yuji Nagata.
Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 5 is scheduled for February 2021 where Jon Moxley will make his return to that promotion to square off with Davey Boy Smith Jr. – who is undefeated in five Bloodsport matches.
King Mo has a 21-10 MMA record and was Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion. He entered the wrestling world in 2012 with TNA where he made a handful of appearances. He returned to the company now known as IMPACT Wrestling in 2017 to second Bobby Lashley for his world title unification match with Alberto El Patron. King Mo is scheduled to main event MLW’s ‘Filthy Island’ event in a match with Low Ki.
Daniel Cormier was reportedly set for a WWE commentary tryout with WWE in 2018 and is known to be a big wrestling fan. The former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion is, however, yet to appear in a professional wrestling venue.
Credit: TV Insider