Veteran of the UFC octagon Sam Alvey has said that one call from WWE would be enough to get him to switch to the four-sided ring and quit fighting.
Smile’n Sam Alvey has been part of the UFC since 2014 after appearing on the sixteenth season of the hit reality series The Ultimate Fighter. Having also competed for many other companies including Bellator and MFC, Alvey has amassed an impressive 33-16 record in his MMA career.
However, the 35-year-old fighter has revealed one ambition that he is yet to fulfil – to compete in WWE.
Sam Alvey spoke exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ Wrestling Roast’s KJ where he discussed how an invitation to WWE could see him hang up his fighting gloves for good:
“I’ve always said the WWE is the one thing that would get me to quit fighting is if they were to call. I absolutely would [love to try out for them]. I mean, in a heartbeat. I love the UFC and I hope to spend the rest of my career fighting because there’s few things I like more. But if I had the opportunity to perform on the wrestling stage, I would do it in a heartbeat.”
Alvey then reminisced on his favourite wrestlers growing up, saying a certain promo by a debuting Chris Jericho on Raw had him hooked:
“I was the Attitude Era. So I mean, everyone loves Stone Cold. Everyone loves… I mean, The Rock’s The People’s Champ. I love the Hardy Boyz. Y2J, Chris Jericho. I always loved him. I remember when they first brought him out. I was hooked with Chris Jericho right off the bat.”
Smile’n Sam admitted he doesn’t get as much chance now to watch WWE but says Peacock will be getting one more subscriber so he can tune into the big shows when he can:
“Not as much as I should because of my job, With fighting, I train at night, so it’s hard for me to watch like I want to, but I try and keep up with the pay-per-views. WWE is on the Peacock now, so I think I’m going to just buy the Peacock. I’m going to watch as much as I can when I can, and I really want my kids to get into it. I’ve always said the WWE is the one thing that would get me to quit fighting is if they were to call.”
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