Have you ever wondered why WWE wrestlers don’t fight in MMA? Maybe not. Wrestlers,͏ specifically ͏WWE wrestlers, take their time to adjust to MMA and often don’t focus on the dynamics of MMA. Despite this, some WWE fighters have ͏graced the MMA stage but couldn’t reach the same level of success as they did ͏in WWE. In the midst of the debate, we get the revelation that ‘The Rock’ once considered a ͏shift to MMA.
Dwayne Johnson might be one of the most well-known faces in the history of WWE. The Samoan fighter was a multiple-time WWE champion and has a great career in Hollywood as well. In a conversation with , he expressed his willingness to transition to MMA. “The Rock” made this revelation during the discussion.
‘The Rock’ recently graced Joe Rogan’s Podcast. While in conversation about the early stages of Johnson’s career, he stated that there was a time when he was willing to leave WWE and shift to Pride MMA. Johnson claimed that during the late 90’s many MMA fighters were moving to Japan as Pride MMA was paying them a hefty $500k compared to the $150K that Johnson was earning through WWE.
He further added It would not have been a surprise if ‘The Rock’ had turned to MMA considering the fact that he is known to change fields multiple times.
However, it should be noted that WWE supremo Vince McMahon saved ‘The Rock’s career after calling him back to Wresting back in 1997. Johnson described how a call from McMahon stopped him from shifting to MMA.
Down in the conversation, Johnson stated that when he was astute in his stance to shift to Pride MMA, he got a call from Vince McMahon which ultimately stopped him from shifting from WWE.
He further added “TheRock’s decision to stay in WWE changed his career as we can see how far he has succeeded.
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