From WWE to MMA
Now, when you are a WWE wrestler, you are a fighter and nothing changes that. The rules, the tactics and the nature of the fights you will be willing and ready to get into at any given time, may differ. But you are still a WWE wrestler, and with proper preparation, you can definitely get into anyone that presents himself to you. That explains the WWE to MMa move.
Dave Bautista is probably one of the most famous WWE wrestlers that moved from pro-wrestling to MMA. This raised the question of why some of the WWE stars had to make the switch to MMA. However, some of them combined their careers in both angles. Many have done this in the past and many are still in the process.
A look at the past events in the sector will reveal that the man named Phil Brooks, aka CM Punk also switched. Many people said that he will have a good chance there because of his athletic background and his looks that made him originally a fighter. But his debut as an UFC fighter was not something to remember; at least it was far from what he enjoyed in the WWE rings.
Maybe one of the most significant moves from the WWE to the UFC is the one involving Brock Lesnar. After some years at the WWE, and testing victory at the championship, he went into professional football. However, he failed to make the needed progress in that field, so he joined the UFC. When he did, he grew into one of the best and biggest in the heavyweight fighting division. There are many others that also made this switch and they are listed below.
The man named Mike Plotcheck went ahead to win the Brawl for All tournament in the WWE during his time in that division. However, he did not stop there. He left the WWE after that shoot tournament where wwe wrestlers are allowed to fight, and joined MMA. In MMA, he also showed what he is made of by winning Wesley Correira through a TKO in his first fight. However, Ikuhisa Minowa defeated him through a decision.
Bam Bam Bigelow was very successful in the wwe from 1985-2006. However, in 1996, he also tried his hands in MMA. But that endeavor seemed like the foray of a novice gamer in free no deposit slots. Nothing came out of it.
Another WWE champion that tried his hands in MMA is Nathan Jones. From 1997 to2005, he was having spells at the rings in the entertainment. But he also did something at the ufc in the same 1997.
Ken Shamrock is perhaps the most successful of them all. He was involved in the WWE from 1997-2013. However, he also had stints in MMA from 1993-1996. He left and came back in 2000 and stayed till 2006. He left again and returned in 2008 till 2010.
Giant Silva: fans of the WWE will never forget his exploits as one of the members of the oddities in the twilight of the 90s. However, he later did some competitions in MMA too. He was under .500 and won sumo wrestlers Henry Miller and Akebono Taro. But he was later defeated by one that he was 200 pounds heavier than in the name of Ikuhisa Minowa. He was not outstanding in any of the areas.
Alberto Del Rio: he is another man that tested the two angles. Alberto “Dos Caras” Rodriguez enjoyed success in both areas. He was one of the most respected members of the Pride and Deep promotions. He slugged it out against Brad Kohler, Kazuhiro Nakamura and Mirko Cro Cop in the squared circle, and earned an amazing MMA result, which is a TKO against Kengo Wa.
Dan Severn also enjoyed both the WWE and the UFC. He was well known for his skills as a wwe wrestler between 1995 and 2012. However, between 1994 and 2012, he was also doing great things in MMA.