Jorge Masvidal, the former UFC star renowned for his “Baddest Motherf***er” persona, has expressed his willingness to step into the world of professional wrestling with WWE, provided the compensation is suitable. Although Masvidal currently focuses on his Gamebred Bareknuckle promotion, he has already dabbled in pro wrestling with AEW and is open to exploring opportunities in WWE. While he remains busy with his ventures outside the octagon, the right offer from WWE could entice him to make a crossover.
Jorge Masvidal Fighting WWE
In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso, Masvidal said “If the shoe fits, wear it,” says Masvidal. “I’m very busy, but if the compensation makes sense, then let’s do it.”
“I love fighting,” Masvidal said. “If I go to WWE, I’ll put a hurting on them every night. I’ll torture them, make life f**king hell for all of them. No one over there can beat me.”
He mentioned that he is intrigued by the possibility of working with WWE if the financial aspect aligns with his expectations. In the fall of 2021, Jorge Masvidal made a brief appearance in AEW, where he recreated his iconic flying knee move that famously knocked out Ben Askren. However, despite the initial excitement, the opportunity to have a full-fledged match or program in AEW did not materialize for Masvidal.
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 25, 2021
Masvidal even executed a flying knee on Chris Jericho during AEW Grand Slam in September 2021. This brief foray into pro wrestling showcased Masvidal’s natural charisma and ability to captivate an audience outside of MMA.
Given the ongoing acquisition process of WWE by Endeavor, the parent company of UFC, there is a possibility that Jorge Masvidal could envision himself working on WWE’s flagship shows, Raw or SmackDown. With the potential alignment of the two companies, Masvidal may see an opportunity to explore his pro wrestling aspirations within the WWE platform.
Jorge Masvidal’s openness to joining WWE reflects that MMA fighters exploring opportunities in professional wrestling. While Masvidal currently dedicates himself to his Gamebred Bareknuckle promotion, the right compensation and opportunity could entice