UFC star Rashad Evans has his eyes set on the WWE. According to 411mania on Wednesday, Evans has made some enquiries about getting a job with the WWE. Evans is considering retirement from the UFC and is looking for a post-MMA career.
Evans is currently recovering from knee surgery and was already considering ending his UFC career before this recent set back. There is no word on whether or not he has spoken to someone within the WWE personally, but he has made some inquiries about the possibility. With a solid track record of cutting promos in the UFC, he could be of interest to the WWE, although they have been reluctant to sign anyone recently over the age of 30.
There have been cases of success in professional wrestling by former MMA stars. Ken Shamrock was one of the biggest names in the early years of the UFC and had a very successful WWE run during the Attitude Era. Dan Severn, one of Shamrock’s most iconic UFC opponents, also had a successful wrestling career, actually holding the UFC and NWA titles at the same time.
Currently, Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz and King Mo have all taken part in angles in TNA Impact Wrestling. King Mo looks to be ready to move into a more prominent role in the near future as well. There is also the case of stars like Brock Lesnar, Batista and Bobby Lashley all starting out in the WWE before trying their hands in the MMA world before moving back to professional wrestling.
Rashad Evans, 35, could be a nice fit for the WWE, although what his role could be is unknown. The WWE would want him to train and learn the WWE style, possibly appearing in the NXT brand at first. If he does make the move, it could be huge news for both the WWE anf UFC since he remains one of the most iconic UFC fighters of all time.