WWE nearly got a dose of cringe.
From the CAPTAIN of cringe.
Former UFC double-champion and Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo recently revealed during a “Smack Talk with Sandhu” interview with Chamatkar Sandhu that he has been in past talks with WWE, as well as what the chances are that he still may work with the company in the future.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the discussion, which also features Cejudo looking back at his AEW appearance in 2020 with boxing legend Mike Tyson.
On being in past talks with WWE and nearly signing with the company at one point: “Probably not now. Even in the beginning, before I signed with UFC, we were in talks with WWE. I was going to be The Atomic Flea. I had thought about signing, I had talked to Jerry Brisco at that time. They were going to fly me out to Orlando and do that whole trial stuff. It did intrigue me, but at the same time, I knew that if I’m going to use my body, I might as well fight and do the real stuff. Not saying that the WWE isn’t real, it’s 100% real, but I’m talking competitively. I never wanted to travel like crazy. I didn’t want to get thrown like Rey Mysterio. I didn’t want my body to break.”
On his AEW appearance with Mike Tyson in 2020 and how if he were to do pro wrestling, it would be a one-off appearance in WWE or AEW: “If I was to do the WWE or AEW, I would like to do a one-off. I don’t see myself doing that stuff for a very long time even though I do believe I could be really good at it. I worked out with Chavo Guerrero. He’s given me lessons. He’s like, ‘Bro, you’re a natural.’ I grew up watching it, did amateur wrestling, and I fought. I understand the acting portion. There are things that come natural to me. Something like the WWE or AEW would be one of them.”
On a potential one-off appearance at WWE SummerSlam or WrestleMania: “Of course, 100%. Now, with the family, that’s number one. Money talks. If they want to do something like that, I’m open for anything.”
Check out the complete interview via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.