Former UFC Middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen made headlines after his loss to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. He wants to step out of his role as a fighter and buy the WWE.
Sonnen’s representatives have said the fighter is serious about his intentions to buy the sports entertainment company, while WWE representatives said the company is not for sale. Although some critics may see this as a joke or a publicity stunt, I think WWE CEO Vince McMahon should put up the “For Sale” sign and let Sonnen buy the company.
It is no secret that Sonnen is a fan of professional wrestling. His trash talking is on par with some of the best promo guys in professional wrestling. His wrestling and MMA backgrounds would be a welcome addition to the squared circle. Even though he is would be the owner, Sonnen would still be allowed to participate in storylines.
As owner, he could feud with top WWE superstars like John Cena, Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar. In addition to singles competition, he could also help revitalize the stale tag team division by teaming up with his friend C.M. Punk. The duo could claim tag team gold in a manner of months.
Sonnen could also make an impact behind the scenes. With his knowledge of past professional wrestling, he could help bring second-tier championships, like the Intercontinental and United States, titles back to prominence. He could even help bring the action back to the Divas’ division.
Besides helping out the promotion, Sonnen’s presence could help bring together WWE and UFC fans, who can sometimes be at odds due to the differences between professional wrestling and mixed martial arts.
So please Mr. McMahon, for the good of sports and entertainment, let Sonnen buy the WWE.
What storyline would you like to see Sonnen participate in? Answer with a comment below or send a tweet to @alstover.