Henry Cejudo Looks Back On Almost Signing With WWE

Henry Cejudo almost signed with WWE prior to his successful mixed martial arts career.

Henry Cejudo is a former UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight Champion, holding both belts simultaneously. He is also an Olympic medalist in wrestling, adopting the moniker Triple C.

Speaking to Chamatkar Sandhu, Cejudo was asked about possibly joining WWE or AEW in the future.

“Probably not now,” he said. “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. 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.”

Henry Cejudo

Cejudo would also comment on a possible surprise appearance in AEW or WWE.

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.”

Henry Cejudo

We will have to wait and see if Cejudo will make the crossover to WWE or AEW in the future.

H/T to Fightful

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