In a recent interview with Submission Radio MMA star King Mo said he’s been training with Goldberg at American Top Team. The TNA alumni had the following to say about the former WCW and WWE star:
Well first of all man, he’s a fast learner. He has some crazy power, great athlete, very knowledgeable. Like it shocked me, because like a lot of guys in pro wrestling, they know this stuff, but they’re kind of like, you know they’re kind of quiet about it. He’s a fan of the sport, he studies it. I don’t know just mechanically he’s good. I hope he gets a chance to fight. And I wouldn’t mind bringing him in to my next camp if I fight at heavyweight. I’d bring him in to help me train for my next fight.
It’s like this, not for sparring; ’cause like I don’t wanna get hit by him. I’ve watched him throw a one-two. So if he touches me, I’d be in pain or wouldn’t feel nothing ’cause I’d be sleeping. My needs are for body positioning because he’s so strong, so quick and explosive and athletic that against the cage; like when I try and grab him, he just threw me off like I was like a little flea. He just threw me.
So if I can like grab a hold of him and like make him carry my weight and just stay there, and just stay consistent on someone that strong and explosive, then I can do it to anybody. So I’d bring him in for that purpose, and probably just like moving around and work on my defence; ’cause man he’s pretty quick. And he has snap in his punches and he hits so hard. I just don’t wanna get hit by him.
I would like to see him get in an MMA fight. First of all, the amateur fight, I wouldn’t go out and fight that. For what? You know what I’m saying? Like no one’s going to fight him and if they try and fight him, they’ll be somebody with experience that fought before, and lie, and tries to like take his head off. They’ll pay miserably, but you know what, put him out there and let him fight on Spike TV. You know, why not? Let him fight on Spike TV. Let him headline a card. ‘Cause he has a big following, he’s a superstar, a big fan base. If I were Bellator I’d be talking to him like “hey if you wanna fight let’s [do it]”. You know, Anybody. If you’re World Series of Fighting or somebody I’d be like “hey if you want to fight, we’d love to put you on the card”. Because MMA is entertainment. It’s not a true sport. It can’t be, because there’s no true feeder program. Like in boxing, and track and field, and basketball and everything, they have feeder programs. Usually the best stick to the top. In MMA I could get a guy that’s like a swimmer with a good name and be like “hey do you want to fight?”. I’ll get Michael Phelps and train him, and be like “hey Michael Phelps could fight” and then everybody would wanna fight him because he’s a name. You know, it’s entertainment. There’s no true feeder program. You got guys that are Jiu Jitsu world champions that have to get fights before they can actually be broadcast on TV. So it’s about entertainment, it’s about getting eyes on you. It’s not really about who’s the best fighter, it’s about getting eyes on you and when you fight, being entertaining.
Would Paul London Return To WWE?
Former WWE tag champ Paul London told SLAM! Wrestling that he’s not interested in a WWE return:
WWE is just not a flavour that really appeals to me unless they would throw an insane amount of money at me to go back to that environment. Japan is different. I would love to have the opportunity to go back to Japan. That being said, I would love to go back to the big stage, but it’s not a priority right now. I like the fact I’m traveling and getting to know new cultures.
London also discussed NXT and WWE bringing in independent stars:
I like the fact that they are hiring independent guys right now. I mean NXT is WWE’s flagship program to be honest with you. They are paying attention to the guys’ history more. Like Devitt (Finn Balor) and his body paint or Steen (Kevin Owens) and Sami Zayn working together. When I look at NXT now, I feel like I was hired a decade too early. But at the same time, the advantage, if anything, I came at the time when I think it opened up a mental possibility for my peers on the independents. They could look at me and say, ‘Well, he’s not very big and he’s not all that good.’ I mean, I’m good, but I’m not great or I’m not the best around. I’ll never make that claim. I’m just a working son-of-a-b—h. But I’m not much of a head turner if you’re walking down the street. But in 2003, there was still that size stigma.
The Generational Wrestlers You’ve Never Heard About
Saw this post on Reddit and thought it was worth a share.
We’ve all heard of the myriad of second and third generation wrestling stars that have made it in WWE, but have you heard of all of these?