Colby Covington Wants To Join WWE In 2021 To ‘Make Wrestling Great Again’

SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington reacts after the conclusion of his welterweight bout against Dong Hyun Kim during the UFC Fight Night event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC Fighter Colby Covington was recently a guest on the ‘What the Heck’ show where he showed his admiration for the WWE roster and how he knows he would fit in perfectly with pro wrestling.

Colby Covington has expressed his interest for getting into pro wrestling before and has even reached out to some WWE stars for advice on how he can successfully transition from UFC to WWE in the future. Those names include Bobby Lashley, Kurt Angle, and Ronda Rousey.

Covington said, “Those guys are true sports athlete entertainers. To put on a show like that for the world while everybody’s at home watching, you don’t have the same energy from the crowd and the same adrenaline that you get when you walk into a full arena, so to see those guys out there putting it all on the line, I respect those guys. Those guys are some of the hardest workers on earth. I hope to join them someday. I’ve got a lot of love and respect for Vince McMahon and what he’s done for the business model of the WWE.”

He continued by saying that he wants to come to WWE to make wrestling ‘real’ again. “I want people to get behind it and think that it’s real. You ain’t going off the top rope on me because I’ll take you out with a double leg, you ain’t gonna get up there. So I’m looking to go over to WWE and make wrestling real again in the near future.”

Covington has showed confidence in his ability to transition, saying that he knows how to act, knows how to sell, and knows how to entertain. Colby has 2021 as a target time-frame to make a WWE transition. “Next summer, not this summer, but next summer. I’ve been practicing moves and really working on my promo and mic skills and just control and slowing things down and understanding the art of wrestling. I want to make sure when I go there I make the biggest splash possible because I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time and I’m not here to make friends, I’m here to make money.”

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