There is no doubt that WWE has increased its interest in hiring MMA fighters and fighters. In recent months they have signed Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Marina Sharif and Jessamyn Duke, the so-called Four Horsemen of MMA.
At this moment it seems that they are close to signing Matt Riddle, who although he is an important fighter of the independent circuit, began his career fighting in the cage and even came to compete in the most prestigious company UFC.
And it seems that the wrestling company could focus on signing more talent that is succeeding in mixed martial arts by seeing how well they are working in the strung. This is what Bryan Alvarez says in Wrestling Observer Live.
“A WWE person who has done many talent exploration activities told me that he would not be surprised if WWE started focusing more on the MMA stars because we have four now: Ronda’s great, Shayna’s great and Marina Sharif and Jessamyn Duke, considering how long they’ve been training, they’re great. ” H/T to WrestlingCulture for the transcription.
Both Ronda and Shayna have shown what they are capable of. The first will match for the Raw Women’s Championship in the next PPV of the main roster while the second one is reigning in the development territory as NXT Champion.
As for her two companions, at the moment they have not debuted on television. Although it is worth mentioning that Sharif did in a recent live event. We will have to see how the race of both continues from now on in the strings.
— Florida Wrestling Fan (@FLWrestlingFan) July 27, 2018