2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Reveals He Almost Signed with WWE, Reported Plans to Make Him the Next Mysterio

Nick Paglino

olympic gold medalist2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Free Style Wrestling, Henry Cejudo (pictured at right), revealed in an interview with MMAJunkie.com that he almost signed a deal with WWE, but chose UFC instead.

According to The Wrestling Observer, Cejudo was supposed to meet with WWE officials at SummerSlam, and he was told the company was going to groom him to be the next Rey Mysterio.

“It was something that was actually in the works. One of their talent scouts (Gerald Brisco) saw me, met me, and wanted to bring me in for an audition or whatnot,” Cejudo said.

“I’ve always watched WWE ever since I was a little kid. But MMA right now is my No. 1 priority. Maybe WWE in the future, but as of now, I’m sticking straight to the UFC and my fighting career. It might be worth trying it out some day, but as of right now, I solely train and think about MMA.”

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