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WWE News: Colby Covington reveals plans of moving to WWE

Johny Payne
3.57K   //    21 Nov 2017, 18:33 IST

Colby Covington is one of MMA's most notorious trash-talkers today
Colby Covington is one of MMA's most notorious trash-talkers today

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of BJ Penn Radio, Colby Covington revealed that a move to WWE is definitely on the cards for him in the near future.

Speaking about his recent appearances in Impact Wrestling, Covington said that they’ve been considerably helpful in helping him hone his pro-wrestling skills, which in turn would enable him to feel at home when in the big leagues of the WWE.

In case you didn’t know…

Over the past few months, Colby Covington has gained worldwide notoriety, owing to his controversial comments and trash-talking methods in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

‘Chaos’ recently defeated one of the greatest grapplers to have ever competed in the UFC, Demian Maia, and is now primed for a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity against arch-enemy, Tyron Woodley.

The heart of the matter

Covington opined that he’ll be ready for the WWE in about 12 months, explaining that in professional wrestling one has to slow things down and sell every move with the appropriate expressions and emotions. He added that the aforementioned value taught in pro-wrestling also helps him in MMA combat, teaching him to be patient and wait for his chance.

Furthermore, Covington spoke about his Impact Wrestling encounters and potentially moving to WWE alongside American Top Team (ATT) coach Dan Lambert—

“I think I’ll be ready in the next year…I’ve been honing my skills at Impact, you know (and) this year, my promos are on point.”

“(I’m) making sure my bumps – you know, a bump is a term for taking a shot in the pro wrestling business – and making sure my finishing moves, and all my moves are correct (so) I don’t want to make any mistakes when I’m at that level (and) you got to be mistake-free at that level…So, you know, I think I’ll be ready; me and Dan Lambert will be ready for WWE within the next year.”

What’s next?

Colby Covington presently competes in the UFC 170-pound division and is likely to challenge Tyron Woodley for the latter’s UFC Welterweight Championship in the months to come. Pro-wrestling fans can catch his promos and segments on Impact Wrestling…as well as in the UFC!


Author’s take

Colby Covington is one of the most talented MMA fighters today, and although his striking isn’t as slick as his deadly grappling skills, he showcased excellent distance and timing on the feet against Welterweight veteran Dong Hyun Kim.

If he does move to the WWE, he would make a perfect fit as he is entertainment personified!

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