Professional Wrestling Is The Perfect Career For Kimbo Slice
The Kimbo Slice experiment in combat sports is pretty much over.
He couldn’t cut it as a mixed martial artist and has already quit boxing. So what’s next? You guessed it, professional wrestling.It was reported earlier this week that Kimbo Slice had left boxing promoter Gary Shaw after filming the latest installment of The Scorpion King and decided that boxing wasn’t for him. It was announced Inoki Genome pro wrestling organization has brought Slice into the promotion to participate in an eight-man tournament on February 5 in Fukuoka, Japan.
But let’s be honest here—isn’t this what Kimbo Slice should have been doing all along? A hard hitting street fighter he was, an accomplished mixed martial artist he was not. Boxing requires entirely too much discipline and Kimbo just doesn’t have it. But the world of professional wrestling doesn’t require the multiple talents of MMA or the ridiculous skill set of boxing. It’s exactly what Kimbo Slice needs to flourish in a different career.
The fact that Kimbo Slice is a “character” to most is another reason why a career in the world of professional wrestling makes total sense. He’s marketable and has an image that fans immediately notice. We’re quite sure WWE and TNA will be watching Slice very closely over the next couple of months. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Slice somehow made it to the WWE in time for April’s wrestling extravaganza Wrestlemania as one of the main bouts.
The street fighter couldn’t cut it in other sports. But this wrestling thing may be just the right move for him.