WrestleMania has always been known as the “showcase of the immortals”, and its reputation deserves the subtitle. WrestleMania has given us classic encounters such as Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant, Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart and The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, matches that have stood the test of time and been labeled as timeless. However, apparently we missed the boat on what could’ve been on that short list of WrestleMania classics. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon vs. UFC president Dana White.
Naturally, the WWE and The UFC are two brands of entertainment fighting venues that often get compared. Both UFC and WWE have transcended their platforms into global entities by giving us larger than life event experiences. The initial comparisons naturally will place McMahon and White as the front faces of the conversation. Due to this, White was recently a part of an interview with RDS, a Canadian French Sports network, and stated that McMahon actually proposed a fight to him. White brought this up when the interviewer (who ironically enough is former NHL player Denis Gauthier, Jr., whose wife is the sister of former WWE wrestlers Jacques and Raymond Rougeau) asked him what would happen if him and Vince ever got into it. White said:
“Let me tell you something, and I’ve never said this before ever in any interview anywhere. If Vince hears this, he’s going to go nuts. Vince is too old, which he won’t think he is, and he’ll go crazy. And he wanted to [fight] one time. Swear to God. Called me up and said, “Let’s do it.” We can either do it in the UFC, or let’s do it at WrestleMania. And I said, “You are crazy. I always have said it, and I’ll say it again; I respect Vince very much. But Vince is too old to be fighting anybody.”
This challenge came about in 2011 and was expected to be part of the double main event at WrestleMania 27; standing opposite of the John Cena vs. The Miz main event match. It makes sense why we received Vince McMahon vs. Bret Hart instead. There is no telling how this match would’ve resulted, in terms of a winner or loser, but the overall national media attention for this match would’ve been astronomical. You never know what the future may hold with the two; I would not rule this match out.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports