Posted by JimiMak
meh. it does nothing for or against my opinion of him. In Asia they don't care if their fighters also pro wrestle. Most Americans don't care when a guy like Josh Barnett does it as long as it's in Japan. But for some reason if they pro wrestle in the US it's a big deal.... ???
Affliction is desperately trying anything to promote their event w/o spending money.
I think its cause in America, fans desprately want to make sure there isn;t a blurred line between WWE and UFC. Its like when Brock got in the UFC. It added a bunch of new fans that thought he would go undefeated cause of what they saw in the WWE of him.
Japan it's different though. Pride's presentation almost felt like WWE at times with the entrances and "roles" that fighters were given (Ex. Rampage). Japan was focused on it being entertainment rather than branding it a serious sport which is what American MMA fans have to stress since the media and misinformed WWE fans are constantly attacking the sport.