Ryan Songalia caught up with heavyweight Monte Barrett to talk about Barrett's recent win over David Tua, and a possible WWE future for the 40-year-old fighter:
I've said it before, but there's basically no way that Barrett, at 40 and without any major name in boxing, makes a viable career with WWE. What they do is not easy at all and takes a tremendous toll on the body, but more than that, it's just not something you learn to do at the major level at age 40. It's easier to take an unsubstantiated former amateur boxer and make him a pro wrestler, like WWE did with Elijah Burke, who now works for TNA, and just say, "Hey, this guy knocked out six trillion people."
Also, let me note this, even though it won't make a dent on the wrestling weirdos who don't seem to grasp this: There is not going to be a boxing match at WrestleMania 28. The pipe dream is two boxers, Barrett and Tua, doing a wrestling match. They do not have time to spend on a real boxing match for an audience that doesn't care or know who either of them are.
My favorite internet comment thus far has been the idea to put Pacquiao vs Mayweather at WrestleMania.