Nine Pro Wrestlers Who Impacted MMA

Sergio Non at USA Today put together a great piece listing the top ten pro wrestlers who have impacted mixed martial arts. And no, the list doesn’t include Brock Lesnar.

The top five:

  • Kazushi Sakuraba
  • Ken Shamrock
  • Masakatsu Funaki
  • Akira Maeda
  • Dan Severn

Many people, myself included, tend to forget that mixed martial arts and pro wrestling are deeply tied together going back to the beginning of the sport.

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