Brock Lesnar is rumored to be joining the WWE starting tonight, at Wrestlemania. Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer that another MMA fighter could be joining him: Muhammed Lawal, better known as King Mo.
Lawal is currently on suspension due to a positive steroids test, recently released by Strikeforce following his comments towards an NSAC commissioner. A WWE move wouldn’t be all that surprising for the former Olympic hopeful, still recovering from staph infection in his knee.
Lawal immediately expressed interest in going to WWE. He’s had interest in the past. He was recruited years ago by Gerald Brisco, and at the time said he would be interested in going in 2008 because he first wanted to go to the Olympics. However, he lost in overtime in the finals at the Olympic trials. He had interest in both WWE and MMA after the Olympics but made the call to do MMA, feeling he could always do WWE after a few years of MMA, but couldn’t do it in the other direction.
Lawal grew up in Tennessee as a big fan of Jerry Lawler (hence the “King” gimmick) and several of the WCW stars like Ric Flair, Booker T and Arn Anderson, was in OVW briefly years ago. In a discussion with Shad Gaspard, Gaspard told him that he wished he stayed in fighting and had a career there before pro wrestling and encouraged Lawal to do the same. Lawal had always said when he grew up that his goal was to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling (he came up slightly short), then win a world championship in fighting, and follow that by winning a world championship as a pro wrestler.