As you have probably heard by now, "King Mo" Muhammed Lawal has signed a dual-contract allowing him to compete in TNA Wrestling and in Bellator.
Lawal is a very accomplished wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter. Lawal has won the US National Championship in 2005, 2006 and 2008. As an MMA fighter, Lawal has a record of 8-1-1. Six of those eight wins came via knockout. Lawal is also a former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion.
King Mo is said to be joining the ranks of the IMPACT roster this coming summer (when IMPACT goes live every week, by the way). I thought of some dream opponents that I would love for King Mo to square off against inside a TNA ring.
Here's a list of challengers I'd love to see face off against "King Mo" Muhammed Lawal.
Crimson has been undefeated, for what now, 16 months?
This undefeated rookie has beaten all kinds of challengers. Anyone ranging between Eric Young to Kurt Angle, Crimson has beaten just about all of them.
Surely, King Mo will make a big impact within, uh, IMPACT. I would think that King Mo would string together his own winning streak, one that could make Crimson's feel less threatening.
There's very few talent left on the IMPACT Wrestling roster that can shut this "Undefeated Hero" up and King Mo maybe the guy to do so.
Remember this guy? His name is Kid Kash, and yes, he's still with TNA Wrestling.
Where has Kash been all this time? Well, WrestlingINC reports that Kid Kash has been absent from TNA recently because he's gearing up for an MMA fight he has next month.
Looks as if Kid Kash is mirroring King Mo. Mo, an MMA fighter, is stepping into the world of professional wrestling. Kash, veteran pro wrestler, is stepping into the world of mixed martial arts fighting.
One of Kash's nicknames is "Mr. TNA". Total Nonstop Attitude. It's a pretty well known fact that Kid Kash is a bad man. Think back to his feud with Jesse Sorensen late last year.
Kash is 5'10" and weighs about 202 lbs.
King Mo is 6' and weighs about 205 lbs.
That sounds like a fair fight to me.
Remember that time when Jeff Jarrett went through that "MMA Enthusiast" stage? Yeah, he'd pick a fan out of the crowd and beat 'em down. It was called the, "Double J, Double M A Challenge". Beat Jarrett, you get a hefty amount of money.
The Double J, Double M A Challenge is how Crimson debuted in TNA, and how Kurt Angle returned to TNA if you remember.
Jarrett claims to have been undefeated during his tenure as an "MMA fighter" and "retired" from mixed martial arts.
I, for one, would love to see Double J hold just one more of those challenges. This time, let's have King Mo accept.
Samoa Joe was one of the most dominant men in TNA once. He had the longest undefeated streak in company history and put on classic matches with the likes of AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Kurt Angle and many more.
Joe was given the nickname, "The Samoan Submission Machine" with good reason. He's one of the best submission based wrestlers in TNA history!
Samoa Joe's championships and accomplishments speak for themselves and, though it'd be an uphill battle for King Mo, it could be a good one.
Of course, the list would not be complete without Kurt Angle.
Angle is a well-known Olympic Gold Medalist and very, very accomplished wrestler.
In 2008, King Mo was runner-up in the USA Olympic Team Trials Senior Freestyle competition.
Kurt Angle recently commented on King Mo and TNA in an interview. When asked about King Mo, Angle said that it is inevitable that the two collide in the ring. Of this whole list, this would have to be the matchup I want to see most.
"Olympic Gold Medalist" Kurt Angle vs. "King Mo" Muhammed Lawal
There you go. My ideal opponents for Mohammed "King Mo" Lawal in TNA.
Crimson, Kid Kash, Jeff Jarrett, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle would all provide Mo with a great challenge.
Anyone you would like to see take on King Mo in TNA? Maybe AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Austin Aries?
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