Usain Bolt and Other Olympians Who Would Fit Perfectly in the WWE
With the Summer Games set to conclude tonight, a host of Olympians are now out of a job and/or must go back to a strict regiment of training all while having so precious little to show for it.
Given the national exposure of the highly rated Olympic Games, many stars made during the summer games could continue to build their brand through appearances and even careers in the world of sports entertainment.
It's no secret that the WWE has tweaked its recruiting strategy to stockpile their farm system with former professional and Division-1 athletes (h/t WrestleZone), and with the proper fine-tuning, an Olympian could be right up their alley.
He is the fastest man alive and quite possibly the fastest man who ever lived. The Jamaican superstar oozes charisma through his post-race antics, and has quite literally become the runaway star of the past two Olympic Games, posting eye-popping world record finishes.
Despite an impressive physique, Bolt isn't exactly built like a wrestler and may be best suited for a cameo role or a one-off match where he is hidden in a tag team. Should that happen, he already has a built-in ally in Kofi Kingston.
The quintessential bridesmaid of these Olympic games, Lori "Lolo" Jones garnered both attention and criticism from her peers as one of the most hyped athletes of the 2012 Olympics despite having not a single Olympic medal.
Judging by her interviews throughout the Olympics, Jones seems to be just as concerned with what her haters think of her than anything else, and she once again addressed her critics following a devastating 4th-place finish in the women's 100-meter hurdles final.
Jones' sex appeal combined with her elite athleticism make her a great candidate as a possible WWE Diva, and could be a more desirable road to take than to train for another four years for an event she has already failed to medal in twice.
Ryan Lochte spent much of the pre-Olympic buildup promising that it was his time to become the new face of swimming, only to be severely upstaged by all-time medal leader Michael Phelps yet again.
Sounds like a heel to me.
Lochte was one of many Olympians who enjoyed the London club scene, as he was spotted on the streets of London in the wee hours of the morning entering a crowded cab with multiple female companions. He likes to party.
Sounds like a wrestler to me.
His name has appeared in an odd amount of dirtsheet headlines as of late and, in case you forgot, this NBA megastar also happens to be a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
AW's controversial firing is the biggest story in pro wrestling right now, and it stemmed from an ill-advised Kobe rape joke told by AW during a live episode of RAW.
The WWE would be best suited steering clear from all mentions of Kobe Bryant or AW while this story is still hot and, lets face it, while Linda McMahon is still running for Senate.
But if AW is ever to return, as has already been speculated (h/t WNZ), perhaps he could share a moment with Kobe Bryant in a more tasteful on-camera segment.
Who better to migrate over the world of wrestling than an Olympic freestyle wrestler?
Jake Varner is the newly-crowned gold medalist in freestyle wrestling at 96 kg. Varner is yet another product of Iowa State's prestigious wrestling factory.
Varner could follow in the footsteps of Kurt Angle as just the second Olympic gold medalist to compete for the WWE, and while Angle's accolades and accomplishments in pro wrestling will likely never be replicated, Varner could make a nice living as a pro wrestler—given the proper training.