WWE News: Ex-Slugger Jose Canseco Looking to Work with the WWE

Gone Baby GoneContributerSeptember 28, 2012

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MAY 26:  Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco drinks a bottle of water prior to the match with Choi Hong-man at first Round of Super Hulk Tournament during Dream.9 at Yokohama Arena on May 26, 2009 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Canseco lost at 1 minute 17 seconds in the first round.  (Photo by Hiroki Watanabe/Getty Images)
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Just when you thought you had seen it all.

It now appears that controversial ex-MLB player Jose Canseco is looking to work with the WWE. This is not entirely shocking, as Canseco loves to be in the spotlight. The question here is, what kind of work is he looking to do for the company?

According to Dave Meltzer in the new Wrestling Observer Newsletter available to F4WOnline.com subscribers (via WrestlingInc.com):

Former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco looks to be desperately seeking a job in professional wrestling. We noted a while back that he had been in contact with TNA President Dixie Carter about working there. Canseco also recently reached out to WWE about being a Social Media Ambassador.

I think it's safe to say it won't be the end of the world if this is the only facet in which Canseco is utilized. However, if the WWE decides to have him step into the squared circle, it could be devastating.

You may remember that a few years back Canseco got involved in celebrity boxing. Unfortunately, one of his first matches, against ex-Philadelphia Eagle Vai Sikahema, didn't go too well for the "Bash Brother."

If you never got a chance to see the fight, you can see highlights here.

Ultimately, Sikahema's entrance lasted longer than the match.

Yes, Canseco has been in several matches since and has even won a few of them. However, about a year ago he was booked for a match and decided to send his twin brother Ozzie to fill in without telling the promoter.

Ultimately, Canseco's arm tattoos proved to be his demise, as apparently, his twin isn't into the ink.

In the end, if this were 1988, chances are Canseco and the WWE would create more of a buzz.

Unfortunately for both parties, it's 2012.

Don't get me wrong; chances are Jose Canseco's WWE involvement would get some steam in the media, but is it enough to justify the partnership?