For years, Georges St-Pierre dominated the Welterweight division within the UFC, but following his retirement from mixed martial arts, the fighter has moved on to another entertainment-fueled passion. St-Pierre has fully committed to acting in recent years, and with his Batroc reprisal in Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it stands to reason that his future film and TV prospects will only increase. Of course, some fans may wonder if the athlete has ever considered a career run within the WWE, a company many past MMA fighters have turned to in addition to acting. Nobody should get any hopes up, though.
I spoke to Georges St-Pierre about returning to the MCU for Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as the next steps he wants to take as he continues his acting career. When I asked whether or not the WWE would be an organization he'd be interested to work with in the future, St-Pierre explained why he felt that particular venture wouldn't work out for him like it has for other MMA fighters.
I had a few thoughts, but the truth is, WWE and mixed martial arts is a different form of entertainment. I know Ronda Rousey has done it and she's doing fantastic. But I feel like, to me, in order to be a star in WWE, I look at Batista and The Rock. They are physical specimens, you know? They're like almost 300 pounds. They're muscular and I'm not like that. Like, I'm not a physical specimen. I'm a great athlete, but you know, I'm not as flamboyant as them. . . . I think when I do something I like to become the best at it. And I know WWE would not lead me to become the best at it you know? So that's why I choose mixed martial arts, and now I'm going into acting, and I put all my effort into acting.
Georges St-Pierre doesn't think he necessarily has the hulking physique or outsized personality to be a marquee phenom in the WWE, which essentially kept him from giving a lot of serious consideration to trying to work something out with Vince McMahon & Co. At this point, St-Pierre would rather focus on his acting career and doesn't appear to think that a career in WWE would result in him rising up the ranks in a way that he would like.
While it is true that Georges St-Pierre doesn't have the physique of a UFC and WWE-affiliated fighter like Brock Lesnar, former brawlers have made a splash in the WWE without being quite as massive. In fact, WWE Superstar Matt Riddle was a Welterweight in the UFC around the same time as Georges St-Pierre. He isn't exactly a bodybuilder that stacks up squarely with the likes of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but has still found success within the brand regardless.
Unfortunately for WWE fans, Georges St-Pierre has bypassed pro wrestling and set his sights on acting, which may also be bad news for the organization, which has made several big cuts to its roster as of late. The WWE has relied on genuinely respectable talent on par with St-Pierre to fill its roster in the past, and has utilized former UFC stars (and those of other pop culture professions) to draw in more casual audiences. Granted, St-Pierre isn't the only former MMA fighter that the organization could pursue, but he's certainly one with star power that would've drawn some extra eyes, especially after the response to his Dana White-denied boxing match against Oscar De La Hoya.
WWE Monday Night Raw airs on USA every Monday at 8:00 p.m. ET. As previously mentioned, it's an interesting time in the WWE as fans speculate what's happening behind the scenes after some questionable roster cuts, and wrestling legend Booker T had quite a bit to say in response to Braun Strowman's surprising release.