Chael Sonnen Says WWE Called Him About Possibly Joining Their Company

During his appearance on Chris Jericho’s latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcast this week, former UFC star Chael Sonnen spoke about a call he received from a WWE executive about the possibility of him joining the company just days before he was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and fired from the UFC and FOX Sports for failing multiple pre-fight drug tests.

“I got a call about two days before I was suspended,” Sonnen said of the WWE executive, believed to be Gerald Brisco. “A WWE exec calls me up, and he said, ‘We read what you’re going through, we’re not interested.’ So I’m thinking, ‘why did you call me?’ He said ‘If you were 24 years old, you’d be making a whole jackpot full of money.”

Sonnen said the person continued to talk and he finally realized why WWE went out of their way to call him only to tell him that they don’t have any interest in him.

“But we think TNA is going to be calling you,” Sonnen said the WWE executive told him. “And if they do, we want back in the game.’ So I was like, OK, now at least I get we’re you’re coming from.”

You can listen to Sonnen’s full appearance on Talk Is Jericho, which along with a lot of UFC discussion, actually features quite a bit of pro wrestling talk, by going to Jericho’s page at PodcastOne.com.

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