Pro Wrestlers who have tried their hand at mma

It may surprise some that there is so much overlap between the world of MMA and professional wrestling. MMA is purely a competitive combat sport. Wrestling is pre-determined performance art. It’s some strange combination of Pairs Figure Skating and Hollywood fight choreography. Why does this overlap exist? Part of it likely has to do with that many people are fans of both sports. An MMA fan may be an avid follower of the latest wrestling news and vice versa.