Chael's career in MMA is DONE. Period. End of story.
He has connections in the WWE and the wrestling world; is still plenty young to get into the biz (a lot of superstars have been pretty old); and his has the mic skills. I think he would be very welcomed in that industry by the fans and wrestlers alike and would command a solid salary and could become a broadcaster there too for his later career.
I think he will no longer fight He has now had 3 failed drug tests so he will forever be dogged by them and people will not want to see him fighting in big fights because of that and at his age (37) that's all that was really left at his level. He just doesn't have the time to make a comeback as a clean fighter and his credibility is shot.
I think he has a strong alternative which is a really good thing in his situation.
He can be an announcer for them, he is too old, on TRT and isnt a wrestler so him going to be a real wrestler in WWE aint happening. If anything it would be like Mo, Rampage in TNA which was basically nothing.
Rickmeister - Have you ever taken a bump? Now imagine doing that 5 nights a week, year round. Even though it's scripted those guys put their bodies through more punishment than mma fighters, if taken their schedule in considering.
Dont use logic here.. its not welcome when it comes to positively talking about Prowrestling.
300 days a year these guys work. Fuck these idiots for talking shit.
Not going to happen outside of a guest appearance... And that won't happen for a while. The current WWE environment is very PG and is doing it's best not to piss off sponsors. Signing Sonnen at the moment would not be a good news story. Could effect the share price.
Also, they are putting all their new in ring workers through their own performance centre/NXT now, even guys with 10 years plus of in ring work, taking the bumps etc and knowing how to work in that environment.
As has been said earlier, as a special guest, in perhaps 12 months, could be interesting.
Wouldn't be the first guy in pro wrestling to rip off Superstar Billy Graham, although most don't go word for word