Many MMA Fighters and Professional wrestlers go through similar training. That is the reason why they can switch careers and do well in either profession. The professional wrestlers that do well in MMA are the ones that have some combat sports appearance.
Famous wrestlers such as CM Punk failed miserably in the MMA world. Big E spoke about his love for MMA on The A-Side Chat. He praised Cain Velasquez, who is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Cain has recently started wrestling professionally.
"I saw the first few minutes of the match, and I was floored" Big E states. "Since Cain's a wrestler, I expected some suplexes, and that they would string him along slowly. But he was doing lucha spots and hurricanas, and it was incredible.
I was really impressed. I know a year or two ago when he was on his hiatus, he went and trained at the Performance Center. I heard that he was a natural. I'm really excited to see what Cain does." MMA fighters usually join a big promotion such as the WWE after they end their MMA careers.
Ronda Rousey is the biggest MMA star that joined the WWE after losing 2 consecutive matches. Before that, she destroyed every opponent that was placed in front of her. Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar are examples of WWE wrestlers that started MMA and became successful.