WWE head nixes Punk-Sonnen entrance
January 16, 2012
MMA Fighting reports that Vince McMahon has nixed the idea of CM Punk walking out with Chael Sonnen before his fight at UFC on Fox 2 in Chicago. The original announcement of the du0 walking out came out earlier this month.
Punk, a Chicago native, would have drawn some extra cheers for Sonnen in his fight with Mark Munoz.
This is the best for the UFC. There are no crossover issues to worry about and the casual viewer won’t associate pro wrestling with MMA. The WWE probably feels the same. As a brand, it does not need to associate itself with the UFC. Also, since the WWE’s biggest program, RAW, is on the USA Network and its owned by NBCUniversal, its likely that the WWE would not want one of its bigger stars helping Fox with its ratings.