Influence of MMA has reached the world of professional wrestling at it’s biggest stage.
This past Sunday night at Wrestlemania XXIV, the Undertaker beat Edge with a gogoplata submission.
Formerly known as the “Dead Man” and “American Badass”, the Undertaker has evolved his character into a mixed martial arts fighter of sorts. This includes wearing MMA style gloves and using submissions a lot more often in his matches.
To put this in perspective: Vince MacMahon scripted a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu submission as the finisher for the biggest WWE event of the year.
Somewhere Lou Thesz is rolling over in his grave.