Back in 2015, we revealed here on Vikings Territory that former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Babatunde Aiyegbusi had taken part in a WWE tryout. Dreams of success on the football field quickly turned into dreams of success in the wrestling ring for Aiyegbusi.
Fast forward to today, where his dreams have inched even closer to becoming a reality. Aiyegbusi, and nine others, are among the latest to sign a contract to train in the WWE’s developmental system.
At 6’9″ and 350 pounds, Aiyegbusi certainly has the body type to become a future WWE wrestler. However, the Polish native has to prove his abilities in the ring before he starts headlining Wrestlemania.
Speaking of Wrestlemania, imagine if the WWE’s annual event was scheduled to take place in Minnesota’s US Bank Stadium within the next few years? Could the main event feature two former Vikings in Brock Lesnar and Aiyegbusi facing off against each other in a steel cage?
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Minnesota signed Aiyegbusi in early 2015 and they knew his chances of making the team were slim due to his lack of football experience. Still, the Vikings could not resist in the monstrosity of a player he was and hoped for the best during the offseason.
At the conclusion of Minnesota’s preseason, Aiyegbusi was one of the players left off of the Vikings regular season roster. The team took a shot on him and unfortunately it did not work out for either party.
Aiyegbusi’s goal of making an NFL team may be over, but at least his attempt at becoming a WWE Superstar is progressing along nicely. Next time someone hears about Aiyegbusi, it could be after he defeats John Cena in a match with his suffocating finishing move known to the WWE Universe as…
‘The Polish Squash-age’