Although it appears that Babatunde Aiyegbusi’s NFL career is over, he may soon find another outlet in which to entertain the masses. According to VikingsTerritory.com, Aiyegbusi is pursuing a sports entertainment run with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Aiyegbusi’s marketing agent Adam Bair told the website about mutual interest between his client and WWE. Aiyegbusi attended a tryout with 40 other wrestling hopefuls.
“They loved his size and athletic ability. They were also very impressed with his character,” Bair said. “Babs has a very witty personality when he relaxes, and [he’s] funny. On top of that, he looks mean because of his size. They like the fact that he could play either role—the villain or the good guy.”
Aiyegbusi first caught WWE’s eye during an appearance he made on the Jimmy Kimmel Show back in August. WWE talent scout John Carlin saw the ex-NFLer and introduced him to WWE Vice President of Talent Acquisition Canyon Ceman.
“Canyon was very excited,” Bair said. “They had been following Babs from the start of [Vikings] training camp because of his size and had been trying to reach him.”
Aiyegbusi has no wrestling experience, but that won’t deter him from trying to be the next great WWE Superstar.
“I think my personality and work ethic will help me to become [the] next WWE Superstar,” Aiyegbusi said. “I always loved to watch wrestling; now I will have the opportunity to enjoy being [in] the ring.”
Aiyegbusi was cut from the Minnesota Vikings late in training camp. He never played a regular season game.