TNA News: Rampage Jackson doesn't feel he can wrestle during his MMA career, yet plans to go full-time in pro wrestling once his MMA career ends

Posted in: TNA News, MMA / UFC News
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:16 PM

MMA star and recent TNA signee Rampage Jackson was asked about bringing an MMA style while working in TNA during an interview with the MMA Mania website. "Well I've always wanted to be a pro wrestler since I was a kid, but now that I'm older and have had a lot of injuries, people don't understand the toll that wrestling takes on your body," Jackson said. "I just don't think I can do that now while I'm fighting, but when I retire from fighting and go full time into pro wrestling, then I think I can go and get more extensive with my style and my moves.

"Right now, I just want to stick to what I know. I haven't trained for wrestling but I know MMA and MMA is exciting. That's why it has such a big following that it does now and I want to bring my style into my performance. Guys like Samoa Joe have an MMA style in their pro wrestling and stuff like that. I want to be different than him. I still like to slam and throw people and that's why I did that so many years in my MMA career because I was a pro wrestler at heart. I wanted to bring some pro wrestling into my MMA back in Pride and now I want to bring some MMA into my pro wrestling." Read the full interview at

Powell's POV: Based on those comments, it appears TNA fans will have to wait for Jackson's in-ring debut. Jackson looks like he's in the twilight of his MMA career, though there's no telling how he will do when he faces non-UFC competition in Bellator. I can't blame him a bit for taking this approach. He also admitted that he had no familiarity with Frank Trigg's run in TNA, and he also spoke about being starstruck when he met Hulk Hogan.

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