Talk about the ultimate merger. And truly mixed martial arts. The UFC with WWE? Wow.
But what should they call it? Surely we can figure this out ourselves. So give us some help!
In a blockbuster sports/entertainment merger announced early this morning, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have agreed to become one publicly traded company, according to reports.
Endeavor Group Holdings Inc. — which runs UFC — will assume a 51% controlling interest, with current shareholders of publicly traded WWE obtaining the remaining 49%.
“Together, we will be a $21+ billion live sports and entertainment powerhouse with a collective fan base of more than a billion people, and an exciting growth opportunity,” WWE’s executive chairman Vince McMahon said in a statement.
But what to call it? According to Associated Press, the new company has no name as yet.
So, for brainstorming starters, how about something ridiculously simple — the WWFC? A perfect merger of the old name on the pro-wrestling side (WWF), with the last two letters of UFC.
Or how about FFS?
No, no, not for that. Rather, for Fake Fighting Supreme … Pardon? What’s that, UFC fans? Guess I deserve a few swing-for-the-fences head punches for that, as predetermined results apply only to the entertainment side — the rasslin’ side — of the new company. Gotcha.
Don’t get your trunks in a knot, wrestling fans, over the real-ness of the rasslin’. It’s athletic and dangerous as hell. Noted. But as the late, great Shelby Strother — a Detroit News sports columnist in the 1980s — once noted, if pro wrestling were real, Andre the Giant would be champion and everyone else would be dead.
What do you think the new company should be named? Let’s get creative.
Let us know in the comments section, below.