By Zach Arnold | August 22, 2010
Stas Kharlamov at MixFight.ru reports that Ty Bailey, who is a top boss for WWE in their talent relations department, showed up for M-1’s “Battle on the Neva” tournament show last Thursday.
Here’s a summary of what was reportedly discussed:
“I’m looking at the M-1 tournament, we want to make sure that we have a connection. WWE represents the same sphere, it’s sports entertainment. We’re a global company, so Russia is obviously in our plans. Could we organize WWE shows in Moscow? I can say, it’s very possible.”
About the possible signing of Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev to WWE:
“Nothing to my knowledge has happened, yet. If we had plans, everybody would know. We would definitely promote it (though Valuev appeared as a guest on the tournament).
“But I think if he was in WWE, he would be loved by everybody, he’s got a name recognition, he’s talented, and he has potential to do something.”
Also Ty said that maybe some of the young M-1 fighters can be interesting for WWE. And after the show, he spoke through a translator with Red Devil team member and participant of M-1 reality show “M-1 Fighter” Viktor Nemkov (9-2).