During a recent appearance on the “My MMA News” podcast, American Top Team Founder Dan Lambert commented on Kayla Harrison having a ton of charisma and being able to work in the pro wrestling business. For those unaware, Harrison is an Olympic gold medalist in judo and has an undefeated record of 11-0 in MMA.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Kayla Harrison: “If you saw Kayla getting the ring when she was there for that one little spot we did she was you know for someone who was anti-pro wrestling before she went she was she got into a pretty damn quick and she’s got a lot of charisma and she’s got some attitude to go along with it just kind of an asshole. So I think she can be effective at that.”
On how long it takes to become a competent pro wrestler: “I thought they all did well and I think they could all succeed in it you know, but again, you don’t just walk into pro wrestling and become a star or do something. Well, it takes those guys years and years to hone their craft just like it takes someone years and years to hone a craft in MMA. So you know protecting them and putting them in the right situation. You know, I think they can get across well but I mean if someone says I’m going to become a full-time pro wrestler, that’s a pretty daunting task to think you just walk in and do well at that.”
(h/t – Fightful)