Former WWE star Tommy Dreamer recently spoke with WWE.com about trying to sign Kimbo Slice in the mid-2000’s. Dreamer was working for in WWE Talent Relations at the time.
“His manager sent me a very impressive demo reel. Back then, it was on a VHS tape, and I was totally in awe of what I was seeing. It was all street fighting and him cutting promos. I had no clue who he was, and I was captivated once I saw him.”
“I was told, “We’re not going in that direction,” and “How long would it take to develop a talent like that?” I don’t know if he would have went to developmental system at the time or if he [Kimbo] was thinking, “Hey, I’m gonna get signed and go to the main roster,” but it was kind of shot down quickly.”
You can read the entire interview here.
Slice signed with the UFC in the late 2000’s but was cut shortly thereafter. He currently fights in Bellator MMA.