Although most in the bodybuilding community expect Phil Heath to
make a run at getting his Sandow trophy back from
Shawn Rhoden, the seven-time Mr. O may have some other plans
moving forward. Heath, when asked about a future in the WWE,
didn’t shut the idea down. In fact, he actually entertained the
thought of it.
If my back and hips can take
it I’d be down no question about it. https://t.co/GK0AmJ6QYr
— PHIL HEATH (@PHILHEATH)
January 30, 2019
However, the one holdup Heath mentioned would be his physical
condition, noting both his back and hips as points of contention.
He’s put a ton of miles on his body on the journey to racking up
seven Mr. Olympia wins, but all of that work has come at a price,
as evidenced by various surgeries, including
a hernia operation after the 2017 Olympia.
Still, Heath did make an appearance on WWE’s RAW several
months back with his friend Mojo Rawley. In addition to Rawley,
Heath is also friends with The Rock. Hell, Heath even geeked out
The Rock’s physique a few months back.
At only 5’9”, Heath has an incredible physique that could
play excellently when rampaging through the ring and tossing men
around like rag dolls. Although he would be the most accomplished
bodybuilder to step into the ring, the WWE does have a history of
attracting bodybuilders early on in their careers. People like John
Cena, Triple H, and Dave Bautista all dabbled in the bodybuilding
world prior to making the switch.
In the case of Heath, this would be his second career switch,
because he initially began his athletic journey as a basketball
player. He went to the University of Denver and was on the
basketball team all four years.
Obviously this is more just fun speculation at this point, but
the thought of one of the best Mr. Olympias of all time having his
WrestleMania moment would definitely be a surreal (and welcome)
Source: FS – All – Fitness – News
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