Showing his larger-than-life personality has no bounds, former baseball star, Jose Canseco has signed a contract with the World Class Revolution wrestling promotion, based in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
At the age of 54, the former Major League Baseball slugger appears to be choosing to pursue a career in professional wrestling and will be joining the wrestling promotion formerly known as Imperial Wrestling Revolution. He'll be added to a strong stable of stars that include, Abyss, Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, Carlito, Colt Cabana, Jack Swagger, James Storm and others.
World Class CEO, Jerry Bostic sent out a message via Facebook on July 16, 2018, welcoming Canseco to the promotion.
"World Class Revolution is very proud to announce we have come to terms with former Major League Baseball Superstar Jose Canseco. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Jose into our family that represents equality, diversity, family, and love. Jose is without a doubt one of the greatest athletes professional baseball has ever seen being the first ever 40 home run/40 stolen base athlete in history."
Since retiring from professional baseball, Canseco has been all over the map. Guest appearances on a number of radio and television spots, he's been seen on reality shows like Stripper's Ball, The Surreal Life, and more recently made the media for promoted fights against former athletes and television stars like Vai Sikahema and Danny Bonaduce.
His willingness to try new avenues in entertainment and his fighting background seem to make him a perfect fit for professional wrestling.
What kind of professional wrestling training Canseco has is not clear, nor what role he'll play in the promotion but his signing seems to indicate a willingness on the part of the wrestling company to expand beyond just using independent wrestlers for their shows.
This news comes not long after actor David Arquette has been seen popping up on the wrestling scene and WWE is rumored to be bringing back Hulk Hogan.
Wrestling clearly has a home for more than just in-ring performers. More and more it's about entertainment and Canseco was one of the more entertaining baseball players of his generation.