Cam Newton told the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Tony Khan, what it would take for the former Heisman winner at Auburn and 2015 NFL MVP to become "All Elite," and the answer shouldn't surprise: money.
“I will not say I won’t do anything, ever," Newton told Khan on his "4th & 1" podcast (h/t Fightful). "So, there’s a chance. From that realm, now it comes down to, it must make sense. When I say sense, my sense doesn’t start with a S, my ‘cents’ starts with a C."
Newton meeting his stylistic match in Orange Cassidy would make for quite the fashion show. Who wouldn't want to see Newton do a little swerve while he drives dance with Prince Nana accompanying Swerve Strickland to the ring? A scissor with the Acclaimed's Max Caster and Anthony Bowens would be electric.
And yes, I realize how ridiculous that last sentence sounded to those not initiated in the wrestling realm.
Cam Newton has Hall of Fame case according to HOF Selection Committee member
Newton can perhaps begin a Hall of Fame wrestling career should he decide to join AEW, but according to Darin Gantt, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's selection committee who covers the Panthers, the recently-retired QB may already be a pro football Hall-of-Famer.
"All the two-way quarterback records belong to him. They were set in large by Steve Young," Gantt explained (h/t WCNC). "However you want to combine all those stats, when you look at the top of the chart it's Cam Newton and Steve Young.
"No offense to the Jerricho Cotcherys of the world — he caught it, by the way — but Cam was out there doing Cam things by himself and he willed a team and carried a team to a 15-1 record and a Super Bowl. I think he's special, I think he's unique, he's the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns for quarterbacks and has more rushing touchdowns than many of the Hall of Fame running backs."
Newton joining AEW and being apart of the wrestling world in any capacity would expand his legacy post-retirement, something he's hoping to do as a podcaster.