Rikishi Is Helping Rapper Bow Wow Launch His Wrestling Career

Rapper Bow Wow has his sights set on a wrestling career and is apparently being trained by WWE Hall Of Famer Rikishi!

If there’s any truth to his recent social media posts, the 33-year-old hip-hop veteran is considering a major career change, and has enlisted the help of pro-wrestling legend Rikishi.

“I have officially decided to train with my boy [Rikishi] at his gym in California to get ready for the [WWE]. LOCKED IN,” he tweeted on February 15.

Unsurprisingly, Bow Wow’s tweet ruffled a few feathers within the world of wrestling, but he had no intention of letting the haters get him down.

“A lot of the wrestlers who are coming for me on twitter should be happy im going back and forth. Most have like 70k followers. Im actually helping you become a bigger name,” he clapped back, adding a few cry laugh emojis for good measure. “How you on RAW with 50k followers. Something not adding up.”

Not everyone reacted to Bow Wow’s proclamation with cynicism, however.

“Don’t know why people hating [Bow Wow] if he wants to get into wrestling Follow a dream,” IMPACT star Tommy Dreamer tweeted. “[Rikishi] is an amazing trainer that will help him If my UCE says ur good I will gladly help you w/opportunity in [IMPACT WRESTLING].

As you’ll probably recall, Bow Wow was somewhat of a child prodigy in the hip-hop world. Under the moniker Lil’ Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog, in 2000 at age 13.