10 Things WWE Fans Need To Know About Paige VanZant

UFC Fighter, Dancing with the Stars competitor, SummerSlam participant?

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On Saturday, the Internet was rocked by the news that WWE superstar and four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar - who most recently competed for the company at WrestleMania 32, scoring a win over Dean Ambrose - would be returning to the UFC to compete at the organization's upcoming 200th show. Lesnar took the UFC by storm years back, holding the company's Heavyweight Championship from 2008 to 2010, but most thought that his fighting career was over when he decided to re-sign with WWE in 2015.

Even though Lesnar is getting his thirst for legitimate competition slaked, "The Beast" and WWE did UFC a huge favor. The main event of UFC 200 was originally supposed to be Conor McGregor versus Nate Diaz, but when McGregor flaked out, the company lost a huge money match. Lesnar's presence is essentially making up for those hundreds of thousands of extra buys, and he and WWE are to thank.

Vince McMahon is already calling in one of many favors owed from Dana White - he wants UFC competitor Paige VanZant to appear at SummerSlam. VanZant is a rising star in the organization, and her recent tenure on Dancing with the Stars has earned her quite a bit of mainstream recognition - but who is Paige VanZant? Here are 10 things WWE fans need to know about her:

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Scott Fried is a Slammy Award-winning* writer living and working in New York City. He has been following/writing about professional wrestling for many years and is a graduate of Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/scottfried. *Best Crowd of the Year, 2013