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Five Athletes That Need to go on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’

The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most watched and listened to podcasts on the planet, hosted by none other than Joe Rogan himself. Joe Rogan is the benchmark and most pure example of what a podcast should be, making all three-to-four hours entertaining, whether it be with Post Malone about aliens or Joey Diaz about every intricate detail of New Jersey. Athletes are a recurring genre of guests on the podcast, making the podcast enjoyable for sports fans, and really diving into the life we don’t see on the field or court. Joe Rogan has been able to tell insane stories through other people on sports, and any athlete who can land a spot in the chair of his beautiful podcast set should do so, and here is five that would be the best to see in the future.

Robert Gronkowski

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Rob ‘Gronk’ Gronkowski is one of the most electric personalities in football as well as one of the best tight ends in his prime. With his NFL career up in the air and in question, appearing on podcasts is going to be much easier for Robert. Gronk has appeared on podcasts such as Impaulsive with Logan Paul and has appeared in segments for Barstool Sports, and if you need any proof that he’d be good behind a microphone, both of those are worth the listen. The stories would be endless, him snatching Tom Brady’s jersey after it was found, him denting the Lombardi trophy, and especially on stories of him from college. Being active in the NFL, Gronk has to hold back on certain stories such as his college house’s slip and slide, but we’d hear an unfiltered Gronk to the fullest, and that is a podcast I’d want to see.

Paddy Pimblett

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Paddy is currently 18-3 and one of the best upcoming stars in the UFC, coming in with a McGregor like personality while doing so. While dominating thus far in MMA, he has coined terms such as “muftied” and talked about his dislike for his abs while eating a full pie of pizza in a post-fight interview. Joe Rogan has interviewed many UFC fighters and is a technician of the brand, being a commentator as well for the UFC. While people are finding out about Paddy through his connections with Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports, being on the JRE podcast could give him the chance to leave an impression on millions and to get his brand and likeness known by many more. To call Paddy McGregor esque is a little much to say, but his charisma is for sure similar to Conor’s.

Shaquille O’Neal

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‘Shaq’ was one of the most dominant forces in NBA history and now is a favorite in shows such as ‘Inside the NBA’ or in movies like Grownups 2. Shaq has been on many different shows and podcasts, but his more recent one on the Full Send Podcast was a great one. When Shaq gets in a groove and in a rhythm like he did with Kyle Forgeard and Bob Menery, it’s a great podcast and all around show. Another show Shaq did great on was on ‘Steve-O’s Wild Ride!’ where we heard the stories we always wanted to. Joe is one of the best podcasters for a reason, he can bring a story out of anyone, and him and Shaq would be like peanut butter and jelly. Whether it be a serious conversation about Kobe or a joking conversation about the reality of aliens, Shaq would be one of the biggest guests physically and from a famous perspective.

CM Punk

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CM Punk has been a topic of conversation in regards to his time in the UFC to his time in WWE and now AEW, so why not have the ‘Best in the World’ on the podcast? Phil Brooks has been mentioned many times and Joe Rogan has given him credit in the past for jumping into a new venture and has a respect for him. CM Punk has done, or at least tried it all. From being a star in ECW to being one of the best wrestlers and attractions for WWE, to trying out the UFC and currently being one of the biggest stars in AEW and a fued of the year candidate with MJF. Having traveled through the business for nearly two decades, stories from the road would be easy to hear, and the stories of his high school days wrestling in backyards with seats made from hay bales. CM Punk made waves through the professional wrestling scene on Colt Cabana’s podcast after leaving WWE, and this would be the first one to beat that.

Charlie Rocket

You may have never heard of Charlie Rocket, but the minute you do is the minute your life can change forever. Charlie Rocket got fame and recognition on the Impaulsive podcast with Logan Paul speaking about how manifestation made his dreams come true, but now he has done the opposite, making others dreams come true. Whether it be Triple V and his quest to the WWE and being the first superstar with down syndrome or giving people money at drive-thru’s, Charlie is trying to make dreams become reality. Charlie’s story is one of the craziest to be spoken, and you can’t do yourself justice unless you listen and follow it yourself, and the audience JRE has would be mesmerized by it.

JRE is one of the best podcasts for substance, and all five of these athletes have more than enough of that. Who would you want to see on the Joe Rogan Experience? Let us know in the comments!

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