The Conor McGregor to WWE rumors have picked up lately. But it’s reportedly not likely to happen soon even with the big event, WrestleMania 33 around the corner. McGregor’s crossover to boxing is near with his trash talk with Floyd Mayweather Jr. dominating the headlines recently.
According to rumors, the WWE is chasing McGregor with the wrestling promotion open to whatever the Irish demands. If both McGregor and WWE agree to a deal in the future, he will follow the lead of Ronda Rousey, who appeared in the WrestleMania event before.
According to Metro.co.uk, McGregor has confirmed that he is talking with the WWE for a possible appearance in this year’s WrestleMania. The big event is set on April 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
“Never say never. I know there’s been conversations. I know Triple H was at the show [UFC 205]. I’d love to go to that WWE and have a real knock. Let one of them have a real knock and see what’s what. We’ll see. There’s conversations ongoing. I’ve turned down some things, conversations still ongoing,” McGregor stated via Fox Sports.
Triple H, one of the WWE’s top bosses, also likes Conor McGregor’s personality. He has said in the past that the Irishman’s attitude and demeanor is a perfect fit for the WWE brand. McGregor’s trash talking were also directed to some of the WWE superstars, including John Cena, whom he called “fat.”
McGregor bringing the hype for WrestleMania 33
Like the rift with Floyd Mayweather, many fight fans are saying that McGregor is just hyping up his possible future appearance in a WWE event. McGregor even called out the entire WWE and their fans in a tweet last year.
“I didn’t mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I’d slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday’s,” McGregor posted back in August 2016.
Pro athletes having cameos at WWE events are not new. Many popular sportsmen have done the crossover in the past. It includes the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr.,Ricky Hatton and Mike Tyson. It also includes former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.
WrestleMania is considered as WWE’s biggest event of the year and is described by the fans as the Super Bowl of sports entertainment. If WWE books Conor McGregor, it would be a good win for the wrestling promotion since he can draw the entire MMA market.
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