There has been a heightened buzz around the possibility of UFC superstar Conor McGregor appearing for the WWE on their grandest stage that is WrestleMania. McGregor has ascended into the most popular combat athlete on the planet, cementing that by defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to become the sport’s first-ever dual champion.
In attendance for Conor McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez and the rest of that evening’s card in New York City was none other than Triple H. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, The Game spoke to the media and caught everyone’s attention with his response to a question wondering whether McGregor would have a home in the WWE.
“He could come over, he’s got it all, man – he’s got the personality, the skills, the talk. He’s an entertainer, for sure…what does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don’t need to be 300lbs any more.”
Triple H made the comparison between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, as far as how successful stars from different sports could be in the squared circle. The WWE reportedly paid Mayweather $20 million for his stint with the company that culminated in a match against The Big Show at WrestleMania 24. That type of money would certainly entice Conor who has been making just north of $10 million for his recent fights, while brazenly claiming it should be closer to $40 million.
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The difference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is that it’s extremely unlikely that McGregor would compete in a match, no matter how scripted it might be. UFC President Dana White recently stated that we shouldn’t expect Conor back in the octagon for his next fight until at least May, which certainly leaves April 2 open. That, of course, is the date of next year’s WrestleMania in Orlando.
But the chances that Dana White signs off on his most prized competitor competing in a match are slim. Consider Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania 31 appearance for evidence of that. Coincidentally, WWE is in hot pursuit of both Rousey and McGregor to help stack the show for next April. We recently reported that WWE officials are putting potential creative plans together for Rousey to work with the current RAW‘s Women’s Champion, Charlotte.
As far as Conor McGregor is concerned, however, Ringside News is reporting that the WWE is again working hard to put something together very special in the event they are able to secure him for the event. And if he does agree to work next April’s WrestleMania, it will be with the man most responsible for putting the deal together, and the same one that witnessed that UFC 205 show in person noted earlier, Triple H.
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As noted, it’s not likely that Conor McGregor would compete in a match, though it’s safe to assume that he would entertain it if it were up to him. But working a segment with Triple H would certainly be memorable nonetheless, even though there are few, if any details regarding what the two might do.
It’s interesting that the WWE would pit McGregor with Triple H at the year’s biggest show considering the other plans currently in place for The Game. It’s been expected for some time that HHH will finally face off with his former protege, Seth Rollins at WrestleMania, the culmination of a near two-year storyline.
It should be noted, however, that Triple H pulled double duty at WrestleMania 31 as well. After beating Sting earlier in the show, Hunter reemerged with his wife, Stephanie, in that memorable segment alongside The Rock and Rousey. The WWE enjoys repeating history, so we could potentially see The Cerebral Assassin take on The Architect and then meet UFC mega-star Conor McGregor in the ring later on.
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