Excuse the poor attempt of a wrestling poster. I bet though that the subject line makes you think… No way, never, forget about it, are about to fail a wellness policy test due to the “supplements” you have been taking? No, I’m day dreaming really. There is one thing for sure in professional wrestling and sports entertainment never say never.
Here’s a few things that we say in WWE when we sure that we would never see.
- Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart on WWE TV again.
- Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart bury the hatchet and stand in the same ring again.
- Brock Lenser ever come back
- Samoa Joe sign with WWE
- Sting ever wrestle in a WWE ring
- Goldberg ever wrestle again
- Goldberg ever work with Brock Lesner again
- AJ Styles ever sign with WWE
- Eric Bischoff appear on WWE
That list could go on and on but I’ll finish it off with, you never thought WWE would sign a host of “small guys” from the Indy scene and push them. Is this going to happen in the next year or so? Nope, McGregor has many years ahead of him in MMA and he won’t care if he wins or loses tomorrow night he is still the biggest draw in UFC.
Can you imagine the buzz it would cause? It would be huge. The creative options are very tasty with several Irish performers at the company, not that he would need them or vice-versa, but it is an option. Give McGregor some bullet points and he will sell a PPV on his own. He is a big enough of a star that he probably would have a full-time schedule, perhaps something similar to Brock Lesner would suit both parties. Oh, what if he became a Paul Heyman guy? That would be interesting.
With CM Punk being the exception, Paul Heyman hasn’t had a lot of success working will other talent since being a “Paul Heyman Guy” was a thing. Thank you to CM Punk for a pipe bomb on June 27th, 2011. In fact, thank you to CM Punk in a big way, so many people he name-dropped had their on-screen careers completely revived. For example; Paul Heyman, Brock Lesner, and John Laurinaitis. Nothing happened with Colt Cabana unfortunately, although he hadn’t long been given his “best in future endeavours” exit line. Oh yes, back to McGregor being a Paul Heyman guy. It could be a nice creative option that superstars that jump from UFC to WWE could be linked with Paul Heyman as he is the only person that can represent them. The girls are kicking as in UFC too; Ronda Rousey sold out UFC PPV’s on her own and has made a seamless transition from the octagon to Hollywood. Make Ronda the first WWE Paul Heyman Girl.
What about the trash he said about John Cena and whole bunch of other WWE Superstars? So what I say. He won’t be the first celebrity to talk shit about WWE or individuals within the company and in the end work for the company. Will the superstars at WWE let him off? Probably if they get to work with him as he is viewership gold, ratings, PPV buys, WWE Network subscriptions, and ultimately money. Or as the phrase goes “best for business”. Plus, it is his own beliefs and talent that has made him a global commodity. The people that are mostly themselves in WWE are the talents that go on to become mega stars when given the chance.
The fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is one that we thought we would never see also, so never say never when it’s non-WWE related. I’m looking forward to the fight, I’ve never caught the bug (again) for the big fight night in a long time. Even my partner wants to see it, bless her. She’ll never stay awake though.
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What do you think would happen if Conor McGregor signed with WWE? What are your thoughts on tomorrows big fight?
Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you again soon.