Even though he spent a chunk of the summer insulting wrestlers and wrestling fans, WWE has apparently caught Conor McGregor fever. Everything the guy touches turns into money, and now the biggest pro wrestling company in the world wants to get him on board to do something. A Raw guest spot, a WrestleMania appearance … they just want McGregor on WWE television in some capacity. Triple H is apparently leading the charge, as he was ringside for McGregor’s historic title win on Saturday and tweeted congratulations at him afterward.
The Telegraph managed to obtain some quotes from Triple H regarding McGregor and a potential appearance in WWE … including the architect of NXT alluding to the Irish fighter mixing it up a la Floyd Mayweather at WrestleMania 24.
“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.
“But yeah, he could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure.”
For years, McGregor has made no bones about the fact that every single thing he does, he does for the stacks of money involved. If WWE tosses enough money his way, he’ll do whatever they want him to do. He’d be such a perfect heel to WWE fans that you could send him up against just about anyone and it would do terrific business. Well … maybe not Randy Orton. But you get the point.