The rumours of Connor McGregor signing with the WWE are heating up, after the WWE replied to a Tweet suggesting the former UFC fighter could appear at this years WrestleMania.
The Irishman is one of the most popular UFC fighters in history, and was the largest draw in the company for a number of years. He was the highest paid athlete in 2021, despite losing both his fights this year.
However, he was not seen in UFC after that, and looks to be retired from the Octogon.
He has dabbled with other forms of fighting before. In 2017, he had a huge cross-promotion boxing match against undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather won handily, although the Irishman lasted 10 rounds before the referee stopped the match. McGregor made out like a bandit, earning a rumoured $130 million from the bout.
While he would not earn close to that in pro-wrestling, there have been rumours for years about Connor McGregor coming to the WWE. These became even more inflamed in recent weeks, with the WWE official Twitter account responding to McGregor.
After Ariel Helweni posted a photo with McGregor, the official WWE Twitter account quote tweeted the photo, posting the eyes emoji. This is used in many ways, but can be assumed to mean that something is to happen between Connor McGregor and the WWE.
But would Connor McGregor and the WWE be a good fit?
Connor McGregor To WWE?
While he doesn’t have any experience in pro-wrestling, Connor McGregor does seem like he’d be a fantastic fit in the WWE.
- Charisma: Conor McGregor has a larger-than-life personality and a strong ability to engage with audiences. His trash-talking and bravado could translate well to the scripted world of professional wrestling.
- Athleticism: McGregor is an accomplished athlete with a background in combat sports, which could make him a formidable presence in the ring. He has also shown a willingness to take risks and push himself physically, which is a valuable trait in the high-impact world of professional wrestling.
- Crossover appeal: McGregor has already built a massive following outside of the wrestling world, which could help bring new fans to the WWE. Additionally, his presence could help draw in viewers who may not typically watch professional wrestling.
- Storytelling ability: Professional wrestling is as much about storytelling as it is about athletic ability, and McGregor has shown a talent for crafting compelling narratives. His ability to talk up his opponents and build hype around his fights could translate well to the world of professional wrestling.
One thing he would need to do is refrain from swearing so much. If he did, he would immediately be one of the best promos in the company and a top star.
Looking at how Logan Paul did with such little experience, McGregor could be just as big as the Youtube star, or even bigger.
Sheamus Wants Connor McGregor In The WWE
Fellow Irishman Sheamus wants to see Connor McGregor in the WWE, with the former WWE Champion discussing how he would fit in the world of the WWE.
In an interview with Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy, Sheamus was asked about how his fellow Irishman would fit in the world of professional wrestling, and gave this answer about the UFC legend;
“He’s teased [coming to WWE] a couple of times. He’s still staying active, he’s a lad who’s won belts, he’s done a lot, so I think he’s that type of person who’s always trying to try his hand at something different.
“I think WWE would suit him down to the ground. You know, we’ve had a lot of people come in and out, [Floyd] Mayweather came in, a lot of celebrities have come in, a lot of sports people. So I don’t think anyone would raise eyebrows if he came in to WWE. I don’t think it’s if, I think it’s a matter of when to be honest.”
What do you think? Would you like to see Connor McGregor sign for the WWE? Tell us who you’d like to see the Irishman fight in the WWE in the comments section down below.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.