WWE Wants In On Conor McGregor Vs. Floyd Mayweather And Must Make It Happen
June 23, 2017 - WWE
WWE wants in on a mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
The rarely expected fighting compare between UFC’s biggest star and arguably a best pound-for-pound fighter in a world was reliable final week, and ESPN’s Darren Rovell projects that a uncover will beget a whopping $77.1 million in sheet sales and shelve adult $475 million in pay-per-view sales, a latter of that would mangle a prior record set by Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
And WWE star Triple H, who also works in a backstage role, wants a cut of a pie.
In a new speak with Sky Sports, Triple H extended an entice for both McGregor and Mayweather to seem on WWE’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw:
You contend it is sports party and, if they wish to unequivocally showcase what they can do, we would entice both guys to come to Monday Night Raw.
There is no bigger height that they could have to uncover a universe and tell a world, who they are, and because they are a man.
McGregor has been mentioned mixed times on WWE programming recently, many particularly by Enzo Amore, who is famous to be a good promo man and even took to Twitter to call out McGregor for his pound speak destined toward Mayweather:
— Enzo Amore (@real1) June 21, 2017
The mentions of McGregor (and WWE, of course, personification it up) have all been finished by design, according to a Jun 26th book of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which records that they were not a fluke and it could be WWE’s try to piggyback off a broadside a quarrel has been removing in sequence to get some pub of a own.
Some might call that a unfortunate pierce on WWE’s part, yet here’s what it unequivocally is: Smart.
Although McGregor has never seemed for WWE, he’s admitted to carrying talks about appearing for a company in a past, even yet those skeleton never came to fruition. Mayweather, on a other hand, has a prolonged story with WWE. Triple H accompanied Mayweather to a ring for his quarrel opposite Miguel Cotto in 2012 while Mayweather guest hosted a Aug 24th, 2009 book of Raw and degraded Big Show in a No Disqualification compare during WrestleMania 24.
WrestleMania 24 generated 1.041 million pay-per-view buys, and Mayweather’s guest-hosting gig on Raw resulted in a show doing a 3.93 rating, a series that would not be surfaced by Raw for a residue of 2009. Fast brazen to 2017, and it’s protected to contend that Mayweather’s star energy has increasing exponentially given then, as his historic, record-breaking quarrel opposite Pacquiao proved.