When the subject of WWE is brought up to Conor McGregor, he hasn’t exactly had the nicest of things to say to them.
Although he referred to Vince McMahon, Triple H and The Rock as ‘dons’, he went on to insult pretty much the entire roster, especially John Cena when he called him a 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia.
WAR OF WORDS
There’s confusion as to why the Irishman made those comments. Some believe he genuinely dislikes the sports entertainment company, while others stated he tried to create something, in case they do business in the future.
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Either way – most of the WWE stars took the bait.
Last week, Triple H was in attendance to watch McGregor create history in Madison Square Garden; knocking out Eddie Alvarez to add the lightweight title to his featherweight crown.
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He was full of praise for Notorious, and rumours were circulating this weekend that the company want to use McGregor in a segment with The Rock at WrestleMania 33.
It’s clear the WWE want to work with him, and although some WWE stars may not be happy with it if it happens, Paul Heyman has explained that they’ll need to come to terms with it.
LEARN TO ACCEPT IT
Speaking to Yahoo to promote the Survivor Series event, Heyman said: “If Conor McGregor can be a revenue driver for WWE, if he can sell network subscriptions or if he can sell thousands and tens of thousands of tickets, if he can move millions of t-shirt sales, who cares if anybody in the locker room like it or doesn’t like it.
“They just have to learn how to accept it or draw more money than Conor McGregor, so they have the leverage to say, ‘I don’t want that guy in my locker room.”
Heyman’s beast, Brock Lesnar, was also a target of McGregor’s verbal barrage of insults earlier in the year.
Despite stating he respected him for his stint in the UFC, he didn’t respect him for his anti-doping violations.
When asked about a potential match between Notorious and The Beast, Heyman quickly shot down the idea.
He continued: “I saw a video of Conor McGregor as a promotion for the UFC’s video game, screwing off with Conan O’Brien.
“Conan O’Brien looked like The Big Show against Conor McGregor. None of this is a knock on Conor McGregor, but you would have to find someone for him to work with that presents a believable picture.”
With McGregor not returning to the Octagon until summer 2017, perhaps a promotional appearance at WrestleMania 33 might not be the worst of ideas.
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