"it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place.”
Conor McGregor is reportedly in talks with the WWE and rumors are swirling that the UFC's lightweight champion will be making an appearance at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans next April.
According to Adam Higgins of The Sun,
"Conor is a huge wrestling fan. His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock. These are the top dogs at self-promotion and trash talk. He watched these guys when he was younger. This is something he's always wanted to do. The WWE guys have asked him to do shows before with them but the timing was never really right. But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place."
McGregor has been on the WWE radar well before he stepped out of the octagon to face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, so it's no surprise that the company is looking to capitalize on his popularity at their biggest PPV event. Just last week, Stephanie McMahon, WWE's Chief Brand Officer, said that "Conor would be a perfect fit for the WWE."
Around this time last year, Stephanie McMahon's husband, Triple H, also spoke highly of McGregor.
Via The Telegraph,
"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. He could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure."
At this year's Wrestlemania, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski played a crucial role in the finish of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale, but he's not the only famous athlete who has stepped inside the squared circle. In year's passed, the WWE has also scripted Wrestlemania appearances for Ronda Rousey, Mike Tyson, Shaq, Reggie White, Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose and others.
Conor McGregor would be a perfect fit for a one-off appearance at Wrestlemania 34 given his quick wit and trash-talking ways, so long as WWE is willing to make him an offer he can't refuse.
I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016