MMA legend Conor McGregor teased a WWE crossover on social media shortly after his decision to retire from UFC. McGregor rolled credits on his fighting career in June because the sport does not “excite” him currently in what was his third retirement announcement in four years.
The Notorious’ future is uncertain but he has been repeatedly linked with a potential move to professional wrestling at Vince McMahon’s WWE promotion, even though he has previously slammed the sport by claiming he would “slap the head off” the entire roster.
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The Irishman hinted at a probable crossover to the wrestling giants when he picked up a Photoshopped image, posted by his company The MacLife, showing him hold both the UFC as well as the WWE title belt.
The 31-year-old bruiser then shared the picture on his Instagram story, tagged Vince’s daughter Stephanie and captioned it with: “McGregor vs McMahon CEO Flashmatch.”
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The former Featherweight and Lightweight Champion appeared to be teasing a dream match against Vince, who is the WWE’s Chairman and CEO.
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell recently claimed that McGregor would be “one of the top candidates” to cross over to professional wrestling after other famous fighters like Ronda Rousey and Cain Velasquez if he and WWE ever want to work together.
Liddell previously told Express Sport: “Going to WWE depends on the person, if they want to do it and if the opportunity is available – whether it makes sense for WWE to bring them over.
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“It depends if he wants to do it, he’s a great trash talker and if he wants to do it then I am sure he’d be worth it to them. He’ll come across when he feels like going there if he feels like doing it.
“He’s one of the top candidates for a crossover if they wanted it.”
However, a potential deal with the wrestling corporation is currently highly unlikely due to the coronavirus crisis, which is having a devastating toll in the United States.
WWE are still carrying out their programme at the Performance Center in Orlando,Florida behind closed doors with wrestlers filling in for the crowd in order to add an energetic atmosphere to the matches.
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The wrestling giants staged WrestleMania 36 behind closed doors for the first time ever and aired it as a two-part episode due to the pandemic.
Undertaker and AJ Styles headlined the first part in a Boneyard Match, which was Taker’s final ever fight in WWE as he later announced his retirement.
Drew McIntyre defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship on the main event the next night and became the first ever British world champion.
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