5 Potential directions for Conor McGregor in WWE
Conor McGregor recently lost to Dustin Poirier by a technical knockout in the second round of their lightweight fight at the UFC 257 event. Despite talks of retirement, McGregor made his return to the Octagon for the first time since January of 2020.
McGregor’s first-ever loss via technical knockout was certainly a surprising result for many viewers, and UFC president Dana White said that the Irishman could now grind for a comeback or call it a day as a mixed martial artist.
WWE RAW Superstar Sheamus recently implied in an interview that Conor McGregor’s potential jump to the land of sports entertainment is a very likely possibility, and it’s all a matter of when it will happen:
“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, Mayweather came in, a lot of celebrities have come in, a lot of sportspeople. 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.”
Just like many famous mixed martial artists, The Notorious One could prove to be a valuable crossover star in WWE. If or when the transition may take place, here are five potential directions for Conor McGregor in WWE.
#5. Conor McGregor could step up to Brock Lesnar in the land of sports entertainment
Back during a UFC 202 media call, Conor McGregor fired shots towards WWE and UFC crossover stars like Brock Lesnar and CM Punk. McGregor said the following about Lesnar’s stint in UFC:
“Fair play to Brock [Lesnar]; he got in and fought, but at the end of the day, he was juiced up to the [expletive] eyeballs. How can I respect that?”
While The Beast Incarnate is currently not under a WWE contract, it is likely that he may once again sign with the company in the near future. Brock Lesnar has established himself as one of the most commercially successful UFC-WWE crossover stars of all time, which is why a potential clash between Lesnar and McGregor would attract a lot of mainstream attention.
The aforementioned match could certainly be the perfect fit for the Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania.
A match against Sheamus could end up being the perfect WWE debut for Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor and Sheamus have an Irish connection, but there could also be several possibilities to the buildup of their potential WWE match.
Sheamus and McGregor both love to brawl at any given opportunity. If The Notorious One was to enter The Celtic Warrior’s territory, it wouldn’t take too long for Sheamus to lash out against the UFC star.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Sheamus talked about a potential clash against Conor McGregor in a WWE ring:
“If he wants to come in there with me, that’s grand. He might get the fight of his life there, he might get couple of slaps he’s not used to. But that’s what it’s all about, getting in there and seeing a different type of environment.”
A match against The Celtic Warrior could act as the perfect debut for Conor McGregor in WWE, as it would allow The Notorious One to flex his in-ring abilities in a relatively smaller matchup before he is ready to move on to bigger things.
Of course, this means that Sheamus will probably be booked to lose in a WWE match against Conor McGregor, but it shouldn’t affect The Celtic Warrior’s momentum to a huge degree. After all, there are a lot of Superstars in the locker room who would just love to step into the mainstream spotlight against McGregor, irrespective of the outcome.