McGregor ‘in talks over WWE debut’ at Wrestlemania 2018

Having already made his boxing debut, Conor McGregor is reportedly in talks with the WWE to make a shock appearance at Wrestlemania. There are claims that the Irishman is in advanced talks with the organisation over a potential debut at next year’s Wrestlemania, which takes place in April. It is understood McGregor is a huge wrestling fan himself, having already adopted Vince McMahon’s trademark ‘billionaire strut’ around the Octagon. A source told The Irish 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.

As the current holder of the UFC lightweight belt, McGregor has some unfinished business in his main sport, but WWE chiefs are hopeful of tying up a deal. Last week, WWE’s chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon hinted at the news as she praised McGregor and insisted he would do well in the wrestling ring.

I think Conor would be a perfect fit for WWE. He certainly has the personality, the athletic ability, the appeal. He speaks his mind, he is very genuine and authentic and he has a hell of a Vince McMahon swagger.

Stephanie McMahon describes Conor McGregor as “a perfect fit” for WWE

Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s chief brand officer and daughter of owner Vince McMahon, believes that Conor McGregor’s authenticity and swagger make him a ‘perfect fit for WWE’. McGregor has been linked with a switch to Sports Entertainment previously, due to his mic skills and out-of-ring persona, having become one of the biggest stars in both boxing and MMA. McMahon:

I think Conor would be a perfect fit with WWE. He certainly has the personality and the athletic ability, the appeal. He speaks his mind, he’s very genuine and authentic and he has a hell of a Vince McMahon swagger.