It looks like WWE wants in on “The Biggest Money Fight of All Time”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you have heard some clips of the ongoing trash talking between UFC Lightweight Champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor & the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time Floyd “Money” Mayweather. #MayMacWorldTour
A few days ago, Triple H took to Twitter; inviting the boxers to have live microphones on Monday Night Raw:
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 11, 2017
In my mind, this happening is a certified ‘no-brainer’ for all parties involved. We’re witnessing the most hype for a boxing match in combat sports history. WWE is a perennial “King of Hype.”
The 49-0 Mayweather has a positive history with WWE. In 2008, Floyd participated in a 2-month long storyline leading to a clash with Big Show at WrestleMania 28. UFC worked with WWE last year. Brock Lesnar appeared at UFC 200 and dominated, while UFC consistently promoted Brock’s match at SummerSlam.
A stop at a live Monday Night Raw on #MayMacWorldTour just makes sense. Both men are 100% business. They would be able to comply with WWE’s family friendly guidelines without hesitation. WWE is about a week away from a full promotion for SummerSlam.
Drinking my Onnit.com Alpha Brain has helped me think about the possibilities that could happen if Brock Lesnar were to confront McGregor & Mayweather. Could you imagine the electricity in the air?
Speaking of electricity, what if WWE could pitch The Rock coming back to Monday Night Raw to participate in a face-off between Conor & Floyd? John Cena just made his return to WWE. Why not throw Cena into the mix?
Here’s one for you: what if WWE wanted to use Samoa Joe to create another “TYSON & AUSTIN!” moment?
Could anything hold a candle to this? Arguably the greatest moment in Raw history
“McGREGOR & JOE!!! McGREGOR & JOE!!!”
Or what about…
“McGREGOR & REIGNS!!! McGREGOR & REIGNS!!!”
And the list goes on. WWE’s ability to promote fight is legendary. WWE dropped a hint in the article on their website:
“Given that Floyd Mayweather counts a WrestleMania victory among his wins and Enzo Amore has had a few words for McGregor on Twitter, it’s certainly in the realm of possibility.”
Enzo Amore? Really? Think bigger.
In 1976, Vince McMahon Sr. syndicated a fight in Japan between Muhammed Ali & Antonio Inoki at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York. The WWWF drew 32,897 people for the event. Andre The Giant also took on boxer Chuck Webner & WWWF World Champ Bruno Sammartino wrestled Stan Hansen. They drew approximately $400,000. Big money in 1976.
Today, you’re talking millions of dollars in promotion. If this opportunity does not come to fruition, we can all ask ourselves, “what if?”