WWE Superstar: ‘No Brainer’ Conor McGregor Goes To Pro-Wrestling


UFC champion Conor McGregor has now tried his hand at both boxing and MMA, but Chris Jericho says he should definitely consider trying professional wrestling.

Even though he was TKO’d in the tenth round, McGregor acquitted himself nicely and had his moments during Saturday night’s contest.

Jericho broke his reasoning for Conor McGregor making the leap into WWE as Ronda Rousey has done before him, to Sports Illustrated (via Bloody Elbow).

“Conor comes out of it looking like 100 million bucks, and Floyd retires 50-0. So will Conor McGregor end up in WWE? I think it’s a no-brainer. It might not be this year or the year after that because there’s a lot of money that you got to spend to get him in there, but a guy that yappy that knows the concept of cutting a wrestling promo — same with Floyd. That’s why Floyd did WWE, because he got a lot of his stuff from WWE ideas – so I think Conor will end up there. It’s just a matter of when he wants to. I also think Ronda Rousey will end up there one way or another as well.”

Like Rousey, other MMA stars have participated in pro wrestling in the past. Ken Shamrock was in the WWF back in the day, and “Rampage” Jackson made a cameo in TNA Wrestling with Tito Ortiz.

McGregor infamously went to Twitter war with several WWE stars like Seamus after declaring MMA’s general superiority to pro wrestling.

Do you see McGregor getting involved with the WWE following his foray into professional boxing? Or will he return to the UFC and defend his lightweight belt?

  • deepgrim

    I doubt it would happen unless for a few guest events, i doubt he has the strength to do what the other wrestlers do and vince has never been fond of the smaller dudes, he never had angle as a golden child even tho he was tough as hell.

  • leonaidis

    He wont have to go to the wwe. Conor is turning the ufc in to his own wwe.

  • Patrick Shannon

    The WWE seems like a sport for huge body builder types that can’t do anything else. Conor doesn’t need the money anymore to do something like that. He could probably star in a few movies. I wouldn’t rule out a couple guest appearances, but probably not a regular. Never say never though.

  • Murderous1

    In WWE he gets paid in MMA he gets slayed

    • JamesC

      Not really bro. He is the rare MMA guy who gets Wwe money. But WWE is more work and harder on the body. Not a good move