Wrestling is often talked about in terms of superheroes vs supervillains. Men and women with larger than life physiques and superhuman strength. But, for some reason, wrestlers and comic books don’t generally go together that well.
But that hasn’t stopped WWE putting out their new comic book ‘Then. Now. Forever!’ And it’s…weird.
The strangest scene has a pre-breakup shield enjoying a BBQ on the top of a production truck. Ambrose is cooking, Rollins and Reigns are bantering. But here comes the heel turn. Seth hasn’t brought the potato salad. Which causes the Lunatic Fringe to act, well, like a lunatic.
The guy likes his potato salad.
The less comic book form of fighting UFC, where competitors try to knock each other out IRL, saw it’s biggest ever show at the weekend with UFC 205, breaking Madison Square Garden’s ticket gate record. That’s WWE territory. Vince McMahon’s dad was running shows there since the early 60s.
And it looks like WWE actually contributed to that record-breaking gate, with Twitter user @aznt0ny tweeting a photo of Triple H at UFC 205.
Conor McGregor also made history that night by becoming the first fighter to hold two UFC world championships at once – adding the Lightweight title to his already won Featherweight belt. So it’s no surprise WWE officials desperately want him for an appearance. Probably jobbing out Rusev in 15 seconds.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE officials “very much” want McGregor to appear on WWE TV at some point. So perhaps Triple H was doing the whole William Regal scouting thing UFC 205.
Trips: “Vince, there’s this great kid. You gotta see him?”
Vince: “Is he tall?”
Trips: “…he’s 5 foot 9.”
Earlier this year, McGregor took a load of shots at the WWE locker room, calling them “messed up p******” and “absolute dweebs”, while specifically targeting John Cena as “a big, fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia mother f*****”.
Sounds like McGregor isn’t much of a WWE fan. Or is he…?
The 500-or-so people McGregor follows on Twitter includes Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Sheamus, Kevin Nash and more. He’s most definitely a fan of WWE. Those pop-shots back in August were to start an ‘angle’.
After denying comments made by his daughter to TMZ that he’d been in contact for a Wrestlemania 33 return, PWInsider are now reporting that Hulk Hogan has been in talks with WWE about how the two sides can start working together again, and he might have even shot some content for the WWE Network when he was in New York City two weeks ago.
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