It doesn’t take much for Conor McGregor to get attention and earlier this week, McGregor grabbed headlines by ripping WWE Superstars at the UFC 202 conference call. McGregor is doing the media rounds to promote his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz on August 20th but his beef with WWE has been dominating the headlines.
Wrestling fans may have thought that McGregor was angling for a WWE payday and that may end up being the case but all indications point to this being a legit beef, at least from McGregor’s side.
McGregor added more gasoline to the fire at the recent UFC 202 press day. He praised Vince McMahon, Triple H, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ric Flair as dons but he’s not a fan of the new generation of talent. Regarding today’s WWE talent he said, “the new age are dweebs.” He added, “Let’s be honest here. They are absolute dweebs.”
McGregor is apparently not a fan of John Cena. “The main guy, John Cena, he’s 40 years of age and he’s running around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a head band, talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia motherf**ker.”
McGregor played it safe with his response to Ric Flair. Earlier this week, Flair ripped on McGregor for patterning his style after him with the fancy clothes, gold watches and talking style. He also name dropped Dolph Ziggler as a guy that could take McGregor down because Ziggler has an amateur wrestling background. McGregor responded by saying that he didn’t know what to say about Flair but “this ain’t no gimmick. This is the real sh*t. I gotta get in and fight a man for real with no script, with no nothing. So he was talking about bringing some of the wrestler guys over to challenge me, come bring it then. This is the real sh*t over here. If you want to come over we can fight no problem.”
So, what is the game here? I doubt we’ll see any WWE Superstars cross over into the Octagon but could McGregor end up wrestling a match for WWE? WrestleMania is several months away and anything is possible if the price is right.
Check out the video below and skip to 17:20 for his comments about WWE talent:
Lebron James rips on “bum” Donald Trump after Steph Curry comment
Lebron James fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after Trump sent out a tweet where he claimed that he had rescinded his invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House. It’s become a tradition for championship teams to visit the White House but the Golden State Warriors have declined the offer and, after word got out on Friday that Curry did not want to go, Trump sent out the following tweet:
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Less than 3 hours later, Curry’s on-the-court rival wrote: “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
James has been critical of Trump in the past and supported Hillary Clinton during the election.
On Friday, Trump took on the NFL when he said that NFL owners should fire players that choose not to stand during the national anthem.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued the following statement after Trump’s comments:
New NFL statement pic.twitter.com/XHPgVvPPfH
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) September 23, 2017
Top 5 Most Anti-American Wrestling Gimmicks
Most of the time, we are partial to our native country. We were created here, born here, and live here. We tend to linger away when somebody brings our home country into question. In the pro-wrestling community, we have people from all over the world who are patriotic to their own country as well and are not afraid to call out other countries on their flaws. Below are our Top 5 most Anti-American wrestling gimmicks.
5. Yokozuna and Mr. Fuji
Many years back, the WWE brought in a sumo wrestler weighing in at 650 lbs to the main roster. This man was of the Samoan decent but was portrayed as Japanese. His manager Mr. Fuji, who also managed several tag teams, was considered an “evil heel”. He referred to us Americans as “scum”, often throwing shade to Hulk Hogan in his promos. He once even called Hogan a “yellow belly”.
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8 WWE Superstars You Didnt Know Wrestled in Japan
Starting with Japan
We have all come to love wrestling. Most of us have our favorite brands and superstars and we watch them religiously. But, before our favorite superstars made themselves at home on the brand you love to watch, they were traveling the world wrestling in places you only dream to go! Here is our top 8 WWE superstars you didn’t know wrestled in Japan.
8. Hulk Hogan
During some of his stints with the WWF, the Immortal one was also dominating over in Japan. From the years 1980-1985 Hulk Hogan wrestled with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Over in Japan, he didn’t use his Hulk persona. He used the name “Ichiban” which means “Number One” in English. While wrestling overseas he even used a variety of different moves. He even switched his finisher for a brief time from a running leg drop to a crooked arm lariat. His stint in Japan continued until 1985 when the WWF ended their long relationship with New Japan.
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