Pro Wrestlers Strike Back Against Conor McGregor for Anti-WWE Remarks
One of the biggest heels in MMA has drawn the scorn of the entire pro wrestling community with his claims that he would “slap the head off” the entire WWE roster, during the UFC 202 media conference call. Granted, McGregor still claimed to have respect for the McMahon Family, The Rock, and Triple H. But…well, those guys aren’t part of the current WWE roster that McGregor had just put down.
In calling the WWE roster “p*ssies”, McGregor prompted responses from damn near half the WWE locker room on Twitter. The irony, of course, is that the wrestlers might be the ones getting worked by McGregor, particularly if he can parlay this into a one-time fight for a big payday. I mean, if UFC and WWE could come to terms on a deal to allow Brock Lesnar to fight at UFC 200, why couldn’t they also strike a deal to let one of their own go one-on-one with Conor? Either way, McGregor’s comments have been incendiary towards the locker room, and everyone from Roman Reigns, to AJ Styles, to Chris Jericho, to Sasha Banks have words for him in response. Check out the list of tweets below via F4WOnline/Wrestling Observer:
“Your the size of my leg. Shut up.” – Roman Reigns
“Bring it.” – Sasha Banks
“Sorry pal no disrespect to u, but my fights are legit, unlike the fixed fights u have in @UFC. I’ll embarrass u.” – Chris Jericho
“Very funny little guy. Why don’t you get your head out of Dana White’s ass.” – Kurt Angle
“I would pay good $$ to see @RealKurtAngle STRETCH THE PISS outta @TheNotoriousMMA and make him tap. #itstrue.” – Bubba Ray Dudley
“I think McGregor could do well in the featherweight division……if the WWE had one.” – AJ Styles
“Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona, I expected the type of class we get from Ronda or Anderson. After Diaz finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Dolph, Brock, or Fit. Oh you’re welcome for your gimmick. If anyone doubts whether or not Dolph could tie Conor in a knot, do yourself a favor and Google his accomplishments” – Ric Flair’s Twitter account.
“So much talk for a guy who fights 15 min matches twice a year…… Good for you Conor McGaiver.” – Rusev
“Would you prefer to find us individually or have us all line up at once? I know your time is valuable, sir.”- Big E
“Yikes, looks like @TheNotoriousMMA could really use a bowl of Booty O’s right about now. Someone hook him up…” – Kofi Kingston
“I volunteer as tribute. Just need to drop 40lbs & find where every dude in Brooklyn gets their haircut/tats.” – Dolph Ziggler on fighting McGregor.
“Bro you’re water trash, here’s some advice keep that mouth shut or I’ll shut it for you, you mutt!” – former UFC fighter and current pro wrestler Matthew Riddle
“On the edge of my seat for @TheNotoriousMMAs next backtracking tweet specifying what he ‘meant to say’, Captain generalization is a riot” – Drew Galloway
“Never show a Jack Russell a mirror. It thinks it’s a majestic Irish Wolfhound. Really, just an annoying wee yapper trying to sell tickets.” – Sheamus
“Hey @TheNotoriousMMA, cool name by the way. U think u could slap my head off? Come try me! I’d mop ur sorry ass! @WWE.” – Curtis Axel
“We have a new Pokemon character, @TheNotoriousMMA : tries to steal the spotlight & has a big mouth.” – Fit Finlay
“Hey @TheNotoriousMMA if you put on some weight you might make @wwe Cruiserweight Division.” – JBL
“Not a fan of Foolish behavior on social media. I’d welcome @TheNotoriousMMA 2Any @WWE show & We can go from there.” – Titus O’Neil
“The way Nate Diaz Stockton slapped you or nah?” – MVP
“Ignorant people are only relevant when people make them so. Ignore them and they will remain ignorant as well as irrelevant.” – Kevin Owens
What do you think? If you had to pit one WWE superstar against Conor McGregor to defend the honor of the entire locker room, whom would you choose? And what do you think of McGregor’s comments? Is he right about WWE stars, or is he severely underestimating the toughness of professional wrestlers? Sound off in the comments!
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