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Triple H Discusses Conor McGregor Possibly Coming to WWE, Jokes About McGregor vs. McMahon for the Billion Dollar Walk

May 30, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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TMZ Sports recently spoke to WWE executive Triple H, and Triple H was asked about WWE’s interest in possibly bringing in former UFC champions Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor into pro wrestling at some point. Daniel Cormier is a huge wrestling fan and has expressed interest in wanting to work with WWE in the past. His friend and training partner, former UFC champ Cain Velasquez, was previously signed to the promotion, but he was cut from the roster last month. Conor McGregor has been talked about before as a prospect for WWE due to his personality and showmanship. Below are some highlights and a video clip of the chat:

Triple H on Daniel Cormier: “I love Daniel. We’ve obviously talked a lot in the past. We’ve had conversations about him doing stuff with us in the past, whether that’s in-ring or whether that’s commentary or doing different things. But he’s doing what he’s doing. And if he decides that he’s done or wants to leave UFC, yeah, I mean, I love him. Every time we see him, we have a great conversation. I think the last time I saw him in person was we were at the ESPYs on red carpet. We talked for a while, and I think he just — he’s just an entertainer. He’s a natural born entertainer, and I think that that comes out in his personality, even thought sometimes when it’s in the fight zone, it’s different. But when he’s on cans doing commentary or whatever, he’s just a good. And I think that’s what makes him good at commentary. And I think that’s what makes him good at commentary. He’s like a guy like, ‘I’d like to sit on my couch and watch a fight with him.'”

Triple H on WWE bringing in Cormier: “To me, that’s what makes commentary and all those things good. People you’d want to hang out and sit down and watch something with. So, I think he’s great. I think we’d love to do something with him if the time is right — obviously, respectful to UFC and to Dana and everything else, but yeah, we’d love to chat with him. And we have an open relationship as far as communication, so I’m sure shortly we will when he figures out what he wants to do.”

Triple H on Conor McGregor in WWE: “I think that Conor McGregor versus Vince McMahon with that Billion Dollar Walk on the line? I think that’s a match made in heaven! Yeah, you know, guys like him, there’s a lot of interest from a lot of — I think the nature of what we do, even entertainment and everything we do, it lends itself to combat sports. It lends itself to people like Conor McGregor or Ronda [Rousey] or others as it does with Tyson Fury, and it did in the past with Mike Tyson, or it did in the past with Floyd [Mayweather]. Entertaining people are what makes those fights interesting a lot of times. Yes, the styles and the fight itself, but the entertainment component, that ability to capture people as a personality, that’s what really makes those fights. Same in our business. If you can transfer that over and be really larger than life. That’s the key.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit TMZ Sports, with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.