For years, rumours of Conor McGregor making the switch to professional wrestling have swarmed the internet – and AEW’s CM Punk believes the former UFC star will do so!
Speaking with ESPN Sportsnation, CM Punk tipped Conor McGregor to follow in the footsteps of the “excellent” Ronda Rousey.
“[Floyd] Mayweather crossed over and did a match at WrestleMania, I’m sure we’re eventually going to see [Conor] McGregor come over. [Ronda] Rousey was excellent when she came over. The bottom line is making money. If you’re making money, you’re technically not doing anything wrong.”
Those comments echoed the words of John Cena, who said he wants to see the Irishman in WWE.
The wrestler-turned MMA fighter-turned wrestler was speaking about Logan and Jake Paul switching to combat sports when he made the remarks.
“Everything is entertainment. I think some people conflate being a fighter with being an entertainer.”
Now, Logan Paul is no stranger to the wrestling ring having made several cameos in 2021 during an intense rivalry between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, and CM Punk sees “old school pro wrestling” in the brothers’ respective boxing careers.
“When it makes dollars, it makes sense. What the Paul brothers are doing, for the lack of a better term, it’s old school pro wrestling. You can say they are crossing over, but there are so many similarities between the two businesses. They command attention. People want to see them get knocked out and they know this, but they are putting themselves out there and putting themselves on the line.”
Punk said he himself will never negatively critique anyone who walks the walk.
“I’ll never criticize in a negative way anybody who makes the walk, anybody who trains their ass off because I did it and I know what it takes. You put yourself out there and on the line. A lot of the times, a lot of the sacrifice goes unnoticed, but it’s what it is.”