From the moment that WWE announced that it had agreed a deal with Endeavor which would see it merge with UFC, speculation has been running wild over how that could impact the television product.
One persistent rumour is that fans could see more UFC stars make appearances in WWE. There has been a steady of talent between UFC and WWE for decades with the likes of Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, and Ken Shamrock all finding success in both disciplines.
However, speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff suggested that there won’t be as much crossover as some believe. He added that such moves would get old very quickly, as fans will see it as easy promotion rather than something for the purpose of entertainment.
“The talent thing, the crossover, I don’t see much of that going on,” Bischoff said. “I think the audience would get real tired of that real fast because it is what it is. It’s just cross-promotion. Unless the talent gets involved like a Bad Bunny, [Logan] Paul, in a way that really entertains the wrestling audience, I don’t see a lot of that, but there’ll be some business dynamics that’ll be fun to track.”
Bischoff went on to dismiss speculation of some kind of match between Roman Reigns and Conor McGregor. The former WCW boss said that the disparity in size is simply too big to make a match believable.
“Not with Roman Reigns [On Conor McGregor in WWE], It’s not believable. You could pick Conor McGregor up, put him in your pocket and take him for a walk. Well, at least Roman Reigns could, I couldn’t. The size disparity would take me out of it. Just couldn’t buy it. No matter how much of a badass Conor McGregor may be, I can’t see it in a professional wrestling ring. I can’t see the match happening in a believable way. I just can’t.”
Former UFC Champion Reflects On Almost Signing With WWE
Speaking in a recent interview, former two-weight Champion Henry Cejudo revealed that he almost joined WWE prior to signing with UFC. The star said that the sports entertainment giant made an offer for him to attend a trial, but he turned them down wanting to fight competitively while being wary of the damage a professional wrestling career would do to his body.
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