Triple H Invites Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor to Appear on WWE Raw

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2017

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Ahead of their highly anticipated Aug. 26 fight, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor received invitations to appear on WWE Raw from Superstar Triple H on Tuesday.

In an interview with Sky Sports (h/t Luke Brown of the Independent), The Game praised both competitors and expressed his belief that they could benefit from showing up on Raw:

"One thing Floyd Mayweather is, is entertaining. One thing Conor McGregor is, is entertaining, and it's funny that you say it's sports entertainment. I'd invite both guys to showcase what they do on Monday Night Raw because there is no bigger platform that they can have to show the world, and tell the world, who they are and why they're the man."

Mayweather has a significant advantage entering the fight since he is a perfect 49-0 as a boxer, while McGregor has never had a professional boxing match, but the Cerebral Assassin fully understands the appeal of the showdown:

"All sports is entertainment, the news is entertainment today, it's just the way of the world. This is what people do with their time. It's no different. I think there is an interest level there. Can a world-class boxer, probably the best ever, can he stand in the ring with an MMA guy, and can that MMA guy bring his striking skills up to the level of someone, like say, a Floyd Mayweather? The one thing it will be, beyond a shadow of a doubt, is entertaining."

While Mayweather and McGregor are both known for their athletic excellence in their respective sports, they reached prominence due in large part to their ability to talk trash and promote themselves.

That makes them ideal fits for the world of professional wrestling.

McGregor ruffled some feathers last year when he spoke ill of WWE and its performers when asked on a conference call if he would ever consider signing with the company:

"I have thought about [WWE]. For the most part, I think these guys are p---ies, to be honest. They're messed-up p---ies if you ask me. Fair play to Brock [Lesnar]; he got in and fought, but at the end of the day, he was juiced up to the f--king eyeballs. How can I respect that?"

As for Mayweather, he already has experience with WWE, as he faced and defeated Big Show in 2008 at WrestleMania 24 in Orlando, Florida.

Raw could be an ideal venue for a face-to-face altercation between Mayweather and McGregor, while WWE's flagship show would certainly receive a massive ratings boost under those circumstances.

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