In an interview earlier this week with Sky Sports, Triple H talked about the upcoming mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. The interviewer drew a distinction between the real sports of boxing and MMA and the sports entertainment of wrestling. Triple H didn't agree with his claim.
"I’ll go a step further and say 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."
And to the purists, who say this won't be a real boxing match, Trips says it doesn't need to be. It's an EVENT and people will watch.
"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. 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."
And because Triple H understands how much interest these two are going to draw, and because he's a consummate salesman, he extended an invite to both Conor and Floyd to come on RAW and hype the fight.
"I’d invite both guys, that really want to showcase what they do, I invite both guys to come to 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.”
It doesn't matter whether or not there's even the tiniest chance that they'd take him up on the offer, the point is that he invited them.
And lest you think it was just a joke, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the WWE is deadly serious about trying to work with Conor and Floyd in the lead-up to their fight.
It should be noted that the fight takes place on August 26, just six days after Summerslam. So it might be possible that Conor & Floyd might want to drive some late PPV buys by showing up at the Barclays Center and getting into a "hold me back" altercation in the middle of the ring at Summerslam.
It's always possible.
It's also possible that Conor & Floyd take up Sean's offer to come on today's episode of The List & Ya Boy.
Triple H invited @FloydMayweather and @TheNotoriousMMA on Raw. Okay, fine. I hereby invite them on The List and Ya Boy #25 TODAY.— Sean Ross Sapp (@SeanRossSapp) June 22, 2017
Triple H invited @FloydMayweather and @TheNotoriousMMA on Raw. Okay, fine. I hereby invite them on The List and Ya Boy #25 TODAY.
— Sean Ross Sapp (@SeanRossSapp) June 22, 2017
Anything is technically possible.
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