Monday, November 28, 2016

Backstage Talk on Conor McGregor’s Possible WrestleMania Role, Cody Rhodes Reveals When He Plans on Retiring from Pro Wrestling

- During an appearance on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling Podcast, Cody Rhodes revealed that he wants to retire from professional wrestling at the age of 40. Here is what the 31 year old said:
“I used to always say, ‘I’m done at 40. Like, that will be it. I will never wrestle again after 40.’ Yeah, I’m feeling I still will stick to that. Yeah, I don’t know why. That’s just the number I have in my mind. Yeah, the number is a real thing. The reason I have the number is I grew up around old wrestlers and it was really cool to see the people respected and loved them for the nostalgia it brought; however, it was also not cool to see them old and having to hurt themselves and I don’t want that life.” Rhodes added, “they get older, but only in this wacky world is it that they’re still booked and I get why. I get it. The nostalgia, but if I was running an independent show or running a brand of my own, I definitely, if I had any of the legends in, there wouldn’t be any physicality.”
You can listen to the full podcast here.

- As previously reported, there has been talk of WWE trying to get a UFC Fighter for next year’s WrestleMania 33 event in Orlando.

We noted that one name in particular that the company wanted to work with was Conor McGregor. McGregor’s agent Audie Attar mentioned in a recent interview that they are whiling to entertain an offer from WWE.
“I think it’s all about business, man. If [WWE] is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here. Have their people call his people — which is me. We can have a conversation.”
Triple H even took to his twitter page and showed interest in the UFC Fighter and talked about him in an interview with Telegraph.
“He could come over, he’s got it all, man – he’s got the personality, the skills, the talk. He’s an entertainer, for sure. What does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don’t need to be 300lbs any more.

“He could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure.”
While nothing has been inked between both parties, we have been informed that if McGregor was to come in and work a program for WrestleMania, it would be with Triple H. In regards to what he will do, that remains unknown, but he likely won’t be wrestling in a match.

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