A few days back, Conor McGregor likened the majority of people involved in the professional wrestling world to a specific part of the female anatomy. You know…in the genital region? Well, it was only a matter of time before the WWE rank and file caught wind of that slight and on Sunday morning, they did, and they are not happy about it.
Within the span of several hours, McGregor absorbed a year’s worth of abuse from WWE wrestlers on social media and we here at Fight State will give you all of the highlights.
Let’s start with a familiar name to true MMA fans, Mauro Ranallo. The longtime Strikeforce and Pride announcer (and current host of Inside MMA) got his start in pro wrestling, and is currently one of the ringside analysts for SmackDown Live. While he can usually be counted on to keep things down the middle, he didn’t pull punches when discussing McGregor:
Will he still be relevant then? 😜 https://t.co/giVJd29oNW
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) August 7, 2016
Somebody we discussed after McGregor’s initial quote was Sheamus. Both men are Irish, both men love to play the heel, and both men love to talk smack. They’ve gone back and forth on Twitter before and the four-time WWE champion was quick to dust the feud off when McGregor said something related to him:
Never show a Jack Russell a mirror. It thinks it's a majestic Irish Wolfhound. Really, just an annoying wee yapper trying to sell tickets.
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) August 7, 2016
Current United States champion Rusev is one of the best users of social media in the WWE, and he was quick to tear into McGregor with his signature brand of wit:
So much talk for a guy who fights 15 min matches twice a year…… Good for you Conor McGaiver.
— Rusev MACHKA (@RusevBUL) August 7, 2016
The same goes for Chris Jericho. The veteran wrestler has been straddling the line between work and shoot for his entire 2016 heel run thus far, and he pulled out an old favorite:
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) August 7, 2016
That’s a reference to this classic:
It isn’t just random midcarders that are getting in on the action. Top WWE star Roman Reigns tore into McGregor and pointed out the fact that he’s really small in comparison to WWE stars:
Your the size of my leg. Shut up. https://t.co/fBVEdf8hE1
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 7, 2016
AJ Styles did the same, and took it a step further:
I think McGregor could do well in the featherweight division……if the WWE had one. https://t.co/90XGpSICS9
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) August 7, 2016
Find out who the angriest at Conor McGregor and what he plans to do about it. Continue to the next page: