The Undertaker, WWE, Conor McGregor

The Undertaker on Conor McGregor – “He has WWE written all over him. He would be the ultimate heel”

Recently retired WWE Hall of Famer “The Undertaker” spoke with The Independent about the pro wrestling promotion’s future with the UFC.

Earlier this year, shockwaves were sent through the sports entertainment industry when Endeavor, parent company to the UFC, also acquired the WWE.

Endeavor will hold a 51% controlling interest in the new company and existing WWE shareholders will hold a 49% interest in the new company.

Together, UFC and WWE will have global reach, impressive scale and omnichannel distribution. On a combined 2022 fiscal year-end basis, UFC and WWE achieved revenue of $2.4 billion and a 10% annual revenue growth rate since 2019.

The Undertaker, whose real name is Mark Calaway, was one of the WWE’s biggest stars for approximately 30 years and believes that the merger will help all invovled.

“It’s going to make both companies stronger,” the Deadman said. “I really don’t think they need too much interaction because they’re such different entities. Maybe some of those [UFC] guys can learn to do a proper promo and really build some good fights,” he joked.

“Both companies will continue to grow. You may see a few more fighters in the WWE audience and a few more wrestlers in their audience. But I don’t really envision too much crossover.”

The Undertaker also spoke about athletes who might be able to make the transition between both mixed martial arts and professional wrestling.  Competitors with the skills and starpower of former UFC champions and pro wrestling stars Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar are hard to come by.  Calaway gave his take as to who might be able to make the crossover.

“It’s pretty easy to figure out, that would have to be Conor McGregor,” he said. He has WWE written all over him. He would be the ultimate heel and that would be kind of fun.”

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