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Triple H addresses possibility of Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor joining WWE

We’ve been wondering for a long time now if Ronda Rousey will make the jump from UFC to WWE. With regard to Conor McGregor, it’s come up more recently.

Whether you like it or not, the idea of both MMA superstars entering the world of pro wrestling is exciting – and if not exciting, it’s at least intriguing. You know you want to watch.

More importantly, WWE executive Paul Levesque – better known by his pro wrestling name Triple H – knows you want to watch. And during an appearance Friday on “Good Morning Britain” in the U.K., Levesque was asked about the idea of bringing both McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and Rousey (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) aboard.

Here’s what he had to say about McGregor:

“Conor McGregor has said a lot of stuff about WWE in the past,” Levesque said. “I don’t have a problem with him, because he said I was the don, which is great. He said a lot of stuff about our talent in the past. (If) Conor McGregor comes in, it’s not going to be an easy go.”

Legendary pro wrestling announcer Jim Ross definitely fueled the fire of a McGregor move to WWE last month, when he guaranteed it would happen. With Wrestlemania season starting to gear up, the rumor mill continues to turn about an appearance at WWE’s biggest event of the year next April. There’s also the fact that we just don’t know for sure what’s next for McGregor following his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, though a defense of his UFC lightweight title is expected.

As for Rousey, here’s what Levesque had to say:

“She is very interested in our business, always has been,” he said. “Huge fan, that’s where the ‘Rowdy’ Ronda came from. I think she’s interested in the opportunity, and I’m interested in offering the opportunity, so we have some talking to do.”

Rousey, of course, has remained mum on her future ever since losing to Amanda Nunes last December, leading us all to the conclusion that she’s unofficially retired from MMA. Rousey already made one appearance inside a WWE ring at Wrestlemania 31 in 2015 and this summer supported Shayna Baszler during the WWE’s first all-female tournament. Rousey even took part in a storyline that involved MMA’s Four Horsewomen and WWE’s Four Horsewomen.

So, really, when you think about, it’s actually Rousey who seems more like a guarantee to wrestle in a WWE match than McGregor. But with pro wrestling, you just never know.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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