McGregor turned down Predator role, considering WWE
At the An Evening With... event in Manchester, McGregor says he turned down a role in Predator, is still considering WWE.
There’s a lot of offers. I got offered the Predator movie. The Pegasus [International Ad] was three days for a hell of a lot of money. I didn’t even know it was acting. I just signed on the dotted line. And when I got there they said here’s your lines and I was like ‘What the f-ck!..If I was to do [Predator] it would mean eight weeks in Toronto. You can’t do too much at once…Thanks very much for the offer. I would have been great to fight the Predator, but I’m chilling. Same way with the WWE situation. Right now I’m chillin’. I’m trying to make something historic [against Mayweather]. Long after I’m gone kids will be talking about it. [But] Never say never. I’d love to go into WWE and have a real knock. I’ve turned down some things, and others are ongoing. I’m the only one with options. Floyd doesn’t have options. I’m the A-side.
Report: McGregor turned down Wrestlemania appearance
The Sun reports that WWE representatives approached McGregor with a multi-million dollar offer to make an appearance at Wrestlemania in April, but were unsuccessful. Source:
WWE has made no secret of its desire to do something with Conor McGregor and there were talks between the two parties about this year. Because he’s taking time off from the UFC, there was a talk about doing something at this year’s Wrestlemania in April, but it wasn’t to be despite a hefty offer.
Paddy Power offers 250/1 on McGregor to win WWE Royal Rumble
Paddy Power offers 250/1 on McGregor entering and winning WWE Royal Rumble, which takes place on 29 Jan. If McGregor did enter the Rumble he would most likely have the biggest target on his head since Vince McMahon put a $100,000 bounty out on Stone Cold Steve Austin at the 1999 edition.
WWE taunts McGregor’s Billy Strut
WWE posts to Twitter to show that McMahon, not McGregor, originated the Billionaire “Billy” Strut.
.@UFC star @TheNotoriousMMA's adopted billionaire strut is great, but it pales in comparison to that of the genuine article – @VinceMcMahon! pic.twitter.com/OA5ptoUm9W
— WWE (@WWE) November 27, 2016
Fired from WWE
Hogan’s is fired from WWE.
WWE has terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstarted by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.
Not on European tour
Bryan is no longer at work on the company’s current European tour. All adverts for future events no longer show Bryan. Reports from earlier in the week suggest that Bryan is working with an injury, though this has no confirmation. If WWE remove one of the company’s biggest draws from their line-up however, this indicates that Bryan may at very least be set to take a short sabbatical for a while.
Re-signs with WWE; ends MMA career
Lesnar announces on SportsCenter that he has re-signed with the WWE and that he has retired from the MMA.
I’m officially closing the door on MMA. It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career. The fighter inside me wants to compete. The father and husband — I’m an older caveman now. I make wiser caveman decisions. So, I’m here to say my legacy in the Octagon is over.
It was a hard decision to make. It took me a year. I’ve thought about this for a year. At the end of the day, it’s all about me wanting to have fun. The last two-and-a-half months I’ve been training to get back into the Octagon. I felt physically great, but something lacked mentally — and that’s not good.
Announced for Hall of Fame
WWE announces Alundra Blayze, also known as Madusa, will join the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on March 28.
Returns from injury
Lee returns to action on Monday Night Raw after being sidelined with a neck injury to assist former rival Paige, who is being attacked by the Bella Twins.
Wins NXT Women’s Championship
Banks pins Charlotte in a Fatal 4-Way match, which also features Bayley and Becky Lynch, at NXT TakeOver: Rival to become the new NXT Women’s Champion. This is Banks’ first Championship under the WWE umbrella.
I feel like this ten-year-old girl who started her journey watching wrestling, who was just a fan, is just – is living her dream. This is everything I’ve wanted every moment of my day – every waking moment – this is all I’ve dreamt of, and now I have it. I did it.
Reigns wins 2015 Royal Rumble
Reigns wins the 2015 WWE 30-Man Royal Rumble match with help from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, earning himself a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania. After the match, Reigns speaks about preparing to face WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.
Right now I’m going to take a moment to heal. I’m busted up, I’m bleeding everywhere. I need to go see the trainer, I need to heal up, and then I need to study some tape. I’m going against the beast, Brock Lesnar. That’s all that matters right now, WrestleMania. One goal: walk out there WWE World Heavyweight Champion. And you can believe that.
At the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble, Lesnar successfully defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena and Seth Rollins in a triple threat match after pinning Rollins. The following night, Lesnar is asked about the possibility of suffering a broken rib during the encounter.
That is true. I have suffered from a lot of injuries throughout my career, but when the time comes to win I get through it, and that’s exactly what I did last night.
Reks is interviewed by WrestlingINC. He discusses WWE’s stale main event scene and building new stars.
The only guys who get over are the guys who are already over, and that’s the problem. When ‘Taker started to make fewer appearances and Edge had to retire because of his neck people like me and Hawkins were thinking, ‘they better do something soon, cause when all these guys are gone, they’ll have nobody left.’ That’s the trend you see. You see guys like John [Cena] still on top and [Big] Show still on top. I know they’re working to build guys like The Shield and [Roman] Reigns and Moxley [Dean
Ambrose]. Had they started doing that a long time ago I think they’d be in a better position.
Ziggler takes part in a sit down interview with WWE.com to discuss his regaining the WWE Intercontinental Championship at TLC.
I knew, I KNEW if I could get my hands back on that Intercontinental Championship and make it mean to them (the WWE fans) what it means to me, I knew that it would just start a rebirth for the Intercontinental title.
UK SUN interview
Rollins is interviewed by the UK SUN. He discusses Randy Orton and his relationship with the star.
Randy and I are colleagues for sure, but we were never friends as far as hanging out. Randy’s got his life, I’ve got my life – we were business partners when it made sense. But now it doesn’t make sense any more so we’re at odds again. And if you look at the way things were when we first came in as The Shield, he didn’t like us very much then so it is one of those things where I think he has always harbored a little professional jealousy when it comes to myself. Maybe he’s a little afraid that some of the young guys are going to come in and steal some of his thunder.
RAW reunion announcement
WWE announces a special Monday Night RAW titled “RAW Reunion” for the January 19th, 2015 edition of the program. The company is advertising Hogan, Michaels, Hall and Nash to make special appearances at the event.
Reigns talks to WWE.com about his return to WWE after injury.
It was like the old riding a bike thing. I can still oil up my arms, hair conditioner in, got a bad-*** vest on, still able to lace up the boots. Everything felt really good.
Program moved to Thursday nights
WWE announces Smackdown will start airing on Thursday nights on the SyFy network starting January 15th, 2015. This is the programs second night change in its 15 year run.
New book announced
WWE announces a new biographical release about the life of Warrior. The book is titled Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever: The Legend of a WWE Hero. WWE releases statement:
Through both action and candid photographs, personal ephemera, including original Warrior art and detailed journal entries, insider stories and exclusive interviews with WWE legends, and intimate accounts from the Warrior family, this unique biography brings the legacy of The Ultimate Warrior to life like never before. Relive the Warrior’s most intense matches and rivalries, and get to know the man behind the face paint in this one-of-a-kind volume. Filled with intense action and little-known details, Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever is a celebration of the Superstar who left an inimitable mark on WWE and redefined sports entertainment for generations.
Cena vs Rollins – Steel Cage
Rollins defeats Cena in a singles competition steel cage match in the main event of WWE Monday Night RAW. Rollins picks up the victory by exiting the cage after interference from Lesnar.