Conor McGregor challenges Roman Reigns, then has second thoughts!
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After his Wrestlemania 39 victory over Cody Rhodes, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns currently has no real challenger on the horizon. Yet in the past few hours someone seemed to have heavily applied: it is Conor McGregor, who, despite his retirement, comes directly from UFC, which has become a company that shares the owner with WWE, after the acquisition of the latter by Endeavor.
Something, however, seems to have changed in the meantime. Conor McGregor has published on his official account a series of tweets in which he targeted both Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. The clear message was that of his interest in facing the champion, with a challenge set for SummerSlam.
For some reason, though, all the posts disappeared from his Twitter page. The question is actually not entirely new. In an interview granted to Ariel Helwani last month, Paul Heyman spoke about Conor McGregor, calling him an aspiring Roman Reigns and explaining that The Notorious had reacted by promising him that he would break his jaw in three places.
The Irishman seems to have responded in the meantime, but the deletion of his posts is now at least as much to be understood as their previous draft. It's also important to remember that Conor McGregor and the WWE have seemed pretty close before.
In the summer of 2016, his social exchange with John Cena made a sensation, decidedly harsh on both of them, and on which even Randy Orton and even CM Punk wanted to have their say. Later there was talk of his possible recruitment sponsored by Triple H.
Then nothing came of it, but the impression is that somehow this time the times are ready. In the last year of WWE, Roman Reigns kept the belts of Universal champion and WWE champion firmly at his sides, going to beat any opponent the company offered him in the rings of the PLE and the Big Four of the federation, without ever faltering even a single second.
Indeed, since last year's WrestleMania, Reigns has become the undisputed champion of the McMahon company, after beating Brock Lesnar in one of the main events with the highest hype in the history of the Stamford company.