Eric Bischoff not a fan of Conor McGregor vs Roman Reigns in WWE

Conor McGregor recently traded barbs on social media with the "Wise Man" and "Special Counsel" for Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman.

The wrestling world has had many crossovers with combat sports, much to the excitement of fans. Celebrities have made a name for themselves in the WWE too. Case in point, Bad Bunny is now very popular among WWE fans. Following the mega-merger between the WWE and the UFC, some names of potential opponents have been thrown around, chief of which (pun intended) is a face-off between Roman Reigns and Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor is set to make his Hollywood debut in Road House, a remake of the cult classic 1980s film of the same name.

But while a showdown between WWE's prime star and UFC's most charismatic personality makes a ton of sense on paper, not everyone is sold on the idea.

Eric Bischoff, a titan in the wrestling world, recently voiced his reservations about this potential matchup.

Bischoff, who's known for his intuitive grasp of what audiences want, feels the prospect of Reigns vs. McGregor is a clash of two vastly different worlds that could leave fans gagging.

Conor McGregor certainly has the charisma and mic skills to make a match with Roman Reigns work.

Here's what the WWE Hall of Famer had to say about the potential matchup:

I can’t see that, I just can’t. I can certainly see Conor McGregor in WWE. That’s very easy to visualize. Do you really think WWE would, for lack of a better term, prostitute Roman Reigns and a championship for an attraction match?

Unless Conor were to really learn how to wrestle so that he could go in there and have a — not just an acceptable match, but a great match with Roman. I think the audience will just gag all over it.

And, Bischoff's right. The former Senior Vice President of the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling, which, was at a point in time, a legitimate rival to the World Wrestling Federation, knows the wrestling world all too well.

While the WWE isn't above "prostituting" its biggest belts for an attraction match, they have to make sense both outside as well as inside the ring. Case in point, Logan Paul was pretty much just an attraction last year when he was gifted a title shot against Roman Reigns at the Crown Jewel. Although the success of the match had plenty to do with Reigns' willingness to take a bump for Paul, The Maverick also proved his worth with his performance.

The problem with seeing Conor McGregor fight someone who's close to twice his size is that it won't look good unless he improves his wrestling skills many times over.

Unless McGregor really puts in the effort to translate his mic skills to the mat and learn how to wrestle for the WWE, it's hard to see a good match happening between the two.

Of course, just because Bischoff thinks it shouldn't happen, doesn't mean it won't. Both Reigns and McGregor have massive fan followings that could lead to a major spectacle should a match ever happen.

If the WWE prioritizes short-term gains over long-term credibility, a match between Reigns and McGregor wouldn't be the worst idea.

Roman Reigns isn't expected to lose either of his title belts anytime soon.

For now, wrestling fans will just have to wait and see what the WWE has planned for Roman Reigns. It's believed The Tribal Chief is part of the top management's vision for longer-term championships to update the record books. If this is true, then the WWE has plenty of chances to make the matchup between Reigns and McGregor happen.

Ray Ampoloquio
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