Has Conor Mcgregor lost his [email protected]%^ mind? Why this feels like a bad WWE promo
After the media event for UFC 223, Conor Mcgregor was caught on video allegedly throwing a guard rail through the window of a bus full of fights causing multiple minor injuries and effectively ended two fights. This was allegedly in response to Khabib Nurmagomedov's rumored altercation with Mcgregor's teammate Artem Lobov. Mcgregor has since expressed remorse for the people that he did not intend to hurt but says that Khabib incident "had to be done". This has most observers scratching their heads and asking some questions.
"What in the world is Conor thinking?"
"Why would someone so successful do something so ridiculous?'
"Haven't we seen this before?"
If this seems like dejavu to you don't feel bad, you aren't crazy, you are fan of WWE. Look, I am in no way implying that this was a WWE style promo that just went wrong, but boy it would have been a good one. But, for those of you are who are putting on your tin foil hats and calling this whole incident staged, you are not crazy; you've just seen this before. lets take a look at some times where WWE did the exact same thing.
That time Triple H broke into Randy Orton's home and attacked him, only to be arrested.
A few years ago, as part of a buildup for wrestlemania, the WWE's top heel (villain) Randy Orton had assaulted the entire McMahon family. This led to Stephanie McMahon's real life husband Triple H retaliating by breaking into Randy Orton's house and assaulting Randy with a Sledge Hammer, only to be arrested by the police.
You can watch this Promo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHlT-aZeTUM
That time that Triple H threw a Sledgehammer through the Jumbotron
This time Triple H (repeat offender), in a promo hyping the royal rumble, threw his trademark sledgehammer through the WWE's jumbotron after being banned from the legendary match.
That time that Mr. Mcmahon faked his death
This may be the most infamous segment in WWE history, at the end of an episode off Monday night raw, the WWE chairman walked to his limo, got in, and the camera pans to an explosion leading the audience to believe that he had been killed. This segment was later scrapped after the infamous Chris Benoit murder-suicide.
Pretty much any stone cold-Mr. Mcmahon segment
There are literally dozens of examples, from Austin assaulting Mcmahon in the hospital, to Austin filling his car with cement, any segment involving these two likely featured assault and/or property damage.
There's a point to all of this.....and its that we've seen these types of things before and that knowledge has made it hard to trust Dana White, when he says that this was 100% real. Its hard to believe that a company that has been struggling in recent years, that has a mega-star whose true talent is creating these hype moments, wouldn't have taken a page from its more established neighbors in the WWE. But the consequences of this event are very real, people were injured, fights cancelled, Mcgregor put in jail, and a big black eye on the company. To those who were negatively effected by this incidents, its as real as it gets.