Mayweather and WWE: Perfect match?

February 18, 2008 |

Last night on WWE’s pay-per-view “No Way Out”, the Big Show returned to the ring for the first time in over a year. He came back to a huge ovation from the Las Vegas crowd and is looking pretty slim for a guy who is 7 foot 2 inches tall. In attendance was WBC Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was there last night to watch his buddy Rey Mysterio Jr. wrestle, only to see his buddy get harassed by a returning Big Show. Mayweather and his crew took it upon themselves to run into the ring and confront the Big Show. As Big Show and Mayweather got into each other’s faces (or in Mayweather’s case, face to belly), Big Show kept urging Mayweather to “hit” him in his face.

Well, Mayweather didn’t just “hit” him. He actually hit him. Not only that, he threw in a nasty combo and broke the big man’s nose! Thank goodness executive VP Shane McMahon came out in time as Big Show was chasing Mayweather, otherwise it would’ve gotten very ugly for Mayweather. After watching that last night, nobody can simply say that was all staged. Mayweather wasn’t supposed to break Big Show’s nose, especially on the guy’s first night back in over a year! There is already some hot stove topics brewing about this issue and more, as we head into WrestleMania XXIV.

Let me get out of my “wrestling fan” persona for a second and view this from a ratings standpoint. I think it’s great that WWE and boxing are cross promoting again, just like when Muhammad Ali served as the guest referee at the very first WrestleMania. Now Mike Tyson at WrestleMania XIV,that was another story. But let’s not delve into that debacle. If WWE continues to involve Mayweather, they have to bring in Oscar De La Hoya as well. Boxing fans would tune in just to watch those two go at it on television. Some are already saying Big Show and Oscar De La Hoya vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a tag team match. Let’s hope it gets interesting in the WWE pretty soon.

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-JH

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