WWE and AEW Superstars React to Conor McGregor Losing in Bizarre Fashion to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264

Published 07/11/2021, 4:10 AM EDT
MMA – UFC264 – Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – July 10, 2021 Conor McGregor in action against Dustin Poirier REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Conor McGregor talked a big game before his fight against Dustin Poirier, but he lay crumpled on the floor a mere moments later. The Notorious One came along way, but Poirier sent him packing within a round. But how did the superstars of the WWE and AEW react to his intense, personal battle?

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WWE superstars react to Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

MMA – UFC264 – Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – July 10, 2021 Dustin Poirier celebrates after winning the fight against Conor McGregor REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Former Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn immediately likened McGregor’s agonising leg break to Sid Vicious’ injury. Though he put it in the cheekiest way possible, one can safely assume the tone would upset Conor. Renee Paquette targeted McGregor’s trash talk, saying he lost the fight but still continued disrespecting Poirier’s wife.

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WWE legend the Hurricane, Shane Helms had a cheeky response to Conor’s post fight comments. Despite being bested clearly, McGregor continued to disrespect Poirier and his wife. Helms claimed McGregor understood the value of promo time, another pro in the ‘Conor McGregor to WWE’ petition sheet.

McGregor’s antics utterly disgusted WWE legend Mick Foley. He likened Conor to an internet troll and his deeds did not reflect those of a champion.

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AEW superstars throw in their two cents

Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho had a clear winner in his mind. Poirier’s victory must’ve brought a smile on Le Champion’s face, although Conor’s trash talk impressed him slightly. Jericho had some praise for Stephen Thompson after his walkout impressed the former World Champion.

The Dark Order’s John Silver was disappointed with the outcome of the fight, but it’s fair to say he’s one out of probably a hundred thousand who weren’t pleased with McGregor stumbling to the mat after shattering his foot. He even claimed he wants to see Conor face Nate Diaz when he recovers and returns to the UFC.

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Meanwhile, Shawn Spears wishes nothing but a good recovery for the Notorious. With UFC 264 in the books, all eyes will be on Money in the Bank, next Sunday on June 17th. As for AEW, they have Fyter Fest coming up with two nights of insanity.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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