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WWE News: Boxer Tony Bellew takes a shot at Triple H

Tony Bellew's post-boxing plans are unclear, but could a move to WWE be on the cards?

News 08 May 2017, 17:37 IST
Tony Bellew had some choice words for Triple H

What’s the story?

While speaking to Sky Sports at a recent WWE Live Event in Liverpool, England, British boxer Tony Bellew had a few words for Triple H.

The background

Bellew, the reigning WBC Cruiserweight Champion, is currently at the peak of his powers after winning the biggest boxing match of his career against David Haye on March 4th. This was Bellew’s first Heavyweight bout and launched him into superstardom in the Britsh boxing scene.

Some people may also be familiar with Tony Bellew from his appearance as “Pretty” Ricky Conlan in the 2015 film ‘Creed’, the latest movie in Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky’ series. With fans eagerly awaiting his next move, Bellew has teased that a move into professional wrestling may be a possibility.

The heart of the matter

At WWE’s Live Event at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Sunday night, where he appeared as a ‘special guest bell ringer’, Bellew admitted that he’d love to work with WWE again and perhaps get physical next time.

‘The Bomber’ had eyes on one man in particular, ‘The Game’ Triple H.

"Tony would like to slap Triple H's backside…I like the sound of that, or doing a 'Stone Cold' stunner on Triple H, he was a phenomenal wrestler in his day, so I wouldn't mind a little go at that."

What’s next?

At 34 years old, Bellew’s boxing career is inevitably winding down and, while there are rumours that he will fight again, you’d imagine that he only has one or two bouts left in him at most.

Therefore, speculation has already begun as to what he will do after he retires from the sport. He already has experience of being a pundit at boxing events so could go in that direction, although the self-confessed WWE fan would surely love to work with the company again should the opportunity arise.

Author’s take

Tony Bellew certainly has the gift of gab, which would stand him in good stead should he transition into professional wrestling, although I do not expect him to become a regular performer in WWE. If anything, he may make a one-off appearance at a Raw or SmackDown Live when they are in the UK and perhaps have some sort of match.

Or, speaking as a fairly hopeful British fan, if WWE ever decides to do another PPV that emanates from the United Kingdom, then Tony Bellew could be used to promote the event by appearing in a special attraction match.

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