Over the years, WWE has been able to get some of the biggest celebrities onboard to make appearances during their events. From Snoop Dog to Floyd Mayweather, numerous stars have appeared in the company, but a highly popular name that has never been seen in the Triple H-led promotion is Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese sensation has been one of the most prominent names in the world, but he has somehow remained barren away from a WWE appearance. While Ronaldo hasn’t been seen in the company, he’s been talked about a lot in the Stamford-based promotion.
In a similar fashion, current WWE star Sheamus was asked about Cristiano during an interview in 2021, and he had a surprising take on CR7. When asked if the sports icon could make a transition into pro wrestling, The Celtic Warrior said that it may be dangerous for his health.
“Is Cristiano Ronaldo one of the greatest players ever? Absolutely not. But he’s one of the best of the last decade.”
— WWE on TNT Sports (@wweontnt) October 8, 2021
The former WWE Champion said, “ Those players that go down when the wind blows or a blade of grass hits their shin, wouldn’t last two minutes. I mean he’s got the showmanship but nothing else. He’s got no physicality, that’s what I mean.” (Via: Republic World)
Even though Sheamus advised CR7 to stay away from an appearance in the Triple H-led promotion, he admitted that he’s a great player. The Celtic Warrior agreed that Ronaldo is definitely a world-class player, but also revealed that he doesn’t consider him to be the greatest to ever step foot in the football world.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo ever make an appearance in WWE?
With a reputed name like Sheamus suggesting Ronaldo to stay away from pro wrestling, a lot of people wonder if Cristiano will ever make an appearance in WWE. But it seems that this desire of the fans can be fulfilled as soon as this year.
In surprising news for fans, it has been disclosed that the management is planning to have Ronaldo appear at a mega event later this year. As per reports, the sports icon is rumored to make an appearance at WWE Crown Jewel on November 4, 2023, in Saudi Arabia.
WWE trying to get Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in the crowd at Crown Jewel in November WWE have been talking trying to get this to happen for a little while now, they would be open to having multiple known celebrities in Saudi show up. One to watch
— Xero News (@NewsXero) September 18, 2023
As of now, there’s nothing official about this, but Cristiano’s Al Nassr connection can eventually turn this into reality. Even though the G.O.A.T. from Portugal is scheduled to participate in the Saudi Pro League in November, he’ll have enough time between his matches to appear at the event in Riyadh.
If everyone works well between the two parties, CR7 could potentially make his first-ever WWE appearance later this year. It remains to be seen whether the most followed Instagram personality will make his pro wrestling world debut during the upcoming event in Saudi Arabia or not.