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WWE Crown Jewel: Superstar TEASES segment with football MEGASTAR

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The wrestling world is abuzz with the tantalising prospect of a crossover between the squared circle and the football pitch. Recent social media activity suggests that the company might be on the brink of featuring football icon Cristiano Ronaldo in a segment at their upcoming WWE Crown Jewel 2023 event.

The rumour mill went into overdrive when Grayson Waller, a WWE star known for his provocative online antics, took a cheeky dig at the football maestro.

Waller tweeted a gif of Ronaldo with the caption: “Soccer is a mediocre ‘sport’. No idea why people praise this flop so much 🥱”.

This tweet, seemingly out of the blue, has led many to speculate that it’s more than just a random jibe.

WWE Crown Jewel 2023: What’s in Store?

The WWE Crown Jewel 2023 event, scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is already generating significant buzz.

Interestingly, Saudi Arabia is currently the footballing base for Ronaldo, who plays for Al-Nassr. The club boasts other big names like David Ospina, Aymeric Laporte, and Sadio Mane.

This geographical coincidence further fuels the speculation of Ronaldo’s involvement in the event.

Waller’s Role in the Event

While Grayson Waller’s participation in the Crown Jewel event remains unconfirmed, but there is chatter about him being involved in a special segment.

Given his recent tweet targeting Ronaldo, it’s not a stretch to imagine the two sharing a moment, whether confrontational or collaborative, at the event.

Ronaldo’s Response: A Waiting Game

As of now, Cristiano Ronaldo has maintained radio silence regarding Waller’s tweet. Whether he chooses to respond on social media, or perhaps even in person at the Crown Jewel event, remains to be seen.

But one thing’s for sure, if Ronaldo does make an appearance, it will be a segment for the ages.

The Broader Picture

Such collaborations aren’t new for WWE. The company has a history of integrating popular figures from other spheres into their programming, creating memorable moments and drawing in a broader audience.

A potential Ronaldo-WWE collaboration could be a masterstroke, merging the worlds of football and wrestling and captivating fans from both arenas.


  • What sparked the Ronaldo-WWE rumours?
    • Grayson Waller’s tweet hinting at a disdain for football and specifically targeting Ronaldo.
  • When and where is WWE Crown Jewel 2023 taking place?
    • The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Does Ronaldo have any connection to Saudi Arabia?
    • Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays for the Saudi Arabian football club, Al-Nassr.
  • Has Ronaldo responded to Waller’s tweet?
    • As of now, Ronaldo has not publicly responded to the tweet.
  • Is this the first time WWE has collaborated with figures outside of wrestling?
    • No, WWE has a history of featuring celebrities and athletes in their programming.
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