The tech world is buzzing with anticipation, and this time, it's not about a product launch or a new innovation. It's about two tech giants, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, possibly squaring off in the wrestling ring, with a WWE theme.
The playful rivalry was initiated when Elon Musk responded to a tweet showcasing Jey Uso's splash on Roman Reigns at SummerSlam. Musk teased the idea of facing Zuckerberg in a WWE-style match. Not one to stay silent, wrestling legend Triple H quickly jumped into the fray.
He quipped back at Musk, insinuating his own prowess by referencing the iconic 'X' sign familiar to wrestling fans. His exact words were, "Say the word, @elonmusk. I know a thing or two about making an X sign."
Origins of the Tech Titans' Feud
But how did we get to a potential Musk-Zuckerberg WWE showdown? The origins can be traced back to an earlier Twitter exchange.
A tweet highlighted Zuckerberg's venture into creating a social media platform reminiscent of Twitter. Musk's jocular response proposed a “cage match” challenge to Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, never one to back down from a challenge, even a playful one, posted an Instagram story sharing Musk's tweet and overlaid it with the words "send me location," signaling his readiness.
While many initially considered these exchanges to be in jest, the situation appeared more real when Musk asserted that the hypothetical fight would be live-streamed on Twitter. To sweeten the deal, he declared that all the proceeds would be channeled towards charitable causes supporting veterans.
The wrestling world hasn't stayed silent on this prospect. Major wrestling brands AAA and NWA have extended offers to host this unique battle of the tech titans. Meanwhile, MLW CEO Court Bauer is pitching to have the match under the MLW banner.
With the tech and wrestling worlds watching closely, it remains to be seen if Musk and Zuckerberg will genuinely step into the ring or if this is just a playful social media sparring match. One thing is certain: should this bout happen, it will be an event the world will not forget in a hurry.