The ASSOCIATED PRESS slams down news that Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next trip to the ring will be for Wrestlemania - and he’ll be collecting a cool $20 million for his trouble.
At a Monday “news conference” at the Staples Center, Mayweather and the WWE announced that the WBC welterweight champ will be at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando for Wrestlemania XXIV on March 30.
And the media meet soon became a mad dash for cash.
“Mayweather incited the couple hundred of already hyped fans at Staples Center by whipping out a thick wad of cash and repeatedly tossing $100, $50 and $20 bills into the crowd that had nearly as many women as men.
“A mad scramble ensued, with a light pole nearly getting knocked over and two small children caught in the chaos. One lucky man emerged from the pileup clutching six $100 bills.”
Not that it matters to Floyd, since he’ll be getting all that back & much, much more come next month.
Unlike Pacman Jones’ journey into pro wrestling, Mayweather will actually be grappling inside the square circle, as he’ll be facing off against the 7-foot, 430-pound Big Show. The first time they met, Floyd gave the big guy a (unscripted?) big bloody nose:
Mayweather’s manager Leonard Ellerbee was blunt about allowing his meal ticket into the ‘Mania: “Either I’m going to be a genius with this or I’m the biggest idiot.”
Getting $20 mil for your client seems like a smart-enough move.