Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Make WWE Cameo, Following in Footsteps of Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Make WWE Cameo, Following in Footsteps of Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney

Raphael Abiola
September 21, 2023 at 9:34 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo could make a WWE cameo appearance in Saudi Arabia
  • The Real Madrid legend would not be the first footballing icon to have done so if he agrees
  • The Portuguese forward could follow in the footsteps of his former manager

Al-Nassr and former Real Madrid winger, Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to make a WWE cameo appearance, thus following the footsteps of his former manager, Jose Mourinho, and his ex-Manchester United teammate, Wayne Rooney.

WWE are planning an event in Saudi Arabia, the Crown Jewel show in Jeddah on November 4. The wrestling company wants the former Juventus winger to be involved at the event, as this would draw in more fans.

Reports have it that the former Manchester United star would receive a 'large appearance fee' if he agrees to make a cameo appearance at the event, a deal WWE would not mind taking due to the status of the Portuguese veteran.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the AFC Champions League match between Perspolis and Al-Nassr. Photo: Amin M. Jamali.
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Wrestling reporter Sean Ross Sapp posted on his official handle on X that WWE are yet to confirm if they are working on bringing Ronaldo to their event in Saudi Arabia, according to Daily Star.

"I've asked WWE about the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo-WWE appearances, and they didn't have an answer," he posted.

If the Real Madrid legend agrees to make an appearance at the event, he wouldn't be the first footballing icon to be involved in one of the wrestling company's shows.

AS Roma manager Mourinho made an appearance on RAW back in 2007, when WWE came to London, and he was insulted by Shane McMahon.

Ronaldo's former teammate at Manchester United, Rooney, slapped Wade Barrett on a RAW show in Manchester in 2015.

Ronaldo left in awe of Iranian fans

Sports Brief earlier reported that Ronaldo found himself deeply moved by the overwhelming outpouring of affection from fans during his visit to Iran this week.

According to MARCA, throngs of football enthusiasts flooded the streets of Tehran, eagerly crowding around the Al-Nassr team bus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of their idol.

The sheer magnitude of fans effectively brought the Iranian capital to a halt, prompting the Saudi powerhouse to cancel their scheduled training session for alleged security reasons.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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