It’s being billed as “The Best vs the Biggest.” Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will face WWE’s Paul “Big Show” Wight at “WrestleMania XXIV” on March 30 in Orlando, Florida. Even though the 7-foot-plus Wight outweighs “Money” Mayweather by more than 300 pounds, the boxing champ has been his cocky self when hyping the fight.
One trick Mayweather may have up the sleeve of his robe is getting 50 Cent to accompany him to the ring. The boxer came out to the sound of 50’s “I Get Money” during a verbal confrontation with the Big Show two weeks ago. On Friday, when the rapper was hosting New York radio station Power 105.1, Mayweather asked his friend for a favor.
“I’d like for you to bring me out [at ’Wrestlemania’],” he said.
“I’m coming. I’m coming,” 50 answered.
“We got a friendship,” Mayweather previously told MTV News about his relationship with Fif. “We talk about business a little bit. We talked about it when Coca-Cola bought VitaminWater. He said, ’You didn’t see what I just did?’ [I said,] ’Of course I did. Congratulations. Now you have to take me out to eat.'”
As you might remember, 50 rapped “I Get Money” while escorting Mayweather to the ring before the much-hyped Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya match last summer.
Monday night on “WWE Raw,” the pugilist appeared via satellite and told the Big Show, “I’m willing to die at “WrestleMania”! Are you?” He also promised to break the giant’s jaw during their face-off.
Mayweather and the Big Show had their first confrontation last month during WWE’s pay-per-view special “No Way Out.” After getting on his knees to let the much smaller Mayweather take a free hit, the Show’s nose was broken in a Floyd flurry.
Mayweather is being paid a reported $20 million for his participation in “WrestleMania.”
WWE has announced that John Legend will be starting off “Wrestlemania” singing “American The Beautiful,” and, also on the 30th, Snoop Dogg will be the master of ceremonies for the all-female throwdown of WWE Divas billed as the “BunnyMania Lumberjack Match.”