Will Justin Bieber follow in his buddy Floyd Mayweather's footsteps and step into a WWE ring?
Everyone knows that pop star Justin Bieber is a member of Floyd Mayweather's entourage.
What isn't known is that Bieber, who was seen walking to the ring with Mayweather for the boxer's fight against Manny Pacquiao Saturday night, was interested in stepping into a WWE ring last summer to make his wrestling debut.
The idea was that Bieber would team with John Cena and Big Show to face the Wyatt Family in a six-man tag match that would have headlined SummerSlam in Los Angeles.
The proposed match was discussed among the booking team (which I was on) about five months before SummerSlam, but a deal with Bieber never came to fruition. I'm not sure how close it was to actually happening.
My concern at the time was that Cena teaming up with Bieber -- who was making headlines for all the wrong reasons and most definitely would have been booed unmercifully by the WWE audience -- would not have done Cena, the face of the company, any favors.
To address that concern, the creative suggestion was that Cena would become increasingly annoyed by Bieber in the weeks leading up to the match, but Big Show, who would be portrayed as Bieber's friend, would repeatedly play peacemaker.
After the babyfaces went over in the match, Bieber would be so obnoxious in trying to take credit for the win that Cena would hit the Attitude Adjustment on him for a big pop.
Another point that was raised when discussing the potential match was whether it would have been a bad PR move for WWE to do business with Bieber. The feeling from the powers that be was that if Mayweather liked him, then Bieber must be OK.
On a side note, it's interesting that Bieber's name was mentioned on Raw last week, as Kane referred to Seth Rollins as the "Justin Bieber of WWE."
It certainly wouldn't surprise me to see Bieber do something with WWE at some point.