In an unexpected twist that adds to the never-ending saga of the exodus of tech giants, Elon Musk, the mind behind Tesla and SpaceX, has announced a change in battle plans.
Shortly after withdrawing from a well-publicized cage fight with Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, Musk has found a new and unexpected opponent: none other than famed actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg.
At a press conference held inside a SpaceX rocket, Musk announced his intentions while wearing a space suit and holding Tesla-branded boxing gloves. “The fight with Zuckerberg just happened last week,” he declared. “I have decided that challenging Whoopi Goldberg to a cage fight is the future. Plus, she makes me laugh and I think it’s going to be fun.”
As you can imagine, the internet immediately went into a frenzy, with memes, tweets and sarcastic articles popping up faster than Tesla on ridiculous mode.
Whoopi, for her part, seemed unfazed by the challenge. Coming on “The View”, he calmly sipped his morning coffee and said, “Elon wants to fight me in a cage? Honey, I’ve been fighting my whole life, go ahead!” He then added jokingly, “Just make sure the cage is gold, dear. I like a little glamor in my fighting.”
The proposed fight to take place on Mars (because why not?) is already being touted as the most unexpected event of the year. Promoters are struggling to figure out the logistics, such as how to build the cage on the other planet and whether gravity boots will be needed.
Zuckerberg, who has been actively preparing for his showdown with Musk, released a statement on his Meta platform. “Well, that’s interesting,” he said before disappearing into the virtual world of the Metaverse, where he was last seen challenging a virtual avatar of Alexander Graham Bell to a duel.
The tech world is abuzz with opinion on this unusual match-up. Bill Gates reportedly offered to be the ring announcer, while Jeff Bezos expressed his desire to be the referee, promising to deliver a fair fight via Amazon Prime.
The celebrity world has not been quiet either. Sylvester Stallone offered to train Whoopi, saying, “If I can train Rocky, I can train Goldberg.” Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey announced her intention to host a pre-fight interview, and promised free Teslas to everyone in the audience.
The president also jokingly suggested that the fight could be a new way of settling political disputes in Congress.
In a follow-up tweet, Musk explained his reasoning for the fight, saying “Whoopi has the spirit of a warrior, the wisdom of a sage, and the humor of a stand-up comedian. What better opponent could there be?”
The details of the fight are still being worked out, such as the rules, weight classes, and whether or not commercial space travel will be required to participate. However, one thing is certain: this is a fight that has captured the imagination of the world.
Whether it was a publicity stunt, an actual challenge, or just another bizarre chapter in Elon Musk’s always-entertaining life, the proposed cage fight between Musk and Goldberg is a tale for the ages.
Finally, in a world where tech giants have immense power and influence, it’s refreshing to see a little humor and whimsy in the story. Whether the fight ever happened or not, the idea itself serves as a reminder that sometimes, taking a step back and laughing at the absurdity of life is a healthy and necessary thing to do.
So will Musk vs Goldberg turn out to be the fight of the century? Will this usher in a new era of space sports entertainment? only time will tell. Until then, we can just sit back, enjoy the spectacle, and perhaps ponder the ultimate question: What if Elon Musk and Whoopi Goldberg had to fight in a cage on Mars, and watch it happen? is there anyone for If it didn’t, would it still be the most talked about event in the universe?