A rather unexpected challenge was thrown by two of the biggest names in tech: Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook and Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter. This recent development has caused a stir in the tech world, as two of the biggest social media platforms are preparing to face off in both a virtual and physical battle.
As Meta, formerly Facebook prepares for a launch of a direct Twitter competitor, tensions between Zuckerberg, Musk, and their respective companies have increased. Musk plans to turn Twitter into an “everything” app, directly competing with Facebook and Instagram.
Musk, who is not one to shy away from controversy, laid down the gauntlet on a Twitter thread devoted to Meta’s planned release. Musk teased, “I’m ready for a cage match if he is lol.”
I’m up for a cage match if he is lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2023
Musk had previously expressed his skepticism regarding Meta’s success in its endeavor. “I’m certain Earth can’t be waiting to exclusively be under Zuck’s thumb without any other options.” It will at least be “sane”. I was worried for a second.”
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— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) June 20, 2023
Iska Saric, the spokesperson for Meta, was laconic when asked about Zuckerberg’s response to Musk’s cage-match challenge. He stated, “The story speaks for itself.”
Musk stoked the fires by suggesting a Vegas Octagon and jokingly mentioning a unique move called “The Walrus” where he would lie on his opponent while doing nothing.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
Musk could be in trouble despite his playful gestures. In recent years, Zuckerberg, a former nerd, has become a fitness fanatic and even achieved some proficiency in the martial arts of jiu-jitsu. Musk, however, confesses that he is not a regular exerciser.
Musk has some combat experience in the real world. In interviews, Musk has stated that he had been bullied as a kid and was involved in many street fights. Musk’s streetfighting experiences have led to speculations that he might even use dirty tactics like eye-poking to gain an advantage. This is, of course, the wildest, most hilarious speculation.
Musk could be in trouble if he misses his first opportunity to use his streetfighter techniques. Undoubtedly, the public is waiting with bated breath to see what will happen in this showdown between tech titans. The battle between Meta’s Twitter and Musk’s Twitter is sure to be an exciting spectacle both online and at the Octagon. In the world of technology giants, there is no such thing as a big battle or a challenge that is too outrageous.