In a stunning turn of events within the ever-evolving realm of technology, a highly unexpected duel is set to unfold, pitting two industry titans against each other: Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind Facebook, and Elon Musk, the recently anointed owner of Twitter.
This development has sent shockwaves through the tech landscape, as two major social media platforms gear up for not only a virtual showdown but also a tangible, physical confrontation.
Mounting tensions between Zuckerberg and Musk have been building up as Meta, the rebranded entity formerly known as Facebook, readies itself to launch a direct competitor to Twitter. Simultaneously, Musk has ambitious plans to transform Twitter into an all-encompassing “everything app,” directly challenging the supremacy of both Facebook and Instagram.
Not one to shy away from controversy, Musk initiated the challenge through a Twitter thread dedicated to Meta’s forthcoming launch. “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol,” taunted Musk.
I’m up for a cage match if he is lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2023
This remark swiftly followed a prior tweet where Musk expressed doubt about Meta’s chances of success: “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options. At least it will be ‘sane.’ Was worried there for a moment.” Responding to Musk’s cage match proposal, Zuckerberg curtly replied on Instagram, “Send me the location.”
Adding fuel to the fire, Musk suggested the Las Vegas Octagon as the battleground, even humorously alluding to a special move he coined “The Walrus,” where he would simply lie on his opponent without taking any action.
However, despite Musk’s lighthearted overtures, he might find himself in a sticky situation.
Over the past few years, Zuckerberg has transformed from a lifelong tech enthusiast into a dedicated fitness enthusiast, even honing his skills in the martial art of jiu-jitsu. In contrast, Musk admits to rarely engaging in physical workouts.
Although Musk does possess some real-world combat experience from his childhood, where he endured bullying and engaged in street fights, speculation abounds about the possibility of him resorting to unsavory tactics like eye-poking.
However, if Musk fails to use his street fighting skills at the right moment, most people believe he could be at a disadvantage. Irrespective of the ultimate outcome, the Meta versus Musk’s Twitter war promises to be an electrifying spectacle, captivating audiences both in the digital realm and within the Octagon.