Shaquille O’Neal has teased involvement with pro wrestling before. A WrestleMania match was discussed against The Big Show, but it didn’t happen. This week will see Shaq finally step in the squared circle.
While giving an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Shaq guaranteed that he will win at the AEW Dynamite “Crossroads” special this Wednesday.
“Oh, I’m winning. Guaranteed. I’m the type, I can never back down from a challenge. I’m not a professional wrestler, but I’ve been in a match before. I’ve got a lot of moves in my arsenal. When you step inside somebody’s world, you have to stick to what you’re masterful at. I’m not acrobatic. I’m not going to be jumping off the ropes. I’m coming with the power game. When I get hands-on him, I’m going to display this power. I’m the type that if I have a look and see you do it, I got it.”
We’ll have to see how Shaq does in the ring. He also promised to top all other previous celebrity involvement in pro wrestling. This could be an interesting situation, but AEW is also known to surprise fans.