NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has had quite a lot of experience in the ring than your average NBA player. His most recent in-ring appearance was at AEW Dynamite in March 2021, when he went against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet alongside Jade Cargill.

Shaq’s first time in the ring was in 2016, when he was part of WrestleMania 32 at the Andre the Giant memorial Battle Royal. The infamous stare down between Shaq and Big Show still doesn’t go unremembered by fans. It seems the ring is calling him back once again.

Jason Fitz recorded content for ESPN’s SportsNation at an AEW event, and later revealed that Dax Harwood has commented on wanting a piece of Shaq inside the ring. Fitz said that Harwood called out Shaq if he wants to step into the ring with “a real wrestler.

Hey Shaq, don’t forget we got a PPV [Revolution]. I’m calling your a** out. If you ever want to jump into professional wrestling one more time with a real wrestler, holla at your boy.


Shaq revealed back in May that he is interested in stepping into the ring and would do it again in the summer. However, that plan did not come into fruition. Fans are wondering whether Shaq wants to get inside the ring once again, though if he does, it would truly be fantastic.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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