For those of you who may be in confusion, we know what you might be thinking – how on Earth did Shaquille O’Neal end up in the wrestling world?! Well, in case you missed it, earlier this year O’Neal made a surprise appearance at the 3rd annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: WrestleMania 32
. The NBA star had also previously hosted WWE Monday Night Raw
back in 2009.
Watch his surprise appearance here:
Shaq made it clear that he was there for only one person; it was none other than Big Show. The duo had a tense face-off or shall we say choke-off. Neither of them eventually won the match, Baron Corbin ended up taking home the title. After the whole event ended everyone had only one thing in mind – we NEED to see an epic showdown between these two! Imagine all the hype and tension during the match, we bet it’ll get us at the edge of our seats.
Yesterday, the ESPY Awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) took place in Los Angeles and was hosted by another WWE Star, John Cena. It appears that Big Show and Shaq ran into each other at the event and their brief encounter was caught on tape. They were apparently discussing about a match and Big Show was overheard saying “I’m in”. He later hugged O’Neal and said “I love you man”.
Now, who wouldn’t be extremely excited after seeing that clip? It’s definitely going down, and we certainly can’t wait for the big day. Naturally, fans who have been anticipating for this moment also freaked out and expressed their thoughts via Twitter.
Others on the other hand weren’t too thrilled of the idea.
So what do you think of the future showdown? Will it be an unforgettable match that’ll go down in history or will it just go downhill? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.