AEW’s Paul Wight: Shaquille O'Neal Match Is Closer To Happening Than Ever Before
“I think this is an opportunity for us to have that spectacle match and have some fun with it.”
There are certain questions that will always rear their head in the wrestling world; was Sting the original third man? Was Christopher Daniels going to be the ‘Higher Power’? And will Shaq and Paul Wight ever get to wrestle a singles match?
As for the latter, it appears we may get an answer soon, with Wight himself telling Inside The Ropes’ Kenny Mcintosh:
“Absolutely. It got very close to happening,” when talking of Shaq vs. Big Show in WWE “I think we dropped the ball a little bit on communication. Shaq’s a real busy dude, he’s got a lot going on, a lot of brands. I think the biggest thing was aligning WWE and Shaq for what WWE’s vision was of the match they wanted us to have.
“Around WrestleMania season it’s usually a tough time for Shaq because there’s basketball going on and a lot of things that occupy his time. I think with AEW we don’t have as much red tape. I mean, Shaq’s already competed in AEW. I think this is an opportunity for us to have that spectacle match and have some fun with it. Honestly, I think it’s closer to happening than it’s ever been.”