AEW's Paul Wight Still Wants Match With Shaquille O’Neal
Is Wight ready for the might of Shaq Fu?
For years it was always teased that a match between The Big Show and Shaquille O’Neal was inevitable, with the ‘largest athlete in the world’ against the dominating NBA icon a potential legit box office curiosity. However, the closest we ever got to that was a brief tussle in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32.
Now with both men part of the AEW family, Paul Wight (fka Big Show) has said he still wants to take on Shaq in a match, saying to The Miami Herald:
"I hope so at some point. It's been the biggest tease ever between Shaq vs. me for how many years. At some point, you either never do it because you can't live up to the tease or we need to hurry up and do it before it gets to be yesterday's news,”
Shaq teamed with Jade Cargill against the team of Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet on the March 3 edition of AEW: Dynamite, and Wight was a fan:
"It was a great match,” started Wight “I thought Shaq did a great job with that match. Cody did as well. I saw Cody did a lot of things in that match that he used to do against me. I was thinking, 'I've seen Cody fight the same way against another tall guy.' Shaq did great. Jade did great too, that was one of her first matches. It was a big match for Jade and Red Velvet. The whole thing came off really good for everybody involved. Hopefully, I'll get to wrestle Shaq, but who knows. The powers that be and the way the world works, hopefully. What I do need to talk to Shaq about is getting me a Krispy Kreme franchise."