Shaquille O'Neal signed a multi-year contract extension with Turner Sports earlier this year. While the announcement largely focussed on his continued role on TNT's Inside The NBA, the press release hinted Shaq might step inside the squared circle in All Elite Wrestling. The four-time NBA Champion then told The Athletic: "I'd love to fight Cody. Write it. Print it. Text it to him. Call AEW up and tell them."
AEW seemingly kicked off the feud on last night's episode of Dynamite. Cody came to the ring and a cut a promo on how he was considering his next steps and teased revisiting his rivalry with MJF. He was quickly interrupted, though, by Jade Cargill. She has been in the ringside crowd on Dynamite for the past few weeks and is currently training at the Nightmare Factory.
Cargill proceeded to insult The American Nightmare and said there was nothing giant about him. She then said he is no giant killer, but she has a giant of her own and his name is Shaq.
Shaq's teased feud with Cody won't be the first time he has stepped inside the squared circle. He is known to be a big professional wrestling fan and previously competed in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32.