Shaquille O’Neal is slated to make his AEW in-ring debut on Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite when he teams with Jade Cargill in a mixed-tag team match against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet.
Originally, Brandi Rhodes was supposed to team with her husband, but since she is pregnant, Velvet will replace her in the contest. Shaq has only wrestled once, which was at WrestleMania 32 in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
However, the NBA Legend is confident in his skills. Speaking to the Chicago Sun Times, Shaq discussed his upcoming AEW Dynamite match.
“Oh, I’m winning. Guaranteed. I’m the type, I can never back down from a challenge. I’m not a professional wrestler, but I’ve been in a match before. I’ve got a lot of moves in my arsenal. When you step inside somebody’s world, you have to stick to what you’re masterful at. I’m not acrobatic. I’m not going to be jumping off the ropes. I’m coming with the power game. When I get hands-on him, I’m going to display this power. I’m the type that if I have a look and see you do it, I got it.”
He ended it when he was asked about comparisons to past celebrity matches, “This one will top them all.”