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Enes Kanter on timeline for possible WWE career, his Mount Rushmore of wrestling, 24/7 Title win

Thanks to The No-Sports Report for sending us the following:

NBA STAR ENES KANTER TALKS JOINING THE WWE, MEETING THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS WRESTLING MT. RUSHMORE ON THE NO-SPORTS REPORT PODCAST

The Boston Celtics Center Joins Host Jensen Karp on Today’s Episode of The No-Sports Report Available Now

ENES ON WHEN HE PLANS TO LEAVE THE NBA FOR WWE

“I think, I am hoping to play five more years. So like, yeah, I got to finish up like 14-15 years in the league.”

ENES ON WHETHER HE’S GONNA BE A HEEL OR BABYFACE

“Oh my God. I’m going to be heel. I’ll be the biggest heel the WWE has ever seen!”

“I feel like it is more fun. It’s like entertaining people more. And for me, it’s like getting in people’s face and trash talk them and troll them. I don’t cuss, but I trash talk a lot… It’s just definitely more fun to go out there and be a heel, be a bad guy, I don’t know, I just like it better.”

ENES ON WHAT HIS MOVIE MATCH WOULD BE LIKE

“I think because I’m coming from playing basketball, I would be playing one on one with somebody and then as soon as he’s like taking a shot, right. I’m probably just like attacking him and just like, I don’t know, just body slamming him.

ENES ON GRONK BEING THE CURRENT 24/7 CHAMPION AND THE DREAM SUMMER SLAM MATCH IN BOSTON THAT COULD’VE BEEN

“So the Summer Slam was actually going to be in Boston at TD Garden this summer, but I think it’s canceled. So, I was thinking like, if me and Gronk go against each other, the Boston crib would go crazy.”

Jensen: “The only way you can get that to be bigger is if [Tom] Brady is the ref.”

Enes: “Oh my God, yeah, though right now they’d probably hate it.”

Jensen: “With a huge reveal of his [Buccaneers] jersey.”

ENES ON MEETING HIS IDOL, THE UNDERTAKER AND FINDING OUT IF THE EYE ROLL IS REAL OR NOT

“I went backstage, I saw some of the wrestlers, girls and guys and I’m like, “Oh my God, this is so like amazing.” But at the same time, it’s so weird. I actually got to meet with Undertaker in Madison Square Garden. He came to our locker room and I was wanting to like know that the eye roll thing is fake or not. And I asked him and I took a video of it. It’s actually on my Instagram and it’s real! He did that. I actually got to talk to him a little bit. He asked me, how old are you kid? I’m like, I am back then I was like I’m 25 years old. He’s like, I got boots older than you. I’m like, okay, well like.”

“He was like my idol, my knees were shaking. But just because I played for the Knicks, Paul Heyman actually would come to some of our games and he’s actually my really good friend. He actually was like, “Hey, let’s go. Are we doing this?” I’m like, dude, like, relax. I gotta finish my basketball career first, then I am all yours.”

ENES ON HIS WRESTLING ‘MT. RUSHMORE’ – TOP 4 WRESTLERS OF ALL-TIME

“Obviously, Undertaker. I got to go with The Undertaker, he is my favorite. The second, I’m going with The Rock. Like you said, what he did for wrestling, it was just amazing. My third one, I’m going with Ric Flair. Just the “Woo!” and everything was just so amazing… my last one, probably Hulk Hogan.”

JENSEN, FORMER WWE WRITER, ON HIS CONTROVERSIAL FOURTH PICK ON HIS WRESTLING MT. RUSHMORE

“Number one, I have him for sure, he’s changed the game. This dude is the most famous, in my opinion, the most famous man on the planet. He started in pro wrestling. I think Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is my first induction into Mount Rushmore. My second is a glass shattering, Stone Cold Steve Austin. I think, if you look back at the legends and all the moments and the things that have happened, Stone Cold is at the front and center of all of it. He was the attitude era as one person. Third, I think you never get to where we are right now in the WWE if it wasn’t for the first initial boom. so you have to say Hulk Hogan. Listen, let’s pretend he never said anything weird. Hulk Hogan, the wrestler, not the man, okay? For now, this is my controversial pick because there’s a lot out there and I know your number one is right on the cusp of being my number four, but my number four is Vince McMahon. The character, not even the man, I’ll say the man, obviously he started the whole thing, but the character of Vince McMahon, I think pushed wrestling and also like his matches in the Attitude era were really fun and good.”

ENES ON WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO WIN THE 24/7 TITLE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

“Oh, you have no idea. I was so nervous. And like Paul Heyman said, ‘You’re going to be the one of the most hated person in New York that night. Are you ready for it?’ I’m like, I’m born for this, let’s go! So like I pinned ‘em. I win the title, I reveal my jersey, it was a Celtics jersey. The whole crowd was booing, cause I played for that team [Knicks], they should love me, but the whole crowd was booing. For me, it was just like a lifetime experience, man, because like every wrestler was there… backstage, I got to meet with them, with Vince McMahon. I talked to Triple H a little bit, he’s like, ‘Make sure you keep my number in your phone.’ I’m like, okay, sure.”

ENES ON WANTING TO DO A TOMBSTONE

“For like 24/7, I told one of my friends, ‘Can I like Tombstone them?’ And he’s like, you’re not there yet. You’re not there, you don’t want to break nobody’s neck.”

ENES ON BEING TOLD NOT TO MESS WITH WATCHING AEW

“I watched a little of AEW, but like they said, ‘Hey, if you ever want to get on WWE, do not mess with it.’ I’m like, okay, sure. I’m not! (laughs)”

ENES ON WHO WOULD BE HIS WWE TAG-TEAM PARTNER FROM THE NBA

“Oh my God, I was actually thinking of two persons – either Tacko or Steven Adams would be HUGE. Either of them will go viral.”

ENES ON WHO HE HAS HIS SIGHTS ON TO FIGHT AGAINST IN A MATCH

“I’m going for big, I’ll go for Big Show.”

FULL EPISODE DESCRIPTION:  

Enes Kanter is a fan favorite wherever he goes: whether it’s playing in the NBA or brawling in the wrestling ring, you can’t help but love this international superstar. The Boston Celtics center talks to Jensen about celebrating Ramadan in quarantine and touches on the NBA’s current proposal to start the playoffs in Vegas or Orlando. Jensen and Enes also share their undying love for commissioner Adam Silver, Boston teammate Tacko Fall and Enes’s eventual employer, the WWE. Plus, Enes declares who’s on his Mt. Rushmore of Wrestling, if he’d be a heel or babyface and if Undertaker can really do that with his eyes (he can). This episode and series supports FeedingAmerica.org. For more of The No-Sports Report, visit treefort.fm/the-no-sports-report






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