Paul Wight has reconfirmed his desire to step into the ring with basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, remarking that the on/off nature of their rivalry had been ‘the biggest tease ever’.
Speaking with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald, the man formerly known as the Big Show noted a sense of urgency about a potential face-off with his fellow giant:
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.
A collision between the pair is certainly not unfathomable, particularly given O’Neal’s recent Dynamite bout alongside Jade Cargill against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet.
Wight noted that whilst he had been impressed with the former NBA star’s performance in that match, he remained unsure of whether the long-awaited collision would take place in an AEW ring:
It was a great match. 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.
In the meantime, Wight is being kept busy over on AEW Dark: Elevation, where he acts as a colour commentator alongside the inimitable, Tony Schiavone.