That might not have been wise. Celebrities have been a part of the wrestling world for decades now and that will be the case for a long time to come. It makes sense to bring starts from outside the wrestling world into the bubble, if nothing else just to see how they react. It can be even better if they have an athletic background of their own, but one instance might have included a mistake.

During an interview with Digital Spy, AEW’s QT Marshall said that he lied to Shaquille O’Neal in order to get him to go through a table. Marshall said O’Neal had mentioned the possibility of going through a table so Marshall told him there would be a pad underneath. O’Neal did go through a table during his match on the March 3 edition of AEW Dynamite, with Marshall claiming that O’Neal yelled at him after the match. There is no word on if O’Neal will appear for AEW again.

He didn’t seem to mind. Check out O’Neal’s time in AEW, including the match:

Shaq Gets Knocked Out by Cody Rhodes! | AEW Dynamite

Check Out Shaq and Jade Cargill's Amazing Entrances | AEW Dynamite

Shaq - The Aftermath | AEW Dynamite

Opinion: I’m not entirely sure if I can believe Marshall’s story. First of all, you would think that O’Neal might have noticed the lack of a pad underneath the table. Second, it would not seem to be the brightest move to lie to a fairly well known celebrity about something like this. AEW did get something special by having O’Neal appear, and I find it hard to believe that they lied to him about such an important part of his match.

Do you believe Marshall? Will O’Neal wrestle for AEW again? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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