That would be a big one. Celebrities have made appearances in wrestling for decades now and that will always be the case. It is the kind of thing that makes all kinds of sense, as wrestling fans want to see what happens when an outsider comes into their world. If it is someone who has an athletic background of their own, it can be made even easier. That might be the case again, in a rather big way.

During an interview with Pop Culture, Shaquille O’Neal talked about wanting to face AEW’s Paul Wight in a match at some point in the future. The match was hinted at in WWE in 2016 but never took place, reportedly due to WWE thinking O’Neal would not have taken it seriously enough. Since the, O’Neal has wrestled in a tag team match in AEW, teaming with Jade Cargill to face Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet in a losing effort on March 3. There has been no suggestion of such a match from AEW.

O’Neal has some experience. Check out his time in the ring:

Shaq Gets Knocked Out by Cody Rhodes! | AEW Dynamite

Shaq - The Aftermath | AEW Dynamite

Opinion: The match makes all the sense in the world and I would not be a bit surprised to see it take place at some point. O’Neal is a celebrity and having him face O’Neal is the most logical way to get him back in the ring. I’m not sure when the match will take place, but I would be surprised if it did not happen. Go with what makes sense here, even if it is a one off moment.

What do you think of the idea? Will the match take place? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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