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Paul Wight Still Wants a Matchup With Shaquille O’Neal

June 24, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– While speaking to The Miami Herald’s Jim Varsallone, AEW’s Paul Wight spoke about still wanting a celebrity matchup with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Earlier this year, O’Neal did work a tag team match on AEW Dynamite. He teamed up with Jade Cargill against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet. The matchup was teased before in WWE, and Wight campaigned for it multiple times. However, it never materialized. Below are some highlights (via Fightful).

Paul Wight on still hoping for a match with Shaq: “I hope so at some point. 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.”

His thoughts on Shaq’s AEW match: “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.”

Earlier this year, Shaquille O’Neal said he plans on wrestling again in the summer.