Way to go, Abe Kanan (Former Q101’er) for breaking this story on a recent “Abe Kanan Show” on Howard Stern’s “Howard 101” on SiriusXM! Abe and his crew are weekly fixtures and getting more play than ever! Very nice guys! READ THE STORY FROM YAHOO:
One of the most famous NBA players of all time, Shaquille O’Neal, made a shocking revelation during a radio interview with Abe Kanan. The legendary athlete revealed that he is negotiating with the WWE to take part in a pro wrestling match at the company’s biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania. Wrestlemania celebrates its 28th year in Miami on April 1st, 2012. Shaq is certainly familiar with the popular city. Shaq played for the Miami Heat from 2005 – 2008. WWE is negotiating to get Shaq to brawl with fellow giant, The Big Show. The two athletes had a run-in with one another back in 2009 when Shaq guest hosted an episode of Monday Night Raw. Having seen every Wrestlemania since it originated in 1985, I believe this has the potential to be the biggest celebrity moment in Wrestlemania history.
For hardcore wrestling fans, putting Shaquille O’Neal in a clash with Big Show at the biggest event of the year, may get a negative reaction. Wrestling fans are uptight about outsiders coming into their sport and mixing it up with their heroes. There is a feeling among wrestling fans that Wrestlemania should revolve around the athletes who work hard all year and keep the WWE in business. And although the opinion is valid, the event Wrestlemania has never been solely about wrestling. It’s always been about creating a condition that expands and draws the interest of new consumers. Wrestling is just a part of the Wrestlemania experience.
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