Shaquille O’Neal is a greater wrestler than he’s a TV analyst.
That’s probably not a lot of a press release, as a very good variety of instances this season there have been many stating how Shaq doesn’t actually know the way the NBA recreation is performed immediately, doesn’t actually know who’s enjoying it, and doesn’t care that he doesn’t know.
Shaq confirmed up on AEW’s Dynamite on Wednesday night time, and I gotta be trustworthy with you, as a fan, I’d been ready to hate his look ever because it was introduced weeks in the past. It smacked of Dennis Rodman or Steve McMichael displaying up in WCW (there’s a genius Twitter feed devoted to the latter). A determined clawing for scores is what it seemed like. Simply extra of the bullshit AEW has gotten just a little too deeply into of late. Shaq would both be utterly disinterested or utterly helpless within the ring.
And you recognize what? I didn’t hate it. Not even shut. For one, Shaq seemed like he was having the time of his life. As a lot of a chore as he makes being on TNT’s basketball protection look, this was the other. They didn’t have him do a lot, which is okay, however what he acquired to do he leaned into, together with taking a fairly nasty-looking desk spot.
However most of all, he was used as a automobile to showcase two new(ish) girls on the present in Jade Cargill and Crimson Velvet. They had been within the highlight for the match, and AEW’s greatest downside has been its girls’s division. They each seemed like stars, particularly Cargill, and having no matter eyes had been curious sufficient to see Shaq was as much as see that’s solely a profit. It ended up not being about Shaq in any respect, which was good.