The 2016 ESPY Awards were held last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and was hosted by fifteen-time WWE World Champion, John Cena.
Before the ceremony got underway, like most award shows, celebrities and athletes made their way to the Microsoft Theater through the red carpet. It was during this time that Big Show and Shaquille O’Neal came face-to-face in what looked to be a very friendly meeting. However, The World’s Largest Athlete threw down a challenge to the NBA legend; that challenge being a match at next year’s WrestleMania 33 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
— Paul Wight (@PaulWight) July 13, 2016
Shaq facing off against Big Show in a match was briefly teased about 7 years ago (2009) when the two came face to face in the middle of the ring on an episode of Raw. They both had their hands on each other’s throats until Shaq threw Big Show to the floor. Most recently, both men briefly met in the middle of the ring at this year’s WrestleMania 32 during the 3rd annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Afterwards, during a WWE.com exclusive interview with Renee Young, Shaq challenged Big Show to a match “whenever, wherever”.
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