Giannis Antetokounmpo Poses with WWE Legends Sting and Chris Jericho in Iconic Picture

Published 08/28/2021, 10:40 PM EDT
Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Giannis Antetokounmpo is a true wrestling fan at heart. The Greek Freak recently showed up at an AEW event at Milwaukee’s American Family Field and took the fans by surprise. He made a starry entry, just like a champion wrestler would do with the entrance music and all the hype that follows.

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With that, the recently crowned NBA Champion also got an opportunity to meet his childhood heroes. And ever since, the 26-YO can not help himself from boasting about the electrifying experience.

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When Giannis Antetokounmpo met with the greatest wrestling names of all time

Surrounded by the chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP!!!”, the Bucks’ captain turned the AEW night into the Freak Show. Giannis showed up with his brother Alex and son Liam and took the reserved front-row seat to enjoy the thrill of the dynamic event. 

But everything aside, the man of the hour found his childhood dream come true when he met with his heroes. He met with ‘the belt collector’ Kenny Omega and got a picture with the star carrying his championship belt. He then got a chance to meet with the megastars like Chris Jericho, Sting, CM Punk and Paul Wight. 

Turns out that the 6’11” Giannis finally met a superhuman in The Big Show as the latter made him “feel so small”. This was as if Shaquille O’Neal had met with Yao Ming and got his kind of reality check. Take a look – 

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The Greek Freak and his fandom for wrestling

Well, Giannis is a huge fan of legendary WWE Tag Team partners, the Hardy Boyz. He had even shown up in the Road to WrestleMania promotional event in the past. His 2017 interview with a WWE host went viral as the man came out as a huge follower of the combat sport.

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At least now his NBA fans know why Giannis and his Bucks team would wrestle as their pre-game ritual. True, Giannis is still not very comfortable with entering into a ring and standing tall at the corners *he almost slipped at the AEW ring*. But if he makes it a regular practise to show up at such events, one can hope for greater action coming from him.

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So what do you say, Giannis as an NBA player or a future wrestler, which gets you more rush as a fan? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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