Shaquille O’Neal Can Run Wild Like Hulk Hogan But Can’t Do What This WWE Legend Does

Published 05/12/2022, 11:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Shaquille O’Neal attends the WBC heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal was one of the NBA’s most dominant players. During his career, “Big” Shaq optimized his size and power. Additionally, his opponents were intimidated by his persona. In addition, Shaquille O’Neal is as savage as WWE legend Hulk Hogan. However, Shaq talking on The Post Game revealed that he can’t do a ‘Wooo!’ like the WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

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On The Post Game, Shaq was asked about his Mount Rushmore of Pro Wrestling.

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Responding to this, Shaq stated, “I don’t want to disrespect guys, but it’s a lot. It’s lot of guys like, I’ll try Hulk Hogan, see but I’m kinda weird because I see a lot of guys like Jimmy Superfly Snuka, A bad bad D’Lo Brown. I like guys like that. You know, The Undertaker, so it’s a lot of great names. I don’t want to disrespect guys.”

Furthermore, the interviewer questioned Shaq if Ric Flair is on his list of all-time greats. To which he responded, of course, and he wished he could do a “Wooo!” like Ric Flair, but his voice restricts him from doing so.

During his stint, Ric Flair was famous for his WOO! catchphrase. Additionally, the iconic Nature Boy catchphrase has also heavily influenced popular culture.

Shaquille O’Neal has made multiple appearances in WWE

WWE is famous for bringing in celebrities from different industries. Logan Paul, Muhammad Ali, Bad Bunny, and Mike Tyson are just a few names that WWE has brought in to get a wider reach. In addition, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is one of the celebrities that WWE brought in.

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Shaq surprised the world by appearing in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32 in 2016. He stormed onto the stage and confronted the Big Show, the guy he demolished on Raw seven years before WrestleMania 32. However, both Big Show and Shaq were tossed down the ring by the all other wrestlers.

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However, Shaq’s first wrestling appearance was in 1994, when he didn’t wrestle anyone but was there to give the title to Hulk Hogan after he defeated Ric Flair.

 

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

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