Shaquille O’Neal Towers Over John Cena and Over a Dozen Top TV Stars as Warner Bros – Discovery Merger Becomes Official

Published 05/19/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and WWE legend John Cena are two of the most popular athletes in the world. Today, Warner Bros. Discovery held a presentation in New York City, and Shaquille O’Neal and John Cena made their presence. Earlier this year, Warner Media and Discovery were in talks to be one brand. 

And finally, the future of Hollywood would be shaped through excellent hands as the Warner Bros. Discovery merger became official. Of course, after such a massive announcement, many movie stars and entertainers visited today’s presentation.



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These celebrities attended the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront 2022 show at Madison Square Garden Studios. This was also the first presentation since the merger of Discovery, and Warner Bros took place.

Shaquille O’Neal makes everyone look tiny!

Warner Bros. Discovery’s official Twitter shared a picture of top stars, sports entertainers, and celebrities who made their appearances during the presentation. Stars such as Jennifer Hudson, Mike Rowe, Nicole Byer, and others attended the Hulu Theatre, NYC presentation. However, only Shaquille O’Neal stole the thunder of this picture shared.

Former WWE Champion John Cena and the other celebrities present looked very small next to ‘The Big Shamrock.’ Shaq posed for the camera with the widest smile. Shaquille O’Neal looked like the ‘Empire State Building’ as he towered and clicked a picture alongside the top television stars and John Cena.

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This picture was taken backstage after the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront presentation. Later, Shaquille O’Neal took to the stage to speak during the presentation. Pedro Martinez of MLB and Wayne Gretzky of TNT and Turner Sports accompanied Shaq.

The NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is always the tallest man in any room. Before this presentation, only other athletes or his former teammates witnessed how tall Shaq was. However, today, many top TV stars and celebrities saw just how tall the 7’1 Giant Shaq is.

‘The Champ’ John Cena made two visits to Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront 2022

The 16-time WWE World Champion John Cena made two separate appearances during the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront 2022 presentation. His first visit was alongside director James Gunn to announce season 2 of DC’s “Peacemaker” series.


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The first season of Peacemaker was a massive hit, and after this presentation, Peacemaker’s second season was officially coming to HBO Max. Well, ‘The Champ’ second appearance during the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront presentation was as a duo with Nicole Byer.

John Cena and Nicole Byer announced the return of the TBS series “Wipeout.” The duo made impromptu jokes on stage. Very few know that John Cena and Byer are the iconic hosts of the Wipeout series, and now fans will continue to fall in love with the duo.


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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.

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