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Is WWE’s Giant Omos Taller Than NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal?

Published 04/04/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

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Over the years, the WWE Universe has witnessed quite a few ‘Giants’ compete inside the ring. Recently, one of the tallest WWE Superstars to ever step in the ring has caught everyone’s attention. That man is the former tag team partner of AJ Styles, Omos.

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Omos is the third tallest man to be a part of the WWE industry. While, if we look outside of the wrestling business, Omas even beats NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, when it comes to height.



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The NBA Hall of Famer O’Neal’s most significant factor in his gameplay, apart from his incredible technique, was his physicality. Shaquille’s seven-foot-one-inch frame made him one of the toughest players to guard during his basketball days.

Omos beats O’Neal to join the class of Giants!

The WWE Superstar Omos stands 7 ft. 3 inches tall and easily surpasses Shaq O’Neal’s size. Even in WWE, only two have bypassed Omos’ height.

Those professional wrestlers are the late Jorge Gonzalez, who was 8 ft tall, and the late Andre the Giant, who was an inch taller than Omos at 7 ft. 4 inches.


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Tolupe “Jordon” Omogbehin, aka Omos, before joining professional wrestling, was a former college basketball player.

Omos and Shaquille have never crossed paths, even though both athletes have tried their hands in each other’s sports.

In 1994, the NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal had joined WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and presented him with the title.

Will the two Giants ever cross path given their background?

Shaq O’Neal first appeared in the WWE in 2009 and got into a physical altercation with another giant, Big Show. His most memorable appearance in WWE, though, was when he appeared at WrestleMania in 2016.


Shaq joined the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale at WrestleMania 32. There, he squared off once again with the Big Show when he entered the ring.

Talking about Omos apart from his incredible height, he is also one of the most assertive individuals in the WWE right now. He has been a former Raw Tag Team Champion with The Phenomenal One AJ Styles. Even the WWE legend, The Undertaker, considers him unique.


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The WWE seems to have big plans for the Giant Omos as he recently locked horns with the former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley at the Stupendous WrestleMania 38.


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With his incredible strength and enormous height, he can do wonders in the WWE down the line. It’s been a while since Shaq O’Neal has been a part of WWE, but if he does, we might get to see these two giants face to face.

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Written by:

Akash Dhakite


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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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Paras Pande