Oh, what could have been. Big Show and Shaquille O’Neal began teasing a one-on-one match way back at WrestleMania 32, and then continued to ramp up to that match at this year’s WrestleMania. Then in the home stretch, rumors began swirling that the match was off. There was some back-and-forth for weeks until Big Show was finally entered into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and that was that.
Shaq never ended up attending WrestleMania 33 (and perhaps not coincidentally, there was no celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame this year), and that match never went down. We figured that would be the end of the story, but now Shaq is spilling the beans, and apparently it is all WWE’s fault that everything fell apart.
On the latest episode of his podcast, Shaq discussed the situation with his co-host John Kinkade, his producer Rob Jenners, and stand-up comedian Craig Gass (probably no relation to Pete Gas).