If you don’t like pro wrestling, you may not understand the near-constant, terrible game of mental chess going on in the heads of its fans.
We don’t live in the moment — we live six months down the road from the moment, discussing and arranging and rearranging where we think the match or moment we just saw will end up. We’re always three moves ahead in a game that doesn’t exist, and that spreads to the Internet, and that spreads to news. Sadly this is as close as most wrestling fans will ever come to playing chess.
That being said, here’s a line from today’s Wrestling Observer:
Shaquille O’Neal today on the Abe Kanan show mentioned that he is in talks for a match against Big Show at this coming year’s WrestleMania.
Fans have been speculating about a Shaq vs. Big Show Wrestlemania match since July of 2009, when the two came to blows during Shaq’s guest hosting appearance on WWE Raw. Big Show is the most Shaq-sized guy WWE has and Shaq isn’t busy with basketball anymore, so hey, why not? Big Show has proven that he’s the go-to guy for the best and worst of celebrity guest matches, having a fantastic match with boxer Floyd Mayweather at Wrestlemania 24 and one of the worst pieces of sh*t you’ll ever see against Sumo Grand Champion Akebono at Wrestlemania 21.
Plus, Shaq is no stranger to pro wrestling. Ever wanted to see an old white guy rip off Shaq’s clothes in a masculine rage? That and more, below.