Over the weekend, rumors began to fly fast and furious (or from one source, anyway) that WWE was working with LaVar Ball to have the basketball patriarch and supremely loathed man make a live appearance on Monday’s episode of Raw. The synergy was undeniable, as Lonzo Ball was selected No. 2 overall in the NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, and WWE was rolling into L.A.’s Staples Center this week. And also, WWE fans love to boo things.
By Monday afternoon, LaVar was spotted backstage at the Staples Center and it was pretty clear that this was a done deal. He even posed for a photo with fellow brand paterfamilias Titus O’Neil.
Again, synergy! If you were worried Ball wouldn’t fit right in with WWE, fear not:
Plenty of other images of LaVar schmoozing backstage were released, until WWE’s main Twitter account finally announced LaVar and Lonzo would be special guests of The Miz on his MizTV segment.
The fateful segment finally arrived, and flanked by Big Baller Brand-clad mannequins, Miz introduced LaVar and LaMelo Ball. LaVar then introduced Lonzo Ball, complete with Lakers graphics. The segment devolved from there, and involved LaVar taking his shirt off and Dean Ambrose talking about having balls and … well, just go ahead and watch.
And if you want the CliffsNotes version:
We all knew LaVar would be a natural in WWE, and the guy delivered. Don’t be surprised of you see LaVar Ball on WWE television more often than Chrisley. And that guy knows best!