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• Shaquille O’Neal Asks John Cena About His AEW Debut Match, Cena Responds

16 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena recently appeared as a guest on ‘NBA on TNT’ and had a discussion with Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal, a well known pro-wrestling fan who has not only appeared in the WWF/WWE many times in the past, but also had a match for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling a few weeks ago, where he and Jade Cargill defeated Cody Rhodes & Red Velvet in a mixed Tag Team match.

Here’s what Cena’s conversation with Shaq was like…


“I got a question for you, not about the show, about what you did or what you used to do being a wrestler. I had my first wrestling match a couple of weeks ago. Did you see it, and I would like to get your criticism on what I should have done better.”


“Big Shaq, I’ve been sequestered in a bunker here in Vancouver as they’re really kind of keeping the lockdown to us. Now I heard you made your in-ring debut. I’m going to answer your question with a question. How did you feel about it? When it was all over, how did you feel about your performance?”


“Well, I really wanted to, you know, represent your guys right here, you know, giving a shout out to the Brodie Lee power slam right there, wanted to make it look good. Because listen growing up, you know, I watched you guys…Junkyard Dog, Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan.

I just wanted to represent you guys, and then you know [Cody Rhodes] kind of poked me in my eye and caught me off guard and bodyslammed into a table. I think I did pretty good. I just wanted to represent you, wrestlers, because you guys are some of my favorite athletes. You know how I feel about you, brother. I love you, big fan of yours, congratulations on everything that you’re doing.”


“Man, you are on that Mount Rushmore of sports entertainers. It’s a shame that you were born so large and so gifted on the basketball court because you could have been something in WWE. I still think you can be. But you are Mount Rushmore of sports entertainers.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 31, 2002) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT

On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.

It was broadcasted from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2002’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Edge vs. Goldust

– Lance Storm vs. Scotty 2 Hotty

– Jazz vs. Molly Holly

– William Regal vs. Tajiri

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