Shaq To Wrestle In AEW Match In Jacksonville This Week

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Shaquille O'Neal attends ESPN Gala: '30 For 30: This Magic Moment' Screening during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on April 14, 2016 in New York City.


Shaq is returning to the wrestling ring.

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, who previously appeared at the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WWE WrestleMania 32, will be competing in a match for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Shaq is under contract with Turner Sports, which owns TNT, the network that airs AEW events.

According to, Shaquille O’Neal will be participating in a mixed tag team match. He will be partnered with former Jacksonville University basketball star Jade Cargill.

“Shaq’s a part our family there on TNT, of course doing NBA basketball,” AEW commentator Jim Ross said. “You find out that Shaq’s a wrestling fan, then you find out that Shaq is kind of mentoring Jade Cargill.”

Shaq and Cargill will be facing off against AEW executive Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet.

Cargill was named to the Atlantic Sun Preseason First Team for the 2012-2013 season as she entered her senior year at Jacksonville University.

AEW Dynamite airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on TNT.

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