WrestleMania 33 is still more than eight months away, but one of the matches seems to be falling into place. At Wednesday’s 2016 ESPYS, which was hosted by WWE’s John Cena, Big Show challenged Shaquille O’Neal to a match at the biggest wrestling pay-per-view of 2017.
WWE posted a video of the meeting between the two seven-footers on the ESPY Red Carpet. While it isn’t exactly clear what Big Show and O’Neal said, WWE has indicated that the two will face off in the squared circle on April 2 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
— WWE (@WWE) July 13, 2016
The seeds for a match between Big Show and O’Neal were planted at WrestleMania 32 on April 3 of this year. O’Neal was a surprise entrant in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. As O’Neal and Big Show tried to eliminate each other, the other wrestlers in the match teamed up to toss them both over the top rope. Shortly after, O’Neal said he wanted a singles match against the former WWE Champion.
O’Neal and Big Show had their first confrontation in 2009 when the former NBA star was the guest host of “Monday Night Raw.” Big Show has wrestled a celebrity at WrestleMania before, facing Floyd Mayweather at WrestleMania 24.