Recently, both Shaquille O'Neal and The Big Show have expressed doubt as to whether their planned WrestleMania match is still on the books, but one thing's for sure - if it doesn't happen, it won't be because Shaq isn't in shape.
Though Show has made comments in recent interviews about how the former NBA MVP isn't training seriously for the event, TMZ has released a video that proves he'll be ready on April 2 if the match does happen.
Though Shaq and The Big Show first crossed paths on Raw in 2009, it was WrestleMania 32 that saw them actually compete against one another. Both men were a part of the event's battle royal and immediately locked horns, leading the rest of the participants to push them over the top rope. At last summer's ESPY Awards, WWE shot an angle where Show challenged Shaq to a match for WrestleMania 33 and O'Neal accepted, but since then, they haven't come face to face.
Recently, The Big Show has been impressing longtime fans with photos showing his dramatic weight loss and gym habits. It is expected that this year's WrestleMania will be the last for the former WWE Champion.
Scott Fried is a Slammy Award-winning* writer living and working in New York City. He has been following/writing about professional wrestling for many years and is a graduate of Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/scottfried.
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