Shaquille O'Neal Confirmed For This Week's AEW Dynamite

NBA legend Shaq will appear alongside Tony Schiavone on AEW Dynamite this week.

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Shaquille O'Neal will appear on this week's episode of AEW Dynamite, the promotion has confirmed.

AEW tweeted the following a few short hours ago:-


This comes a few weeks after AEW newcomer Jade Cargill teased the NBA giant's arrival, confronting Cody Rhodes in her debut segment. Cargill criticised the former TNT Champion for calling himself AEW's giant-killer, saying her giant was the real star, dropping Shaq's name as she made her exit. A verbal spat with Brandi Rhodes followed, with Jade attacking the AEW Chief Brand Officier in a backstage segment the next week.

There's currently no word on how, exactly, AEW plan on using Shaq, though the current setup hints at a mixed tag pitting Cody and Brandi against O'Neal and Cargill. Shaq was backstage at the Full Gear 2020 pay-per-view on 7 November.


Shaq's addition completes a Dynamite card loaded with huge names. Tony Schiavone will interview wrestling legend Sting following his Winter Is Coming debut, Chris Jericho's Inner Circle could split in their ultimatum segment, The Young Bucks face The Hybrid 2 in a non-title bout, and MJF and Orange Cassidy will contest the Dynamite Diamond Ring.

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