Look: Did Shaq Just Issue a Challenge for WWE SummerSlam?

Look: Did Shaq Just Issue a Challenge for WWE SummerSlam?

This would be the Diesel's biggest competition yet.

Published July 28, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal is welcoming his biggest challenge to date. And we mean biggest.

The Hall of Fame center took to his Instagram account Thursday afternoon to lay down a challenge to WWE Superstar Big Show — all 7-feet and 441 pounds of him — to find out who's the most dominant big man of all, period.

With World Wrestling Entertainment's SummerSlam pay-per-view event just three weeks away on August 21, could Brooklyn's Barclays Center be the site for match?

Or would Shaq prefer to wait until WrestleMania 33 next April in Orlando?

Whatever the time frame of the match, it's clear that the Diesel wants to put that Shaq Fu all over Big Show. 

We're talking hands and feet.

The "rivalry starter" that Shaq is referring to was sparked in 2009, when he hosted WWE's Monday Night Raw and had to put hands on Big Show.

This past April, at WrestleMania 32, the two larger-than-life athletes came face to face again — this time during the event's third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Although they wound up collaborating at that moment, their tense staredown was enough for the four-time NBA champion to issue the following challenge immediately after.

Two weeks ago on the ESPYS red carpet, Big Show made it a point to challenge Shaq to a WrestleMania match next year.

WWE has to schedule the match and ring the bell on this clash of the titans already!

Can't wait.

Who's winning, though?

For what it's worth, Floyd Mayweather Jr. did defeat Big Show in a WWE ring just a few years ago, so our money is on Shaq. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)


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