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Shaquille O'Neal Confirmed For AEW Dynamite This Week


Weeks after his name was suddenly brought up on All Elite Wrestling programming, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has been announced for this week's edition of AEW Dynamite. The four-time NBA Champion will "address" AEW via Tony Schiavone, and undoubtedly make some sort of reference to Cody Rhodes.


Rhodes dropped the TNT Championship to Darby Allin back at the Full Gear pay-per-view, and the following week he attempted to announce what his next plans would be. He was instead interrupted by newcomer Jade Cargill, who warned him that "Shaq" was on his way to the company. Everybody immediately assumed she meant O'Neal, but Rhodes was quickly shuffled into a storyline with Team Taz before things could be addressed.

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O'Neal's appearance is just one more thing to add to a loaded episode of Dynamite. Check out the card below:

  • Orange Cassidy vs. MJF (Dynamite Diamond Ring)

  • Kenny Omega Promo

  • Sting's First AEW Promo

  • The Young Bucks vs. The Hybrid 2 (TH2 get a tag title shot if they win)

  • The Inner Circle's Ultimatum

  • Abadon vs. TBA

  • FTR vs. The Varsity Blondes

  • Lance Archer, Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Eddie Kingston, The Butcher & The Blade