Shaq Goes Through A Table In First AEW Match
Shaquille O'Neal took his first few bumps in AEW on Dynamite this week in a match against Cody Rhodes.
Shaquille O'Neal took a major table bump on this week's AEW Dynamite in a mixed tag team match against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet. Shaq's partner, Jade Cargill, also made her official in-ring debut in the wrestling promotion.
AEW has been hyping Shaq's debut match for a month now, and whether or not it lived up to the hype, the NBA icon was all-in about showing what he could do in the ring. He even landed some offense on Cody with a powerbomb in tribute to Mr. Brodie Lee.
During the match, Jade had set up a table on the outside of the ring. It was Cody who then hit Shaq with a flying crossbody, taking himself and the big man crashing down into the table. Check out the footage.
Later, Shaq had to be taken in an ambulance only to have disappeared from it not too long after. Shaq has been been in a wrestling ring a few times, even coming in as a surprise entrant in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale at Wrestlemania 32.
Shaq has also made appearances here and there, and actually in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame. A match between him and Big Show seemed like a likely scenario back in 2017, but it never came to be. Now, with Paul Wight and Shaq finding themselves again in AEW, it could be a possibility down the line.