NBA legend Shaquille O’Neill and Jade Cargill vs. Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet has been officially announced for the March 3rd episode of AEW Dynamite.
Shaq hasn’t been shy in asking Cody for a match in recent and this announcement has been in the works for a few months now, saying at one point:
“Cody Rhodes, you little punk. You want to battle? You just name the time and date. I’ll be there. You little punk, with your blonde hair. You look like a little girl. You want some of the Shaq Attack, Name the place. Matter of fact, let’s do it March. How about that?”
The match was originally expected to take place at AEW Revolution on March 7th but that’s the same day as the NBA All-Star Game and Shaq will no doubt be busy with that.
Presumably, Brandi Rhodes was originally supposed to partner her husband Cody but back in December they announced they’re expecting their first child, precluding her from any physical activity in AEW.
O’Neal was part of the Andre ‘The Giant’ Memorial battle royal at WrestleMania 32 and rumours have swirled for over a decade that he would step into a WWE ring for a one on one match with The Big Show. Instead, his ‘proper’ wrestling debut will take place in AEW.