Welcome to another edition of
OFF-TRACK with A-TRAIN
in this episode
IF YOU THOUGHT
THE BIG SHOW/SHAQ STUFF
WAS OVER AND DONE WITH,
OH HOW WRONG YOU ARE
So this past Monday night on RAW, during a weird talk-show comedy segment with The New Day, it was announced that Big Show is going to be a participant in The 4th Annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Which means we're not getting the Big Show vs Shaq match we were told we were getting for the last year.
But as far as Big Show knows, the WWE is still negotiating with Shaquille O'Neal, trying to meet his demands so that the match can still take place.
Here's what he said in a new interview with Sports Illustrated:
"I want to do this match. It certainly isn't on me. I'm serious and dedicated. Whether Shaq has other obligations or business, that's on him. As far as I know, we're still trying to make Princess Shaq happy so we can move forward with the match at WrestleMania. I have a lot of respect for Shaq. He's one of the greatest NBA centers of all time. But here's the thing, and I say this with all humility, I'm one of the greatest big men ever in the WWE.
"I'm giving Shaq the opportunity to showcase himself at our biggest event of the year. He is an entertainer and he is an attraction, and he is a heck of an athlete. But he's hemming and hawing saying it's somebody else's fault. If you want to do this, come do this. This is something where Shaq saw how great of shape I was in, and he decided to back out. That's a personal thing on Shaq."
Wait a minute. Go back to the first paragraph of that quote.
The third sentence.
The one that says "As far as I know, we're still trying to make Princess Shaq happy so we can move forward with the match at WrestleMania."
BIG SHOW JUST CALLED HIM "PRINCESS SHAQ."
And then, in the next sentence, Big Show said "I have a lot of respect for Shaq."
Sure ya do, Big Show. Sure ya do.
As much fun as I've had reporting on Big Show's Abs, Big Show's Abs Again, Big Show Calling Shaq Chicken, Shaq Saying It Wasn't His Fault, Show Saying Shaq Shirtless Looks Like Jabba The Hutt, and Shaq Trying To Show Off His Own Abs, I just kind of want this match either confirmed or I want Big Show and Braun to have a Ladder Match or something instead.
This back and forth thing is getting tiresome.
So, hey. Princess Shaq.
Let's get this done already.
It's time to Shaq or Get Off The Pot.
and oh by the way,
artist's rendering of Princess Shaq
by the incomparable Anna Bauert
watch her latest episode of WWE's Most Ridiculous right now
to show her you care