Enes Kanter has made his wrestling aspirations no secret once he finishes up with his NBA career.
Kanter previously revealed that he's had offers from WWE, but still has some years left on his basketball legs.
Speaking to Jensen Karp on the No-Sports Report, Kanter revealed that he is hoping to play for five more years before retiring and transitioning into wrestling.
Kanter is already a former WWE champion, having won the 24/7 Title in September 2019. And he had plans to face the current 24/7 Champion Rob Gronkowski at SummerSlam.
"So the Summer Slam was actually going to be in Boston at TD Garden this summer, but I think it’s canceled. So, I was thinking like, if me and Gronk go against each other, the Boston crib would go crazy," said the Boston Celtics center.
Kanter and Karp discussed the possibility of getting Tom Brady involved as well, with Karp saying Brady should reveal his Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey during the contest.
Though Kanter appears WWE bound, he did have an offer from MJF to appear at the AEW event in Boston in October 2019. Kanter never showed and isn't currently messing with AEW.
“I watched a little of AEW, but like they said, ‘Hey, if you ever want to get on WWE, do not mess with it.’ I’m like, okay, sure. I’m not! (laughs)."
Kanter, like so many others, is currently living the quarantine life as the NBA has suspended its season due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is unknown when the season will resume. Kanter was averaging 8.2 points and 7.7 rebounds in 17.2 minutes with the Celtics before the season came to a halt.
Thanks to Jesen Karp for sending in the transcription.