The Milwaukee Bucks are the best team in the NBA this season, sporting a 39-6 record. While the majority of their success can be attributed to reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the players around him, and the coaching staff; their pre-game routine might have a little something to do with it as well.
The Bucks players often engage in pre-game wrestling matches, which have made their way online in recent months. The routine often features Robin Lopez taking a beating from the Bucks Tag Team Champions Wesley Matthews & Giannis.
Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker) attended a Bucks game in December and critiqued the wrestling skills of the Bucks players.
"Matthews' Frog Splash is top notch," Otis told ESPN. "I would call it a five-star Frog Splash, just like Rob Van Dam back in the day. So this man is already trained. Very high praise."
"But they need a little work," Tucker added. "A little bit. Not a lot. It was good."
Even The Rock took notice of the Bucks' matches, commenting on Giannis' People's Elbow in December.
With the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday, Bucks guard Wesley Matthews said that one day he hopes the team will be able to pull off the match in the locker room. But it could hinge on the involvement of guard George Hill.
"[Hill] ain't gonna do it because he's too cool. But the goal is to get everybody in and try to have like a Royal Rumble," said Matthews
Hill stated that he will need to be Rey Mysterio if they want him booked for the match.
Mysterio and Heavy Machinery are set to compete in the men's Royal Rumble this Sunday. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Bucks are unlikely for the event.