WWE Champion John Cena hopes Shaquille O'Neal heeds his warning.
O'Neal is scheduled to face Big Show at Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando. The former NBA World Champion spent the early part of his career playing for the Orlando Magic. He challenged Big Show after his elimination from the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale which Big Show accepted on the red carpet at the ESPY Awards. In an Interview with TMZ, John Cena described what Shaquille O'Neal is up against at Wrestlemania.
"I just got to hang out with Shaq filming Carpool Karoke. Shaq is such an awesome dude. Don't underestimate Big Show, he's taking it very seriously. He is in great shape. I have known Show for fifteen years and he has truly transformed his body. I think he's really got something to prove at Wrestlemania. Keep in mind this is a guy that two years ago was serenaded by the audience to chants of 'please retire'. I know that kind of hit him close. I know he's busting his ass to make his mark on Wrestlemania. So Shaq, I love hanging out with you, it was a bunch of fun, but my man Show is gonna take it serious. So if you want hype, that's hype, " said Cena.
Big Show recently reappeared on Raw with a noticeably trimmer physique and faced-off with Braun Strowman. Later he said he wanted to face him soon. He has recently stated he lost seventy pounds and has not been in this kind of shape for thirty years.
The match between Big Show and O'Neal is the only match set for Wrestlemania 33 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on April 2nd.