Latest update casts plenty of doubt over whether rumored WrestleMania match happens WWE/YouTube

It looks like the WrestleMania 33 match with the longest set up may be in danger of not happening at all.

After setting up a potential WrestleMania match at last year’s big event, Shaquille O’Neal’s latest comments push back against the Big Show and hint at no match happening, via WrestleZone:

?It?s not going to happen? That?s probably right. It?s not my fault, that?s all you need to know.

It ain?t my fault? Oh, it ain?t my fault. It don?t matter what they say. It has nothing to do with the Diesel and his management. That?s what I got to say, but, it?s not totally off yet but it?s not looking good.

But it doesn?t matter, I?m still working out and I still look better than Big Show. I?ll still meet him wherever he wants to meet me. These next thirty days, I?m about to go hard. I?m still doing it like it?s going down.?

Big Show said much of the same, per [H/T Cageside Seats]

“I?ve given 22 years of my blood, sweat and tears to this business and I?m doing this favor to Shaq. This could be my last WrestleMania. He needs to step up. I?m not trying to be mean, but my time?s valuable. I get it. I don?t have foot powder commercials, car commercials, insurance commercials. I get it. He?s a busy man. But if he?s gonna step in the ring, in my business, at our biggest event of the year? Show me you?re serious. If anything, talk a little trash. Let me know you?re motivated. Because right now? I just get the feeling he?s terrified. He shot his mouth off, he?s in over his head and he?s trying to back out. So just let me know what?s going on, brother.?


Since this is the world of pro wrestling, this could just be Big Show cutting a promo on Shaq to help maintain interest ahead of WrestleMania, but as Cageside Seats points out in their daily rumor roundup, there does appears to be some legitimate concern that the match won?t happen after all.

If the match indeed doesn?t happen, it would leave the Big Show open to do something else at WWE?s biggest event of the year. Big Show, who is in fantastic shape and is under 400 pounds right now, and the veteran could make a fine addition somewhere else on the WrestleMania card.

Hopefully Big Show has something to do, as he has worked hard to cut down his weight recently to get in shape for WrestleMania 33. It would be a shame if all that work didn?t get paid off with an angle at this year?s event.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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