Former Tag Team Champion Wanted To Be Shaquille O’Neal Of WWE

Former Tag Team Champion Wanted To Be Shaquille O’Neal Of WWE AEW

A former tag team champion wanted to be the Shaquille O’Neal of WWE.

Titus O’Neil currently works as an ambassador for WWE after an in-ring career that saw him win the WWE Tag Team Championships and become the first 24/7 Champion.

Over the years, O’Neil has become renowned for his charity work and thanks to that, he won the 2020 Warrior Award. With everything he has achieved, Titus still has one goal that hasn’t been quite completed just yet.

Appearing on The Dad Edge podcast, the former WWE Tag Team Champion explained that he always wanted to be the Shaquille O’Neal of WWE. Titus said:

“My youngest son’s name is Titus and Shaquille O’Neal is my fraternity brother, and he’s also one of my favorite all-time sports entertainers, he did more than just play basketball.”

“He was rapping, he was in movies, in every other commercial you could name, pushing every product you could name.”

Reflecting on his admiration for Shaq and wanting to be him in WWE, O’Neil stated:

“I felt that I wanted to be the Shaquille O’Neal of WWE where I didn’t want to just be known as a professional wrestler, I wanted to be a superstar that could do anything and everything.”

“Put me in a movie, put me on the red carpet, put me at a football game, commentate, do whatever and I’d be just fine.”

“That’s how I came up with Titus O’Neil. Of course, somebody thought that I should be Irish so they took the A out and put an I in.”

Transcription via Fightful

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