Shaquille O'Neal hosts 'Monday Night Raw,' gets physical - Ball Don't Lie - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
After getting shunned by White House security on Sunday, new Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal(notes) made his way over to the Verizon Center where he hosted the World Wrestling Entertainment's "Monday Night Raw" in Washington, D.C. Here's a look at the highlights, including Shaq tearing up a Kobe Bryant(notes) poster and telling the pro-Washington Wizards crowd that "LeBron James told me to tell you hello." What a character.
I haven't watched wrestling since Koko B. Ware and The Big Boss Man were around, but from what I can tell, WWE fans were impressed with Shaq's performance. Todd Martin of ifight365.com called it "predictably awesome" and noted Shaq is "a real natural for pro wrestling, with his size, charisma and speaking ability." Can't argue with that, though he really should have entered the "squared circle" with a panda.