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Will Shaq Wrestle at Miami's Wrestlemania?

Shaquille O'Neal may have hung up his high tops for good, but according to spreading internet rumors he may have not made his last athletic appearance at Sun Life Stadium yet. The buzz is that WWE is trying to sign Shaq to take on similarly tall wrestler The Big Show for a match at next year's Miami-hosted Wrestlemania.


Wrestlemania isn't set to take place until April 1, 2012, but the WWE is already planning big time for what's going to go down in the squared circle. The headlining match has already been announced, and will feature the return of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson against John Cena (possibly for the championship belt).

Now, Wrestlezone.com (and, sorry, we really don't know which wrestling rumor sites tend to be the most legit, so take things with a grain of salt) reports that Shaq may make an appearance.

The 7'1 Shaq already made an appearance in the WWE once before. Back in 2009 he guest hosted an edition of Raw, and found himself in the middle of a confrontation with 7'1 The Big Show.

Shaq wouldn't be the first NBA star to step into the squared circle. Karl Malone and Dennis Rodman made appearances in WCW back in the '90s. Given Shaq's sense of fun and his past projects (Uh, Kazaam, his rap albums, reality shows) this certainly isn't something he'll view as beneath him.

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