Dwight Howard teases possible WWE future after tryout ahead of SummerSlam in Nashville

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After showing up to WWE SummerSlam tryouts in Nashville on Thursday, three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and current free agent Dwight Howard said he’s ready to go pro wrestling and join WWE. If they don’t get a chance. Play basketball again in 2022.

Howard showed off SummerSlam’s efforts with a promo where he impersonated Shunoff, the villain from the 1985 film. The last dragonSpeaking to ESPN’s Arsh Markazi in front of Triple H, Howard shared that joining the WWE is in his future, as No. 1 ends his third stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. 1-overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft is unsigned.

“I love WWE. I love wrestling… I’m thankful and grateful for this opportunity to be here and just witness this whole thing, the trials and everything.” Howard said. “Hopefully one day in the future I’ll actually be in a wrestling ring and hold the belt. That would be amazing.”

At age 36, Howard said he wants to continue playing in the NBA, saying he believes he still has many years left in him and wants to finish his career on a high note. can But in saying that, Howard hinted that his ideal scenario would be once he makes the move to WWE.

“I love basketball, it’s my passion,” Howard said. “I would definitely love to play and just end my career on a high note, a great note, and then transition to the best business in the world, the WWE.”

Sweetening the deal for Howard is the fact that the WWE Performance Center is located in Orlando, FL, the same place where he began his NBA career and became a star. Howard was selected no. 1-overall by the Orlando Magic in 2004, where he became a perennial NBA All-Star and won Defensive Player of the Year three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011.