Dwight Howard wants to join WWE after the end of his NBA career


Dwight Howard could trade a hardwood pitch for the squared circle.

The three-time Defensive Player of the Year showed up for WWE tryouts during SummerSlam week in Nashville on Thursday midway through his offseason in free agency. In an interview with Arash Markazi, Howard said he believed in joining WWE is in his future if he doesn’t get the chance to play basketball again this season.

“I love WWE. I love wrestling…I’m grateful and grateful for this opportunity to be here and witness all of this, tryouts and all,” Howard said. someday in the future I’ll be in the ring wrestling and holding the belt. That would be awesome.”

Howard, the Magic’s No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, is still an unrestricted free agent after wrapping up his 18th season in the league and his third stint with the Lakers. Although he wants to continue playing in the NBA, Howard has indicated that he would like to join WWE once his basketball career is over.

Dwight Howard, center, spent last season with the Lakers.
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Dwight Howard on WWE tryout
Dwight Howard on WWE tryout
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Dwight Howard would like to join the WWE.
Dwight Howard would like to join the WWE.
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After Howard, who also cut an onstage promo during the WWE tryout, averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in just 16.2 minutes last season, no team signed the eight-time All-Star. The idea of ​​joining WWE suits Howard, who could probably head to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, where the 36-year-old started his NBA career.

“I love basketball, it’s my passion. I still have years ahead of me,” he said. “I would really like to play and end my career on a high, a high, and then move on to the best company in the world, WWE.”



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