Dwight Howard tells TMZ Sports he’s dead serious about his interest in joining the WWE — explaining he’d trade the basketball court for the wrestling ring this year if the offer was right. Howard showed back in July he certainly has the chops to cut it in the squared circle — delivering an epic promo after crashing a WWE tryout in Nashville.
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In fact, Dwight said if the offer to wrestle in the WWE was better than one an NBA team could give him — he’d have no qualms taking it. “Whatever opportunity is best,” the NBA free agent said. As for what kind of personality Dwight would have in the org. — he said he could be both a hero and a villain. -via TMZ.com / September 25, 2022
Triple H (aka Paul Levesque) said that he is ready for Dwight Howard to sign onto the company. Howard made a name for himself when he was a double-double machine with the Orlando Magic, but after a successful open tryout in Nashville over the summer, WWE’s chief content officer wants him on board whenever he’s ready. “When he says, ‘Hey, I want to give this a shot,’ he’s got my phone number. All he’s got to do is call me, and we’ll see what can happen,” he told Sporting News. “If he’s willing to put in the grind and drive that guys like Logan Paul and Bad Bunny and Tyson Fury are willing to put in, then let’s go.” -via FOXnews.com / September 22, 2022
Speaking with The Sporting News after the WWE Crown Jewel 2022 press conference, Triple H was asked whether there has been any movement on Dwight Howard potentially coming to WWE. He responded by noting that all Howard has to do is call him, and if he’s willing to do the work, they’ll go from there. “I think the ball’s in his court. It’s a funny thing, Dwight, in the conversations we had was like, ‘I really want to do this, I’m serious. I really want to do this.’ But we hear that a lot, and there’s a difference between saying, ‘I wanna do this,’ and putting the grind and doing the work to get there.” -via Fightful / September 21, 2022