Tonight NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal steps into the ring for All Elite Wrestling, taking on AEW EVP and former TNT Champion Cody Rhodes in a mixed tag team match live on AEW DYNAMITE at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.

Leading into the highly anticipated match, please find these soundbites from both Shaq and Cody discussing the match, as well as a promo highlighting the feud that’s been boiling for months.

Cody answered the following questions:

  • You’ve shown plenty of confidence throughout this feud. Does Shaq’s size and stature not intimidate you whatsoever?
  • What does bringing a name like Shaquille O’Neal into AEW mean for the future of this company?
  • This is a mixed tag match with Red Velvet as your partner.  What are you most looking forward to in teaming with her?
  • If you defeat Shaq on Wednesday night, where does Cody Rhodes go from here?
  • What do you think about Shaq calling you a “cupcake” on national TV?
  • What can fans expect from this match?