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A potential future NBA Hall of Famer has an open invite to WWE.
Triple H (aka Paul Levesque) said that he is ready for Dwight Howard to sign with the company.
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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 when he’s ready.
“When he says, ‘Hey, I want to try this,’ he has my phone number. All he has to do is call me and we’ll see what happens,” he said. he told Sporting News. “If he’s willing to work hard and drive what guys like Logan Paul, Bad Bunny and Tyson Fury are willing to do, then let’s go.”
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Howard is still an NBA free agent, having played for the Los Angeles Lakers last year; it was his third stage with the team. But every time he decides to call it a basketball career, he wants his WWE journey to be a totally different chapter that sets it apart from his previous career.
“I’m not going into this as ‘I’m Dwight Howard, the basketball player,'” Howard said. said in july. “This is a whole new ballgame for me. I want to be. I want to learn from all these guys and be the best fighter I can be if it leads me down this path. Where I’m fighting and just enjoying it. I mean, you only have one life, you know?
The 53-year-old former wrestler said “the ball is in [Howard’s] court.”
“It’s kind of fun. Dwight, in the conversations we had, he was like, ‘I really want to do this, I’m serious. I really want to do this,'” Triple H said. “But we hear that a lot. And there’s a difference between saying, ‘I want to do this,’ and putting in the effort and putting in the work to get there. I came to our tryouts in Nashville, it was incredibly entertaining, being involved in promotions of himself and then with others. Incredibly entertaining, really motivated to want to do this. It’s just a question for him, he has a lot going on right?
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Howard certainly has the body type of a WWE superstar. He is 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 265 pounds of lean muscle.
When he started in the league during the 2017-2018 season, Howard averaged 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds per game. He led the NBA in rebounds per game five times in six seasons from 2007 to 2013.