It has been reported that the WWE has been in contact with both Shaquille Oâ€™Neal, and Lebron James about possibly working an angle at Wrestlemania XXVIII. Most likely with the Big Show. Although nothing has been confirmed as of yet with the WWE, sources indicate that it is a huge possibility.
also an article from SEScoops.com:
With the NBA basketball season all but canceled at this point due to the lockout situation between the players association and the team owners, there has been talk in WWE about getting a big name NBA star to work an angle at WrestleMania 28. Both Lebron James and Shaquille Oâ€™Neal have worked with WWE before in the past and thereâ€™s a good chance WWE will go after one of them if the NBA season does get canceled.
Weâ€™ve already seen Shaq guest host an episode of Monday Night Raw, and LeBron was once rumored to as well.
Shaq was fantastic in his role because you could tell he was a legit WWE fan, and his interaction with The Big Show was a clash of two of the biggest athletes in the world. It left us all pining for more between those two, and I wouldnâ€™t be surprised at all if we saw The Big Show work a Wrestlemania program with one of the greatest NBA players of all-time. If youâ€™re going to bring in any NBA stars to work the biggest PPV of the year, you want the two biggest stars possible. And no one is a bigger star than LeBron or Shaq.
Given that Wrestlemania 28 takes place in Miami (where the Heat are located) and LeBron is one of the most controversial athletes on the planetâ€”fans either love or hate himâ€”I think it would be a great decision for the WWE to bring him in for the show and possibly make some more casual fans buy the pay-per-view. Shaq is retired from the NBA now so it would be easier to get him. If this were to happen, WM 28 could be the biggest WM of all time.
I also wanted to report that sources have also stated that the plan for the WWE Title at WM 28 as of now is to have CM Punk defending against either Chris Jericho (if they can convince him to return), Dolph Ziggler, Brodus Clay (who is set for a big push), The Miz, R-Truth, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus , Wade Barrett as possible challengers. Although nothing is confirmed that it will happen, it is in the talks with WWE creative right now as Vince wants to keep the Title picture away from the Rock vs Cena match if at all possible.
Your thoughts please on these possible scenarios.