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.
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.
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.”
Triple H: “[He] came by our tryouts in Nashville, was incredibly entertaining, jumping in promos by himself and with others. Incredibly entertaining, really driven to want to do this. It’s just a matter for him of he’s got a lot of things going on. So when he says, ‘Hey, I wanna give this a shot,’ he’s got my phone number. All he’s gotta do is call me, and we’ll see what can happen. 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,” Triple H said.
Arash Markazi: Dwight Howard said he would like to play in the NBA next season but is ready to transition and join the WWE if that does not happen. His NBA career began in Orlando and he said he’s open to beginning his WWE career in Orlando where the WWE Performance Center is located. pic.twitter.com/VnT0bA1LCB