Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal go at it in ring as Chris Jericho visits TNT set
Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley have shared some hilarious moments on the set of NBA on TNT. Thursday night’s airing was no exception, as the former players went toe-to-toe in a wrestling ring with Chris Jericho, who was making a guest appearance on the show.
Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith stood back as Shaq went straight after Chuck in the makeshift ring. As you might expect, Shaq was the aggressor. The Big Diesel pinned Barkley against the ropes, then proceeded to heave him to the mat in a sloppy reverse slam. With Charles Barkley struggling to get up, Shaq tried to make his way to the top rope for a finishing move. Unfortunately, though, he was a bit slow in doing so, which allowed Barkley to escape.
"I'm gonna sue!!" 💀🤣🤣
Chuck & Shaq went at it in the ring! pic.twitter.com/bE7I0v83Y8
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 8, 2019
Eventually, Ernie and Kenny joined in, simulating a tag-team matchup:
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) November 8, 2019
This isn’t the first time Shaq and Charles Barkley have engaged in a wrestling match. In 2016, the two big men nearly broke a sofa as result of their backstage shenanigans:
Shaq and Charles Barkley wrestling😂 pic.twitter.com/StJgDeReiv
— HoopMix (@HoopMixOnly) April 29, 2016
Wrestling matches between Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are not related to basketball analysis in any way, but we’re here for it every day of the week. It looks like Chuck has some work to do if he hopes to beat Shaq in their next bout, though.