NBA All-Star and three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard participated in the WWE tryouts during SummerSlam 2022 weekend. Footage of Howard cutting a WWE-style promo in Nashville, TN later appeared online.
During a recent interview with Sporting News, WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H discussed Howard’s future in the company and said that “the ball is in his court.” From the sounds of “The Game,” Howard does seem like he wants to wrestle. Triple H also said he’s just a phone call away if Howard decides to pursue this further.
“Dwight, in the conversations we had, was like, ‘you know 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 want to do this,’ and putting in the grind and doing the work to get there.”
“When he says, ‘hey, I want to give this a shot,” he’s got my phone number,” said Levesque. “All he’s got to do is call me and we’ll see what can happen. If he’s willing to put in the grind and the drive that guys like Logan Paul, Bad Bunny and Tyson Fury are willing to put in, then let’s go!”