— WWE recently posted an interview with The Big Show on WWE.com, mainly talking about his recent physical transformation in losing 70 lbs. At the end of the interview, they touched on the match with Shaq at WrestleMania and it sounds like there is some question regarding whether it will happen:
WWE.COM: Last question: You’ve been very vocal about wanting a match with Shaq at WrestleMania, and you just called him out on Twitter over karaoke and doughnuts.
BIG SHOW: I mean, here’s the thing. We shot this off at the ESPY Awards, Shaq said he’s in, I thought this would be a good match for fans to see two giants go at it. And I see Shaq riding around, singing karaoke and stopping in at Krispy Kreme. I’m like, “Hey! If you’re not gonna take it serious, find something else to do!” I’ve given 22 years of my blood, sweat and tears to this business and I’m doing this favor to Shaq. This could be my last WrestleMania. He needs to step up. I’m not trying to be mean, but my time’s valuable. I get it. I don’t have foot powder commercials, car commercials, insurance commercials. I get it. He’s a busy man. But if he’s gonna step in the ring, in my business, at our biggest event of the year? Show me you’re serious. If anything, talk a little trash. Let me know you’re motivated. Because right now? I just get the feeling he’s terrified. He shot his mouth off, he’s in over his head and he’s trying to back out. So just let me know what’s going on, brother.
— It sounds like WWE may be getting a bit worried that there hasn’t been much said from Shaq’s side as the last time he even referenced The Big Show was almost two months ago. Whether that means he is trying to back out of the match remains unknown, but it certainly isn’t as clear cut as it used to be.