WWE has a rich history in getting superstars to cross over from other sports.
While that has mainly come from American Football, it seems an NBA star could be next on their radar.
Enes Kanter has confirmed that he has already received offers to join WWE and when his basketball career is over, he plans to accept.
Of course, Kanter won the 24/7 title last year at Madison Square Garden. He used to play for the New York Knicks who inhabit MSG, but he now plays for their rivals the Boston Celtics, which led to loud boos.
The Turkish-export told NBA insider Shams Charania his future plans:
“Oh, I’m definitely becoming a WWE wrestler, for sure. I actually already have offers from WWE, but I’m like, ‘Dude, I gotta finish my basketball career first.’ But after my [basketball] career, I’m definitely becoming one.”
Kanter stands at six-foot-11-inches and is a lifelong WWE fan.
He’s well-versed in trash-talk in the NBA too and has been known to start a spat or two on the court and on Twitter.
Even LeBron James has been his target in the past, although that has never really worked out well for Kanter.
The 27-year-old was dating WWE superstar Dana Brooke, but they broke up quite publicly late in 2019.
That won’t have helped Kanter’s case coming into WWE and it’s not like he is an All-Star basketball player with box office appeal.
However, he does have the size and charisma that someone like Vince McMahon usually covets. The question is, when does Kanter plan on finishing up his basketball career?
He holds career averages of 11.9 points a night and 7.6 rebounds. He’s also been to the playoffs with three different franchises.
Kanter only signed a two-year deal with Boston worth $10 million in the summer of 2019, so does he really expect to make more than $5 million a year in WWE in the near future, if ever?
As talkSPORT detailed recently, Roman Reigns is the top full-time earner in WWE and he makes around $5 million a year.