Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is a big pro wrestling fan and has taken part in a WWE event or two, once winning the 24/7 Championship for about 30 seconds. It seems like Kanter will someday have a chance to add to his wrestling legacy.
In an interview with Shams Charania from Stadium, Kanter revealed that WWE had already made him an offer to be a pro wrestler and he plans to accept. But don’t expect Kanter to immediately get in the ring, he said he’ll go to WWE after his pro basketball career is over.
Celtics center @EnesKanter told our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania he has been offered WWE deal and plans to accept after career.
Kanter also discussed his public approach with his native Turkey, Russell Westbrook's policy for opponents and more. pic.twitter.com/gOvZhfYGae
— Stadium (@Stadium) May 13, 2020
“I’m definitely becoming a WWE wrestler. For sure. I actually already have offers from WWE but like, ‘Dude, I gotta finish my basketball career first.’ So like, after my [NBA] career, I’m definitely becoming one.”
Kanter is about to turn 28 and if all goes well, he’ll be in the NBA for a while. But it never hurts to come up with a post-career plan. At least, as long as WWE would still want to sign him. Current 24/7 Champion Rob Gronkowski had signed with WWE when he was retired from the NFL but he recently came out of retirement to play for the Buccaneers. The only other pro athlete, who isn’t a full-time wrestler, to have won the 24/7 Championship was NASCAR’s Kyle Busch. Someone should go see if pro wrestling is in Busch’s future because if he does, a trio of Kanter, Busch, and Gronk would be something to see.
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