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WWE legend Triple H’s dare to Dwight Howard: “Be like Logan Paul, Bad Bunny, Tyson Fury”

Triple H isn't giving Dwight Howard a free pass.
WWE star Logan Paul and Dwight Howard

Logan Paul, Dwight Howard

As of writing, Dwight Howard is still a free agent. Whether or not he continues his basketball career, the big man has opened up another option. WWE legend and executive Triple H revealed that he’s been talking with Howard for the past few months.

Dwight Howard’s post-basketball future

Two months ago, Howard admitted to being open to a career in professional wrestling. He doesn’t just want to try it out. Howard wants to become champion one day.

“I think it is something that’s in my future,” he said per ESPN. “I love the WWE. I love wrestling. … Hopefully, one day in the future I’ll actually be in the ring wrestling and holding up the belt. That would be amazing."

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Howard seems like the perfect mold of a WWE star. Not only does he have athleticism, but he also has the charisma to boot. NBA fans are familiar with Howard's antics during interviews. The man isn’t afraid of showing his sense of humor.

Logan Paul, Bad Bunny, Tyson Fury

Triple H confirmed that he’s been talking with Howard. The WWE legend sensed Howard is dead serious with his quest of becoming a professional wrestler. Entering the WWE seems like a safety net for public figures with a sports background. While Triple H is excited about Howard’s plans, he also wants him to do the work like other celebrities did.

“[He] came by our tryouts in Nashville, was incredibly entertaining," Triple H said. "Jumping in promos by himself and then with others, incredibly entertaining. Really driven to want to do this, it’s just a matter of him, he’s got a lot of things going on, right? So when he says,’ Hey I want to give this a shot,’ he’s got my phone number. All he’s gotta do is call me, and we’ll see what can happen. And if he’s willing to put in the grind and the drive that guys like Logan Paul, and Bad Bunny and Tyson Fury are willing to put in, then let’s go.”

Triple H’s words are also a signal to those retired athletes who plan to venture into professional wrestling. Having a potent fan base may be your biggest asset. And it is certainly a welcome advantage. But getting heralded as a WWE wrestler takes work. Mastering wrestling techniques and playing the crowd are just the minimum things one needs to learn to become a WWE star. Triple H won’t be giving any free passes.

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