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Notes on Shaquille O¿Neal-Big Show, Ricky Ortiz

WWE reportedly is discussing the possibility of putting together a match between Shaquille O'Neal and The Big Show.

Surprisingly, the proposed match would not take place on pay-per-view, but on a three-hour edition of Raw next month, according to wrestlingobserver.com.

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There's no doubt that a Shaq-Big Show match would pop a huge rating, but wouldn't it be better to pop a huge buy rate? I'm willing to bet that Shaq doing a match at WrestleMania would surpass the WWE-record 1.2 million buys that WrestleMania 23, which featured the Donald Trump-Vince McMahon hair match, did.

After seeing how well Shaq performed when he was the guest host of Raw two weeks ago, I felt certain that he would don the tights one day, but I assumed it wouldn't take place until after he retired from playing in the NBA. I can't imagine the Cleveland Cavaliers would be too thrilled over Shaq participating in something in which he could suffer an injury so close to the start of the season.

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In case anyone missed it (or cares), Ricky Ortiz was released by WWE over the weekend. The move is not a surprise based on how he has been used as of late.

I liked Ortiz because of his look and quirky personality and thought he could be a solid mid-card act, but he never got over.

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