Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are enormous human beings. Combined, the weight of the two former NBA greats tips the scale at close to 600 pounds. So when the two behemoths decided to wrestle each other in the green room of TNT’s Atlanta studio, things went from zero to 100 real quick.
Like a fight scene between Godzilla and Mothra, the Barkley-Shaq rumble had the potential to wreak total destruction. As the two locked arms and pushed each other toward the couch in the middle of the room, like a sumo match about to reach its finale, spectators braced for a catastrophic impact. Fortunately, the two men landed softly on the couch cushions, thus avoiding creating a giant crater in the middle of the floor.
Despite the lack of damage, TNT might need to post giant “NO WRESTLING” signs and around their building.