NBA star Enes Kanter has shown interest in pro wrestling in the past. Thus, when the opportunity came about to win the WWE 24/7 Championship, he took the company up on their offer.
WWE taped this week’s episode of Main Event in New York City, NY at Madison Square Garden before RAW went live on Monday night. The company did a segment where Kanter and R-Truth appeared together in the ring.
The segment ended with Enes dropping Truth to the ground and ended up pinning him to win the title. The reign didn’t last long as when Kanter was celebrating, R-Truth rolled him up to win back the title.
You can watch a video of his appearance on Main Event from this fan footage:
The former center of the Portland Trailblazers has expressed interest in making a transition from the basketball court to the squared circle.
Back in July, it was revealed that he had agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Boston Celtics. Thus, with the show being so close to home, Kanter made a surprise appearance.
It’s interesting that WWE filmed this segment on Main Event, which many people consider being a C-show for the company behind Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live.
With Kanter winning the title, one would have to think they would get more exposure to do it on RAW.