We’ve always known former Kentucky center Enes Kanter loves wrestling and has talked about eventually participating in the WWE, but today, the Portland center discussed a timeline for it all for the first time.
During a question and answer session on Twitter this afternoon, Kanter was asked about life after basketball, where he definitively said he was considering a move to the WWE after “seven or eight” more years in the NBA.
“I don’t know what the future holds, but I would like to play basketball another seven or eight years,” he said. “And then I’m thinking about a wrestling career with the WWE.”
Afterward, the former Wildcat said he would consider moving back to Turkey to get into politics, ultimately seeking a leadership role in a reform government.
“And then because of my politics and platform, me being very outspoken, maybe I’ll [return to Turkey and get into politics],” he said. “That would be nice, I guess.”
Here was the exchange:
Q: Is politics in your future? Would you ever return to #Turkey and seek a leadership role in a reform government? #AskEnes ps – I appreciated you with the @nyknicks. Wish you were still here in #NYC.
As for the wrestling aspect of it all, Kanter participated in a mock WWE match back in December, where he put on a pretty solid performance:
We also have the former Wildcat’s famous “UnderKanter” entrance at Big Blue Madness back in 2010:
It’s been fun watching him find success in the NBA, but I think we all know the superstar Kanter would be in the wrestling world.
We’ll just have to wait seven or eight more years before it happens…