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Enes Kanter will join the WWE after playing seven or eight more years in the NBA

(Photo via Bruce Ely / Trail Blazers)

(Photo via Bruce Ely / Trail Blazers)

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:

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…

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for Enes Kanter will join the WWE after playing seven or eight more years in the NBA



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    7:05 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    You may want to rething your title … “Enes Kanter will join the WWE after playing seven or eight more years in the NBA” is not the same as “I’m thinking about a wrestling career with the WWE.”



  2. Smyrna_Cat
    7:05 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    rethink



  3. Angelo
    8:40 am June 26, 2019 Permalink

    He should take acting lessons! This will double his paycheck in the WWE