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By Kevin Hunsperger
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There's some buzz this week that NBA Legend Shaquille O'Neal will be making an appearance at the upcoming Slammiversary pay-per-view for Impact Wrestling. At this point, it's just a rumor and is based on a recent comment by Jeff Jarrett. He promised "the most powerful, influential resident of Orlando, Florida" will be associated with the event. Some wrestling sites are betting on Shaq.
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I have no idea if Shaq will wrestle. From a marketing and branding standpoint, I'd certainly start getting the word out now what his involvement is going to be. Yes, there's always fun in the surprise, but if you're looking for buy rates and mainstream coverage, in my 1-2-3 cents, Impact should be letting the world know they've got one of the most iconic basketball players of all-time on their show. And since the show is six days away, the time to start promoting the big name appearance has come.