Wrestling legend Ric Flair is the champion of cheating death
For a brief moment, former Kentucky Wildcat Enes Kanter was a champion.
Kanter, who signed with the Boston Celtics this summer, won the World Wrestling Entertainment 24/7 championship Monday night before having it quickly taken from him by R-Truth, an actual professional wrestler from whom minutes earlier he claimed the belt.
Confused? The WWE 24/7 Championship is a title the sports entertainment company established in May that is subject to a “24/7” rule — bouts in defense of the title can be defended at any time and anywhere as long as a WWE official is present.
Kanter, a noted wrestling fan who entered to The Undertaker theme during his Big Blue Madness introduction back in 2010, after securing the belt unveiled a Boston Celtics jersey underneath his in-ring ensemble. He taunted patrons in the arena — the match took place at Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks’ home arena — briefly before R-Truth reclaimed the title.
About an hour after the match Kanter tweeted out an image of himself holding the belt.
“I’m the FUTURE @WWE,” Kanter wrote.
Kanter is entering his ninth NBA season. He’s averaged 11.9 points and 7.6 rebounds over his career.