For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had my eyes, ears, and mind on the future when it comes to sports and different forms of media.
If you know me outside of these columns, you know I’m about the biggest NFL Draft nerd there is, and I even find myself scouting and watching film of players in high school, years ahead of them even being eligible for the NFL.
For those of you know who have been reading my work for years, you know that I’ve always been thinking ahead when it comes to wrestling, too. The list of wrestlers that I have “introduced” to the readers of this site through the years is extensive.
From that line of thinking, my “30 Under 30” columns were born. The concept itself isn’t unique… there are things of this nature throughout sports, finance, films, and just about anywhere you look. However, I do think I was one of the first to bring it to wrestling, if not the first outright.
The idea was simple. It started with me choosing the 30 wrestlers, under the age of 30, that I felt had the brightest futures in the business. In more recent years, I had to shift the focus from selecting wrestlers all over the world to simply choosing those from the WWE and AEW rosters.
It’s common sense that there are more fans of companies like WWE and AEW than there are of small independent promotions. That’s not saying one is better than the other. It’s just pointing out their scale and their reach. Because of that, if you mention a talented 22-year-old on the WWE roster, pretty much everyone will know who you’re talking about. Mention a talented 22-year-old on the roster of your local independent promotion, though, and you might come up with complete silence. Again… not saying one is better than the other. Just saying that one has a lot more reach. There were too many “Who?” type comments when I would mention so-and-so from Japan or some independent company.
The point of the column remains the same, though. I’m looking at my picks for the 30 wrestlers in WWE or AEW, all under the age of 30, that I feel have the brightest futures in the business. Some of my picks are based on what we’ve already seen from them in their relatively brief careers. Others are based on a lot of the potential I see in them and what they can be.
To qualify for this column, a wrestler has to be under the age of 30 as of January 1st, 2024. Also, if I can help it, I will try to group a tag team together in one listing, as long as they both meet the age criteria.
Finally, my list will be in chronological order, from the oldest wrestler to the youngest wrestler. If a team is listed together, they will be listed in the order of the oldest member.
Now, let’s go ahead and take a look at the future together, shall we?
Willow Nightingale (Born On January 25th, 1994): Bayley wasn’t the first kid-friendly character in wrestling, but she is the standard that almost all kid-friendly characters are held to now, especially when those characters are women. Willow has been getting Bayley comparisons for a while. I get it, but at the same time, I can also see that Willow did it on her own, seemingly portraying herself on-screen, and not “stealing” from what Bayley did so well in the “Hugger” era. That’s a recipe for success, and to use Bayley as a comparison again, it’s also a great setup for an eventual heel turn down the road.
Zoey Stark (January 25th, 1994): If you’re looking for consistency from the women’s division in WWE, Zoey might be your woman. Even back to her days in NXT, she has proven repeatedly that she is more than capable of having entertaining matches against just about anyone she squares off against. If she is able to take her promo skills to another level, or if WWE is smart enough to put her in a situation where she’s in a group or has a manager to talk for her, she could really do a lot of damage.
Trick Williams (May 26th, 1994): Trick being at such an early stage of his wrestling career made me think he was a lot younger than he actually is. I’m so used to WWE signing these super young names to bring up in the Performance Center that it’s almost a shock to find out that he was pushing 27 years old when he first signed his contract. He is clearly being built up for a huge 2024, and could very well be the NXT Champion the day after this column goes live. The connection he has created with the live NXT crowds has been so organic and so strong, and his in-ring work has taken such major strides over the last several months. It has been fascinating to watch his ascension.
Liv Morgan (June 8th, 1994): She has had such poor luck with injuries in 2023 that sometimes it’s easy to forget that she is one of the most popular women on the WWE roster. When she’s healthy, she’s always going to be involved in something important, in or out of a title picture. If she can have better luck with her health in 2024, that’s all she’ll need to show off a bright future.
Carmelo Hayes (August 1st, 1994): He has been one of NXT’s best for a while now, proving himself at all parts of the card, from the opening match to the main event. I feel that he’s more than ready for a main roster run, but at the very least, he has the unfinished end to his current storyline to deal with first. As popular as Trick Williams has become, and as good as Melo has been, the inevitable heel turn for Melo could go down as one of the best in NXT history. That feud should be something special to watch, and that’s only going to make Melo’s profile look even stronger for the future.
Kit Wilson (August 4th, 1994) & Elton Prince (May 21st, 1997): Pretty Deadly have shown themselves to be a great combination of in-ring and character work, which is a necessary key to success in WWE. If you need them to be hated, they shine. Want some comedic work? They shine. Although it might not be ideal, they could even switch to the face side of things and use that combination to succeed. Right now, the only thing working against them is WWE only having one set of Tag Team Champions. If Raw and Smackdown each had its own set of champions, Wilson and Prince would have a brighter spotlight on them, and they wouldn’t be as lost in the shuffle as teams can be in the current landscape.
Julius Creed (October 3rd, 1994) & Brutus Creed (May 13th, 1996): When you watch a Creed Brothers match, there’s a good chance you’re about to see at least one move or spot that you’ve never seen before. In this day and age, that’s almost impossible to pull off, simply with how much wrestling has been around to consume for decades and decades. Within weeks of being called up to the main roster, they earned a shot at the Undisputed Tag Team Titles and have rubbed elbows with Cody Rhodes. If that’s not a good sign for their future, I’m not sure what is. Like Zoey Stark, though, I do wonder if their overall lack of promo skills (which can be attributed to not having a lot of experience, to be fair) might hold them back from reaching the very top of their division, but time will tell.
Wes Lee (November 2nd, 1994): At the moment, it’s difficult to gauge his short-term prospects. The back injury that put him on the shelf requires surgery that will keep him out of action for most, if not all, of 2024. That’s a really big deal, of course. Barring some sort of unforeseen circumstances, he will be back, though, and one of NXT’s brightest and most exciting stars should get back to being an important part of the brand’s success. He has overcome every obstacle put in front of him. When people were assuming he would stumble after his tag partner, Nash Carter, was released in the middle of their second NXT Tag Team Title reign, all Lee did was turn around and put on the best work of his career in a solo role. The story is right there for the telling that could see him return to the ring from his back injury and get pushed right to the NXT Title picture, but again, time will tell.
Logan Paul (April 1st, 1995): The current WWE United States Champion makes the list with eight total matches in his career. It still blows my mind that he joined the world of wrestling as a complete outsider and has picked things up so quickly that he is already at this point. I’ve said it time and time again, but he’s a future World Champion, beyond a shadow of a doubt, if he commits to wrestling more frequently. Hell, he might be a future World Champion, no matter what his future schedule looks like. That’s crazy.
Jamie Hayter (April 23rd, 1995): She has been on the shelf for the last seven months, dealing with what has been reported as multiple injuries. The last update that any of us have heard said that her return was likely to be February, which is relatively vague. Before she went away, she was absolutely on fire as the AEW Women’s Champion, both with her matches and with the connection she was building with live crowds all over the country. She was so good that AEW fans turned her into a face all on their own. I have no doubts that she will receive quite the ovation when she makes her return, whenever that is. The AEW women’s division is on notice.
Dragon Lee (May 15th, 1995): It seems like WWE has been trying to find the “next Rey Mysterio” forever now, looking to expand their reach in Mexico and covering extra ground in Spanish-speaking countries. Dragon Lee is the company’s latest attempt, even getting the on-screen co-sign from Rey himself. While it remains to be seen if the current NXT North American Champion can eventually reach those heights, he is already one of the most exciting young talents on the roster. He is building quite the connection with the kids in the WWE Universe, as would be expected from a masked wrestler like him. If he can keep that up, and if he can avoid being a complete fucking toolbag like Alberto Del Rio, WWE might actually be on to something.
Konosuke Takeshita (May 29th, 1995): Already one of the best in-ring performers on the AEW roster, Takeshita seemed like he was going to reach the next level when he turned heel and joined up with Don Callis. That pairing has allowed Takeshita to focus on what he does best, while allowing Callis to handle the talking. It’s only a matter of time until Takeshita is going after the AEW World Title, and that’s something that could happen at the start of the new year.
Kris Statlander (August 7th, 1995): For seemingly half of Jade Cargill’s reign as the AEW TBS Champion, I was calling for Kris Statlander to eventually dethrone her and become the new champion. It finally happened, and then… fart noises. Her reign was nearly six months, which is really good, but it didn’t seem like she was taken to the next level by defeating Jade like many assumed would happen for the woman who came along and defeated the undefeated. If that were Stat’s fault, that would be one thing. I don’t fault her for any of it, though. It ended up being yet another fault of Tony Khan’s booking, with TK having two women’s titles in AEW and only having the capability to focus on one of them. Stat is still a standout in the division, and as long as she brings her power game to the table, she’ll be a key piece of the puzzle. Now, if only AEW had someone else in charge of booking decisions.
Toni Storm (October 19th, 1995): She has always had the in-ring skills to succeed, and she has proven that again and again. A lot of people had questions about whether or not she could show any sort of personality, though, but I think the “Timeless” character has answered those questions. I’m not sure that the character has enough depth to be something she could do for the next ten years, but let’s be really honest… that’s something that pro wrestlers have found ways around for decades. For the time being, however, she is one of the true dual threats in the AEW women’s division, and because of that, she will remain in demand.
MJF (March 15th, 1996): People wanted to know if MJF could step his in-ring game up to match his promo skills. He did. People wanted to know if MJF could find success as THE guy. He did. People wanted to know if MJF could shine as a face like he did as a heel. He did, and he is. “The Bidding War Of 2024” may or may not already be over, depending on who you believe, but either way, this man continues to pass every test put in front of him. If he goes to WWE, I have no doubt that he will be able to become a major star there. He is far too talented not to. If he stays in AEW, I have no doubt that he will be the company’s cornerstone as they continue to make waves in the industry. He is far too talented not to be.
Rhea Ripley (October 11th, 1996): Before becoming “Mami” as a member of The Judgment Day, Rhea was already putting together a nice career. She is a former Raw Women’s Champion, NXT Women’s Champion, NXT UK Women’s Champion, and one-half (with Nikki A.S.H.) of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. This Judgment Day run has been something special, though. She has now been the Smackdown Women’s Champion/Women’s World Champion for nine months and counting, making it the second-longest reign in the title’s history. Every week on WWE programming, she is front and center in one of the company’s biggest storylines, coming across as a real badass and looking like a billion dollars. She seems to be set up for a run as one of the company’s all-time greats.
Lyra Valkyria (October 23rd, 1996): While I continue to question the connection she has… and more accurately, hasn’t… built up with NXT live crowds, there is no denying that those in charge of NXT really, really want her to be a major part of the brand’s success. Shawn Michaels seemingly fell in love with her work when they were both working with NXT UK, and as soon as he could bring her to Orlando to work with the O.G. NXT, he jumped at the chance. I’m not knocking her skills at all, by the way. I just want to see her given a chance to connect more, and to give fans a reason to care more, instead of her just being the woman to beat Becky Lynch, and that’s it.
Tyler Bate (March 7th, 1997): I’m definitely a lot less confident about this one than I have been in years past. Obviously, he is still immensely talented in the ring. That isn’t in question. I just feel that there’s a clear difference in the way he was used in Triple H’s NXT compared to the way he’s being used in Shawn Michaels’ NXT. Make of that whatever you wish. Considering he still isn’t even 27 years old yet, there is still plenty of time for things to change. Maybe 2024 will see him get pushed more in NXT. Perhaps Triple H will bring him up to the main roster and throw him in the deep end of the pool like he does with every other call-up. Tyler is simply too good to stay in the background for too long.
Dominik Mysterio (April 5th, 1997): If you’re still of the thinking that Dom isn’t any good, I have no idea what to tell you anymore. He was showing a lot of promise in his face role, teaming with Rey Mysterio, but he didn’t have any sort of character to show for it. Since turning heel and joining The Judgment Day, he has done some of the best character work of anyone in the business. He has become one of biggest heat magnets around, and he does all of the little things extremely well. Go ahead and watch a Judgment Day promo, but pay attention to Dom when the other members are speaking. His facial expressions and reactions are VERY similar to those of Eddie Guerrero, which is hilariously fueling the “Eddie is Dom’s real father” jokes. The fact that he continues to get better in the ring is an added bonus. Let’s not forget that his pro debut was only a little over three years ago. Again, if you’re still hating on him, I really don’t know what to say to you at this point.
Bron Breakker (October 24th, 1997): He’s seven or eight months overdue for a main roster call-up, if you ask me. You can argue that he has needed time to fine tune some of the little things with his in-ring work and/or his promos, and that’s fine, but they don’t know what to do with him anymore. Before Bron dropped the NXT Title to Carmelo Hayes at Stand & Deliver, we had only seen him on the losing end of a match five times… one of those was by disqualification, and two of them were matches that didn’t see him involved in the fall. Since losing the title to Melo, we have already seen him lose six more times, and we saw him get pinned in each of them. Hell, he was pinned twice in the Iron Survivor Challenge at Deadline. What are we even doing here? Call Bron up to the main roster, make him a “Paul Heyman Guy” once The Bloodline story inevitably ends, and make some money.
Daniel Garcia (September 7th, 1998): He has a similar story to Toni Storm, in that he was always able to showcase his in-ring ability, but has recently had an opportunity to show more of a personality. Sure, it’s less than what Toni has been able to do, but it’s a start. I will continue to say that Garcia’s career growth was greatly stunted when he was being recruited by the Blackpool Combat Club and decided to stick by Chris Jericho’s side instead. He has had to kick, scratch, and claw to even sniff the spot he was in before, but his personality has been winning people over. That bodes well for the future, even if it takes a lot longer than it should for him to find real success.
Kyle Fletcher (December 24th, 1998): Could the best thing to ever happen to him be his tag team partner getting injured? At this point, it sure seems like it. Mark Davis broke his wrist at WrestleDream, and all Fletcher has done since then is have several memorable singles matches on AEW programming, followed by winning the RoH Television Title at Final Battle a couple weeks ago. There’s buzz that Davis could be ready to return to the ring any moment now, but Fletcher winning a singles title when he did seems to complicate things, doesn’t it? Let’s say that Aussie Open are still going to work as a team, though. That’s not exactly a punishment for Fletcher. They were well on their way to becoming one of the best tag teams in the world when Davis was injured. I think they could do it again when Davis returns. Singles success, tag success… whatever path Kyle Fletcher heads down, things look good for his future.
Tiffany Stratton (May 1st, 1999): Of all the women in WWE, there might not be anyone with a potentially brighter future than Tiffany Stratton. She has come such a long way with her in-ring work, and it’s especially astonishing when you consider she had no wrestling background before NXT. Her character work has been great, too, seeing her truly commit to things. If I have any concern at all, it would be her mic skills. For the character she is portraying, her promos work just fine. However, there isn’t any sort of wiggle room when it comes to changing things up. A great “talker” is going to be able to make you love them, hate them, laugh with them, cry with them, and everything in between. That’s just not something that the spoiled, rich, daddy’s girl character is going to be able to do. Fortunately, Tiffany can cross that bridge when she gets to it, as the saying goes, because it isn’t going to matter much at this early stage in her career.
Hook (May 4th, 1999): Honestly, I’m not fully sure what to think about Hook anymore. Remember when you could make the argument that he was the hottest act in the business? He achieved that being brand new to the sport, and without saying a single word for months. Then, like many before and after him, he fell victim to Tony Khan. There was no developments with Hook whatsoever, and eventually, he became “just another guy” and was lucky to even wrestle on television semi-regularly. He still wins at a great clip, though. In his entire time with AEW, he has lost three matches, and one of those was a tag match where he wasn’t involved in the fall. He remains over, continuing to get great reactions from AEW fans. It’s time for him to move to the next level soon, though.
Darius Martin (September 20th, 1999) & Dante Martin (March 3rd, 2001): When both men are healthy, they’re one of the most exciting tag teams that pro wrestling has seen in a long time. The problem here is simple… they haven’t been healthy at all. Almost literally. They have wrestled a total of 27 televised matches together in AEW, and they made their debut for the company over three years ago. Just for the sake of reference, The Gunns have wrestled 21 televised matches together in 2023. If… IF… Darius and Dante can stay healthy, they’re perfect candidates for the AEW Tag Team Titles, matching up well with any team in the division.
Cora Jade (January 14th, 2001): She’s another name that I feel very confident about at some points, but have very little confidence about at other points. When she turned heel on Roxanne Perez in July 2022, it looked like things were being lined up for her to be the top heel in the NXT women’s division. It never really turned out that way, though. She’d win some matches and lose other matches, just staying in the background while others got the spotlight. She was away from television for most of 2023, missing three months from January to April, and then another five months from July to December. That makes it more of a guessing game, but she has returned strong over the last month. She has gained so much confidence in just about everything she does since turning heel, and it shows.
Roxanne Perez (November 5th, 2001): NXT has been trying their absolute best to give her some sort of “edge” to character in recent months. For the most part, it has worked. She has been able to have some really fun matches where she wrestles an angrier, more aggressive style. When it comes to promos, though, she just doesn’t seem comfortable. I know this sounds weird because we’re talking about pro wrestling and playing a character, but she doesn’t seem natural these days, and instead, comes across as someone who is pretending to be something they’re not. There are a ton of faces that are truly believable because they’re great people in real life. On the flip side, there are a ton of heels that shine because they’re pieces of shit in real life. Maybe the real life Carla Gonzalez is too nice to have a believable edge to her on-screen character. While that could put a ceiling on the diversity that we could see in her career, I don’t think it’s something that will hurt her. She’s such a good babyface character, and that can easily carry her for years.
Julia Hart (November 8th, 2001): It’s clear that she has put in a lot of work when it comes to improving in the ring. It is also clear that the switch to a different character has done wonders for her career. I don’t think anyone was really expecting much from her when she was the cheerleader for Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. in the “Varsity Blondes” days. Now that she has joined up with The House Of Black, though, there is a lot of hype about her future. With all of the talent that resides in HOB, she’s the breakout star of the group, and that says a lot.
Billie Starkz (December 8th, 2004): I cannot express to all of you how old it makes me feel to be talking about wrestlers that were born at this stage. The day after Billie was born, Elix Skipper provided one of the most memorable spots in wrestling history when he scaled the steel cage and delivered a Hurricanrana to Chris Harris at TNA’s Turning Point pay-per-view. Two days after Billie was born, Lita defeated Trish Stratus in a historic main event of Monday Night Raw to become the new WWE Women’s Champion. It really is crazy to see how things have changed in mainstream wrestling when it comes to younger talent. Not that long ago, Brock Lesnar was the youngest WWE Champion ever at 25 years old, only to have Randy Orton come along and beat that record by winning the title at 24. It won’t be long until we’re at a point where fans will see a 24 year old win a World Title for the first time and they’ll wonder why it took that wrestler so long to reach the top. Billie’s work in Ring Of Honor with Athena has been fun, albeit a waste of their talents. Both women are deserving of a spot on AEW television, and not hidden behind a weird RoH paywall. If the right dominoes fall in the right places, this is someone you could be calling the AEW Women’s Champion or the AEW TBS Champion by this time next year.
Nick Wayne (July 10th, 2005): Since I did it for the Billie Starkz entry, let’s look at the wrestling world when Nick Wayne was born. Three months before he was born, WWE entered a brand new era, with John Cena becoming the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 21, and with Batista becoming the World Heavyweight Champion on the same show. A month after he was born, Hulk Hogan defeated Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam in what was either the most unprofessional display you’ve ever seen or the funniest thing you’ve ever seen, depending on your opinions of Hogan and Michaels. This kid just turned 18, and he is already smack dab in the middle of one of AEW’s biggest storylines. He was offered his AEW contract when he was only 16! To have that level of hype surrounding you at such a young age must be nerve-wracking. He’s doing a good job so far. His acting and promo skills aren’t anywhere near the level of his in-ring ability, but that’s why aligning him with Christian Cage on-screen can only benefit him. One, he can learn from Christian. Two, Christian can handle the heavy lifting when it comes to that stuff for now.
Your turn. I want to hear from you about everything involving this topic. What do you think about my list? Does anyone not belong? Did I miss anyone? Also, if we’re talking about wrestling outside of WWE and AEW, who deserves recognition for having the brightest futures? As always, feel free to hit me up in the comments section below, or on Twitter (@HustleTheSavage), and let me know what’s on your mind.
After skipping it last week, let’s get to the return of my Weekly Power Rankings, followed by closing things out with the list of songs I was listening to as I crafted this very column.
Weekly Power Rankings
Samoa Joe: While the match itself probably isn’t going to be on anyone’s year-end lists for Match Of The Year, nothing can take away from the fact that Samoa Joe is a World Champion again. It’s his first World Title since he was the TNA World Champion in 2008. Unless, of course, you consider the NXT Title a “World Title,” in which case this is his first World Title since he was the NXT Champion in 2021.
Christian Cage vs Adam Copeland: They were both able to turn the clock back, and they delivered a very entertaining No Disqualification Match, beating the hell out of each other. With the way things ended… Copeland winning the TNT Title, Luchasaurus destroying Copeland after the match, Christian taking Luchasaurus’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s TNT Title shot, Christian immediately becoming the TNT Champion again… it sure seems like we’re getting a rematch. TLC?
Jon Moxley vs Swerve Strickland vs “Switchblade” Jay White: The Continental Classic was an overwhelming success. For future editions, I would like to see more storylines, and not just throwing random people together in matches. AEW does that enough as it is.
The Devil: Adam Cole has been revealed as The Devil. From the beginning of the story, Cole was the name mentioned most as the possible reveal. It makes perfect sense, even if it wasn’t a “flashy” pick like some folks wanted. Sometimes the “safe” pick is the best pick in pro wrestling. This might be one of those times.
Eddie Kingston vs Bryan Danielson: Overly Choreographing An Eddie Kingston Win, Volume One. The whole “King Of The Bums” and “Eddie Kingston has never beaten me” thing was laid on a bit too thick, so you could see the match result coming from a mile away. At least the journey was enjoyable.
Eddie Kingston vs Jon Moxley: Overly Choreographing An Eddie Kingston Win, Volume Two. It was pretty clear how much more a win would mean for Kingston than it would mean for Moxley. The journey here was enjoyable, as well.
Noam Dar vs Josh Briggs: Briggs presented a different type of challenger for Dar’s Heritage Cup, and the clash of styles made for one of Dar’s better matches in O.G. NXT. With Briggs, Fallon Henley, and Brooks Jensen officially going their separate ways, I’m really interested to see if Briggs becomes a singles star. He’s getting a lot better in the ring, and he has the size (6’8″, 268) to really stand out. He could be the next great “big man” for the company if he plays his cards correctly.
Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Mark Briscoe & Daniel Garcia vs Brody King, “Switchblade” Jay White, Rush & Jay Lethal: Everyone had their chance to shine in this match featuring the Continental Classic competitors who didn’t make it to the Finals. Garcia looks to be one of the next up when it comes to big pushes in 2024. King deserves to be, whether he’s there or not.
Eddy Thorpe vs Dijak: It’s fun when these two face off, because you know it means they’re going to beat the shit out of each other. Sometimes, that’s all I need in my pro wrestling.
The Devil’s Minions: They defeated MJF to become the new RoH Tag Team Champions. With the reveal that Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Wardlow, and Roderick Strong are the minions for Adam Cole, are we to think that Taven and Bennett, an actual tag team, will be the champions moving forward? Or are we going to get some sort of Freebird Rule that will allow anyone in the group to defend the belts?
This Week’s Playlist: “We Got A Problem Houston” by Bun B, Paul Wall & Boldy James… “Casket Of Rust” by Enterprise Earth… “Kill Jill” by Big Boi, Killer Mike & Jeezy… “Strap On The Side” by Spice 1… “Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin” by MC Breed… “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival… “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd… “Hold The Line” by Toto… “Alone” by Heart… “Stay” by Ghost & Patrick Wilson… “Blurry” by Puddle Of Mudd… “Livin On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi… “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi… “Wanted Dead Or Alive” by Bon Jovi… “I’ll Be There For You” by Bon Jovi… “Always” by Bon Jovi… “Blaze Of Glory” by Jon Bon Jovi… “Go Out On The Town” by Killer Mike & Jeezy… “A Dope Story” by Killer Mike… “Streiht Up Menace” by MC Eiht… “Unconditional Love” by Hi-Five… “Friends” by Whodini… “Freaks Come Out At Night” by Whodini… “(I Know I Got) Skillz” by Shaquille O’Neal & Def Jef… “What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock)” by Shaquille O’Neal & Fu-Schnickens