Dwight Howard, an eight-time NBA All-Star, participated in Thursday’s WWE SummerSlam tryouts in Nashville, Tennessee. At the session, Howard interacted with WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Head of Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque and participated in both in-ring drills and a promo presentation.
According to Arash Markazi, Howard spent five hours at the tryout session, plans to watch Saturday’s SummerSlam event from the stands, and is adamant about wanting to work for WWE.
In his third season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard, 36, participated in last year’s NBA season. After graduating from high school, Howard entered the NBA and was selected first overall in the 2004 Draft. In his 18-year NBA career, he spent eight seasons with the Orlando Magic, three with the Houston Rockets, portions of three with the Lakers, one with each of the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Charlotte Hornets, and a portion of one with the Washington Wizards. Despite not having a contract with an NBA team right now, Howard hasn’t actually left the league.