76ers’ Joel Embiid Invited to WWE WrestleMania 40 by Triple H After Fine for DX Chop | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors
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Joel Embiid’s celebrations might be on display in another arena next year.
After Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the Philadelphia 76ers star was fined $35,000 for his celebration during Sunday’s victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, the WWE chief content officer suggested Embiid should make an appearance at WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia in April:
The celebration inspired by wrestling stable D-Generation X and Triple H is nothing new for Embiid, and it cost him $25,000 when he unleashed it last season against the Brooklyn Nets.
Triple H was also ready with a reply at the time:
For his part, Embiid told reporters at the time: “There’s no secret that Triple H is my guy. Obviously, DX, when I used to watch wrestling, those were my guys. Any time I get the chance, I haven’t done it in a while so I just felt like it was a good and-1. I got the ball, I didn’t even see the rim, and I felt like it was deserving of a good celebration.”
Embiid could have possibly teamed up with his “guy” at WrestleMania, but his response suggests he won’t be making an appearance.