The Milwaukee Bucks are still making their media rounds after winning their first NBA Championship in 50 years and two months ago in franchise history. But, of course, AEW was at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so you know the Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had to pull up to celebrate.
If you are unaware Giannis Antetekoupompo grow up a wrestling fan along with his brothers. This is also not the first time he showed up to a wrestling program taping.
He was in Chicago for Christmas 2017 to watch WWE in Windy City with his family and was interviewed behind the scenes by former WWE backstage reporter Charly Caruso and now Charly Arnolt for ESPN.
“Just to see Monday Night Raw. My family wanted to come to see, so brought them,” said Antetokounmpo.
“I have been watching since I was a little kid. This my second time and come see them, and it’s going to be fun tonight.”
He would later say that if he met John Cena, it would be a dream come true “because he and his family have been fans of the 16-time WWE champion for years.”
A couple of years ago, Before the Bucks took on the Los Angeles Lakers, several members of the Bucks, such as Wesley Matthews, Rob Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo, could be seen conducting their own WWE match as their pre-game warmup, which Matthews would deliver the most electrifying move in sports entertainment the “people’s elbow” on Lopez, and Antetokounmpo pinned him for the 1,2,3. The viral video even caught the attention of the ‘The Great One’ Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Who tweeted the response, “I smell it. Heart stoppin’, elbow droppin’.”
Giannis recently invested in the Milwaukee Brewers and became a minority owner.
“This is unbelievable,” Antetokounmpo said at an afternoon media session with principal owner Attanasio at American Family Field. “This is a dream come true. For a kid from (the neighborhood of) Sepolia (in) Athens, Greece, born of immigrant parents, I could never imagine I would be in this position.”
“Thank God that He allowed me and blessed me to be in this position because without Him, I wouldn’t be here. But, at the same time, I thank Mark for allowing me to join their ownership group, to learn from (him).
“This is an amazing organization. I’m very, very happy to be a part of it.”