Enes Kanter is one step closer to realizing his dream of becoming a wrestler after holding a WWE title whilst still an NBA player.
The Boston Celtics center is a huge wrestling fans and has said that he wants to become a professional wrestler once he quits basketball. And with Raw taking the show to Madison Square Garden on Monday night, the former Knick became the 24/7 champion, albeit for less than 30 seconds.
Kanter began the last NBA season with the Knicks but ended up with the Portland Trail Blazers, whom he helped take to the Western Conference finals. He's since joined the Celtics on a two-year deal and will look to fill the void made by Al Horford's departure.
The Turkish center won the 24/7 title from R-Truth during a Main Event taping on Monday night, rolling Truth up for a three count to take the belt off him.
Kanter immediately became a heel by opening his jacket up to expose his Celtics uniform to the MSG crowd. Of course, they let him no that there was no love for him there anymore and things would get worse as Truth would then roll him up to reclaim the belt and make a dash for it.
What's Next For Kanter?
Despite not holding the title for more than around 15 seconds, Kanter was quite proud to have been in possession of his very own WWE belt - and a real one at that.
It was the first time in a long time an NBA player won something at MSG and it's quite ironic that Kanter won a real wrestling belt before and NBA championship.
He will hope to reach that milestone by the end of the 2019/20 campaign, though, having teamed up with the likes of Kemba Walker, Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Boston.