Report: LaVar Ball Could Appear on WWE Raw


LaVar Ball has made a name for himself by making outlandish comments about his sons and selling overpriced merchandise under his “Big Baller Brand” banner, but could he entertain wrestling fans on WWE Raw next week?

Sometimes it seems like LaVar Ball is a character straight out of the WWE, carefully crafted after months of promo training in the Performance Center and a few rocky weeks on NXT. His comments are so over-the-top, such as his insistence that he can beat Michael Jordan one-on-one, that he hardly even seems like a real person.

So it’s no surprise that the WWE is interested in bringing Ball onto Monday Night Raw next week in Los Angeles, as reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet. Ball would be a pretty big get for the WWE, because he remains one of the most topical people in the sports world. After all, his son, former UCLA star Lonzo Ball, was just drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick and figures to be a franchise player for one of the most recognizable sports brands in the world.

You know what else is one of the most recognizable sports brands in the world? The “Titus Brand”. Titus O’Neil’s stable consisting of Apollo Crews – and potentially Cruiserweight Championship challenger Akira Tozawa – seems to be inspired by LaVar Ball himself. O’Neil makes outlandish comments about Crews, whom he has taken under his wing, whereas his lone client doesn’t appear to be as cocky as his manager.

It would be awesome to see O’Neil and Ball have some sort of an interaction, and that has to be a big reason why the WWE would want Ball to appear on Raw. You know, other than the fact that he’s a big name and this is likely a ploy to keep the positive ratings momentum going after last week’s surprisingly strong showing.

Come to think of it, though, Titus isn’t the only character who reminds me of Ball. The way Paul Heyman gloats about Brock Lesnar, you’d think that he’d have more merch than just the “I’m A Paul Heyman Guy” shirt.

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That said, an interaction between O’Neil/Crews and Ball has to happen if the WWE are able to get the leader of the “BBB” on the show. After all, Corey Graves has made multiple references to Ball on commentary over the past couple of months, and O’Neil and Crews did joke about selling shoes that are more expensive than Ball’s as part of the “Titus Brand”.

Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that things are “looking good” for all of this to happen, so stay tuned.