During an episode of Shaquille O'Neal's podcast, he revealed to everyone why the match against the Big Show never went down and was rather vague about it:
"Because they kept playing. First, they said it was me and Big Show. Then, they said it was going to be 3 and 3. Then, they cancelled it so when they cancelled it, I made other arrangements. And then they tried to call back and tried to get it done, and I just said, 'I'm not going to do it.' They messed it up."
His co-hosts then questioned if Shaq would lose if he would have been scripted but the basketball legend said that he would've done whatever was asked of him since it was all for the kids.