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Celtics' Enes Kanter wins WWE 24/7 title, loses it shortly after

Celtics' Enes Kanter wins WWE 24/7 title, loses it shortly after

In free agent addition Enes Kanter, the Celtics should expect to get a solid post-scorer, an active rebounder and a big personality both on and off the court.

Boston will also be getting a WWE champion. 

On Monday night, Kanter, who had been practicing his wrestling craft throughout the summer, secured his first WWE 24/7 title at Madison Square Garden. 

In the video below, you can see him wearing his Celtics jersey while getting heavily booed by the New York fans in attendance. 

The catch of the 24/7 belt, is that it can be defended at any time, and any place as long as there is a WWE referee present. Shortly after Kanter won, WWE superstar R-Truth won the belt right back. 

That has to be a heartbreaking moment for Kanter to hold his championship for just a few minutes. However, it probably wouldn't be in the Celtics best interest to worry about him having to hold a title defense in the middle of their locker room or someplace like that. 

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Boston to host WWE SummerSlam Week at TD Garden in 2020

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Boston to host WWE SummerSlam Week at TD Garden in 2020

It's never too early to plan ahead, and local wrestling fans are doing just that today.

The WWE will descend on Boston for four straight nights next August, when SummerSlam Week comes to TD Garden. It all starts on Friday, August 21, 2020 with Smackdown LIVE, followed by NXT TakeOver on August 22, SummerSlam on August 23, and Monday Night Raw on August 24.

“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s biggest event of the summer to Boston in 2020,” WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events John P. Saboor said in a press release.  “We are grateful to Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and our partners at TD Garden and look forward to working with them to welcome the world to one of America’s great sports and entertainment cities.”

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh echoed the WWE's excitement: “On behalf of the City of Boston, we are excited to once again host WWE SummerSlam at TD Garden. SummerSlam attracts fans from all across the world, and we are excited to welcome them all to our city for this hallmark WWE event."

The Garden also hosted SummerSlam in 2006, but there was some thought to different venues this time around.

According to Sports Illustrated, Fenway Park was considered, but the logistics of setting up a major four-day event during the Red Sox season proved challenging. Gillette Stadium was reportedly not an option due to weather concerns, though SI reports that Gillette could look into hosting Wrestlemania in the future.

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Celtics' Kanter shows off wrestling moves in 'Enes The Menace' documentary with WWE legend

Celtics' Kanter shows off wrestling moves in 'Enes The Menace' documentary with WWE legend

New Celtics big man Enes Kanter has already endeared himself to his new team's fans without playing a game yet by expressing his love for Boston, his fandom of Tom Brady and his trolling of Kyrie Irving (and taking Irving's old number 11) among other things.

Now, don't be surprised if the 6-11 center from Turkey is showing off his wrestling moves in the paint this season.

Kanter has teamed with WWE legend Diamond Dallas Page for a "pseudo-documentary" titled "Enes The Menace" in which Kanter works out with Page and tries his hand at life in the WWE. 

Kanter says he's looking to become a wrestling heel and even practices calling out opponents: "LeBron, I'm coming for you!"

Here's the 24-minute feature via YouTube:

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