Update: Shawne Merriman Heading To WWE?

Ryan Clark October 25, 2013 8

Update: Shawne Merriman Heading To WWE?



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Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

Three-time Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection Shawne Merriman is looking to enter the world of professional wrestling after retiring from the National Football League in March at the age of 28. He participated in a multi-day tryout this week at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and according to sources within the sports-entertainment organization, has not been offered any deal, much less signed to a contract.

Merriman was a first-round pick in 2005 by the San Diego Chargers and named the Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10 sacks. In 2006, he served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s steroid policy, and still finished the season with 17 sacks.

The once promising pass rusher was never able to match the production of the early years of his career. After totaling 39.5 sacks in his first three seasons while making the Pro Bowl each year, he managed just six sacks from 2008 through 2012. He was looking to revitalize his career as recently as July, as he went on Twitter to make a plea for the Atlanta Falcons to sign him.


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8 Comments »

  1. Gary Mcbain October 26, 2013 at 11:26 am - Reply

    who retires at 28?

    • Creature_of_the_Night October 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Someone who still wants to have all their faculties when they’re FIFTY eight.

      I don’t care about that in wrestling, because pro wrestling is something people SHOULD give their health up for to do right.

      But football? If you could retire early, no need being a cripple or senile over that.

      Pro wrestling – that’s worth giving up health for.

      God bless.

      • Gary Mcbain October 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

        I almost thought you were making progress. Your point about his early retirement was almost logical. Then the usual b######t wwe bashing starts. Which is especially pathetic considering no one at all commented on the post about what company he was going to. I feel bad for your bro. There really is no hope for you

  2. Creature_of_the_Night October 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    MAN – I swear…

    If this was about him going to TNA….the Universe would be cr*pping all over TNA more than usual.

    Hypocrites – see it all the time.

    • Hooch Iscrazy October 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      If you could read you would notice they didn’t give him a contract. If he tried out for TNA he’d be a main eventer and take the TNA title within months.

    • Creature_Of_The_Day October 27, 2013 at 2:37 am - Reply

      But since he’s going to wwe is ok to bash?

      • Creature_of_the_Night October 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm - Reply

        Yep.

  3. anonymous October 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm - Reply

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