Number of posts : 7477
Age : 28
Location : Providence,Rhode Island
Favorite WWE Wrestler : Roman Reigns
Jimmy & Jey Uso
Favorite WWE Diva : AJ Lee
Favorite TNA Wrestler : EC3
Favorite TNA Knockout : Taryn Terrell
Registration date : 2008-06-28
|Subject: Lights Out" Shawne Merriman signs with WWE Sat 12 Apr 2014, 9:56 pm|| |
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- The news that Merriman is working with the WWE came from "The John Layfield and Michael Cole Show," via SB Nation's Testudo Times blog. The Testudo Times says it's unclear what role the former Chargers and Bills linebacker will have with the wrestling organization. WrestleChat.net said the plan is for Merriman to be an announcer while he trains to be a wrestler, then make the transition to the ring when he's ready.
Merriman took the NFL by storm as a first-round pick by San Diego in 2005. He won the NFL defensive rookie of the year award in 2005, led the NFL with 17 sacks in 2006 and made three straight Pro Bowls in his first three seasons. Merriman tore knee ligaments in 2008 and tried to play through it before eventually having surgery. He was never the same, with just six more NFL sacks before walking away from the game after the 2012 season.
The rumors really got going when WWE star Rey Mysterio Jr. posted a photo with Merriman on his Instragram account with the hastag #futurewwesuperstar