The NFL and WWE share big hits and larger-than-life personalities, but according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the two companies could soon be sharing employment opportunities. Marvez, who has a background in covering the NFL and wrestling (use to write a pretty prominent wrestling blog), reports that the WWE's Jim Ross met with the NFLPA on Wednesday to discuss the future of players who are cut by teams and need jobs.
The WWE wants to recruit bottom-of-roster NFL talent to become their new superstars. The NFLPA, which serves as a management entity for the players' best interests, could serve as a matchmaker between the league and the squared circle. The move makes sense as the WWE wants big, athletic young guys with charisma, and the NFL has a boatload of those characters.
Wrestling and football have been bedfellows in the past. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (played defense for the University of Miami), Bill Goldberg (played for the Falcons), Steve McMichael (played for the Bears Super Bowl team), Lawrence Taylor (had a match at Wrestlemania), Bart Scott (TNA), Adam Jones (TNA), Brock Lesner (participated in Vikings minicamp) and dual-sport legend, Bronko Nagurski (played for the Bears and was a world champion) all competed on the field and in the ring. For some players who enjoy the spotlight and life on the road, the wrestling business could be a welcomed profession, especially if their NFL careers are in the toilet. Guys like Chad Johnson, Terrell Owen and even Tim Tebow, who all have "big star" appeal, could make a mint in the wrestling business.
With that said, there are several current Eagles that will be on the streets come September. For fringe talent, it may be in their best interest to jump at the opportunity with the WWE. However, only time will tell on who will have the "unwanted" freedom to make the switch.
Editors Note: BGNers, who do you see as the best Eagles player for the WWE? What should their ring name be? What would be their finishing move?