Earlier this week Tim Byrdak of the Mets broke out “Hulk Hogan“. Following up on Mike’s post “NFL Players in Wrestling” (CLICK HERE) I wanted to make a list of some athletes I think could make great wrestlers. Assuming these guys already have that athletic ability I will focus more on character/look rather than in ring skills 🙂
He’s the closer for the Giants but would be a great opener for any wrestling show. Honestly I would watch Wilson do anything (Rap, Sock Puppet Show, Brush his teeth). The guy is flat out interesting.
His beard gives him the look. His brain makes him outstanding!
If UFC star Chael Sonnen is interested in a career in the WWE after he is done fighting i’m thinking he can have it. I could just post videos without saying a word and I’d think you’d know what I was talking about after a couple minutes. If the WWE ever goes through a rough patch in ratings, My money is on Chael Sonnen to come to the rescue. I’m sure he’ll be the most likely to get a call from Vince McMahon when his Mixed Martial Arts career is over.
"The American Gangster, The Pride of West Linn, Oregon"
Can’t just have one video of Chael.
Perfect guy for the Royal Rumble. He Doesn’t mind taking on an entire team.
Sean Avery is easily one of the most disliked players in the NHL. He likes to fight like a lot of hockey players but he also can sting you with his mic skills. A perfect heel in the wrestling biz.
Avery plays the "Heel" well
Wrestlng has years of corny gimmicks. Now let me introduce to you, Clinton Portis.
Clinton in "Character"
Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow (Tag Team)
Every wrestling promotion has the face or babyface good guy. How could you get any nicer than a Tag Team of Tebow and Lin? They could be “The Good Guys”. This type of team also seems to be hated as well so it works either way!
People say wrestling has become more of a Soap Opera over the years. What player would have a better storyline then Delonte West? A relationship with Lebron Jame’s mom, Application to Home Depot, Being homeless during a season? Great stuff already!
"I wonder what Lebron's mom is doing after the game?"
Anderson Varejao and Joakim Noah (Tag Team)
Both are tall and lanky basketball players with crazy hair. They might not be on the same team in the NBA but I think they’d make a pretty interesting looking Tag Team.
Twins separated at birth?
Ron Artest “Metta WorldPeace”
Google “Ron Artest”.
Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco (Tag Team)
This would make a lot of sense. Not only would they think they where better than everyone, They’d also have to deal with each others drama. Who would turn on the other quicker?
"How Cool Are We?" "People hate on us because we are better than them"
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Ok that’s it for me! Hope you enjoyed.