Former Defensive ROY working out with WWE
Shawne Merriman’s NFL career ended prematurely due to injuries, but what’s to say that he can’t do something else of a physical nature for a living—like professional wrestling?
The former Defensive Rookie of the Year has been seen training at the WWE Performance Center. WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon has said he would love to have former football players sign up.
This could be the perfect job for Merriman. Shifting his persona over to professional wrestling will not be hard. He already has a nickname—Lights Out. Merriman has already lived a WWE style drama with his ex-girlfriend, reality television personality Tila Tequila.
Back in 2009 Merriman was arrested for false imprisonment and battery after choking her and not letting her leave when she wanted to. In true WWE-drama fashion the charges were dropped a week later.
He sued her a couple months later for something totally unrelated to that arrest, was awarded $2 million, but then later petitioned the court along with Tequila to dismiss the claim.
Yeah, this guy is a WWE storyline waiting to happen.