www.411mania.com
|  News |  Columns |  TV Reports |  Video Reviews |  Title History |  Hall of Fame |  News Report |  The Dunn List |
SPOTLIGHTS  SPOTLIGHTS
MOVIES/TV
// Top 8 Spaceship Crews
MUSIC
// Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye Review
WRESTLING
// 411's WWE RAW Report 7.28.14
MMA
// UFC’s Best Division: Featherweight?
GAMES
// Watch: Behind the Scenes of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham




 HOT TOPICS
//  CM Punk
//  John Cena
//  Triple H
//  Hulk Hogan
//  Randy Orton
//  Christian
SYNDICATE  SYNDICATE



411mania RSS Feeds





Follow 411mania on Twitter!




Add 411 On Facebook
 


 
 411mania » Wrestling » News

Advertisement
Jim Ross Discusses His Hopes of working With the NFLPA and Wrestling’s History With Football Players
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.27.2013



- Jim Ross has posted anew blog entry, discussing the possible relationship between WWE and the NFLPA. Here are the highlights…

I flew to Washington , D.C. Tuesday evening and met with the NFLPA on Wednesday morning. It was a productive meeting as the NFLPA group is in contact with literally hundreds of high level athletes who become detached from the NFL and are looking for their next career opportunity.

Obviously, not every former football player will fit into WWE Developmental but some will and those that do have a chance to use their God given athleticism and their extroverted personalities to fit into the system and hopefully become WWE stars some day.

Over the years, the wrestling business has been dotted with stars who have had a football background including Bronko Nagurski who was a former NWA Champion and is a member of the NFL's inaugural Hall of Fame class.

Some critics say that WWE is making a mistake going this route to which I wholeheartedly disagree. We are looking for athletes who have outgoing personalities and who are fans of the genre of sports entertainment and who WANT to become WWE Superstars. Great athletes who don't have any emotional investment in the world of sports entertainment need not apply.

The great thing about a former NFL player, no matter their level of league experience, is that we know that we are getting an athlete of a high level and their pedigree and background can be thoroughly checked to make sure that it's a good 'marriage.' There are literally scores of talented, educated young men who have lived their football dreams and are now ready to embark on another career course. If we are successful matching athleticism with the necessary aptitude of a given talent, then WWE and its fanbase wins.

Time will tell how this potential arrangement works out for all involved but WWE will continue to look far and wide for potential WWE talents including other sports groups and organizations worldwide, the independent wrestling circuit, and beyond.


Credit: jrsbarbq.com/





Must-read news from around the site:
* Draya Michelle Instagrams her bikini cleavage
* Christina Milian is smoking hot in a poolside bikini
* Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celese fill out their UFC Octagon Girl tops nicely
* New TV spot revealed for Pacific Rim
* Amanda Bynes attacks Rihanna on Twitter
* Jay-Z's sports agency being investigated by NFL over new singing
* The Top 10 Josh Koscheck Fights
* Ask 411: Metro 2033, Discworld, Death Gate





MUST-READ 411 STORIES:

First Hobbit 3 Trailer!

Top 8 Spaceship Crews

Kim Kardashian Rocks Thong Bikini


comments powered by Disqus









www.41mania.com
Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.