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Shawne Merriman to the WWE?

Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of talk about Shawne Merriman possibly going to the WWE at the end of the 2010 NFL season. A lot of this talk has heated up ever since Goldberg started his negotiations with the WWE. He said he would like to be tag team partners with Merriman. Merriman is only 25 years old and has already talk to Vince McMahon about the possiblilty. Merrmiman was a 1st round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft and has accomplished some things rather quickly including:

AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2005)
Three time Pro Bowl selection (2005, 2006, 2007)
Three time All-Pro selection (2005, 2006, 2007)

It is not uncommon for football players to become pro wrestlers. Here is a list of the men who have switched from football to pro wrestling:

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan- Atlanta Falcons
Lex Luger- Green Bay Packers
Bill Goldberg- Atlanta Falcons, St Louis Rams
Kevin Greene- Carolina Panthers, Los Angelas Rams, San Fransisco 49ers
Brian Pillman- Cincinatti Bengals
Ernie “Big Cat” Ladd- San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers
Steve “Mongo” McMichael- Chicago Bears
Ed “Wahoo” McDaniel- Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New Yotk Jets
Ahmed Johnson- Dallas Cowboys
“Alpha Male” Monty Brown- Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots

So as you can see there are some big names on this list. Others like Ron Simmons, Paul Orndorff, and The Rock played College Football but never made it pro. Shawne Merriman would have a lot to live up to if he joined this list but I think he could. He’s got the attitude, and he’s got the look so I think he would do well. Only time will tell if Merriman makes the jump. Stay tuned for more on Shawne Merriman possibily going to the WWE.

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