DeAngelo Williams made his wrestling debut last night at Impact Wrestling Slammiversary live on pay-per-view. He was involved in a tag team with Moose as they took on Eli Drake and Chris Adonis who was formerly known as Chris Masters in the WWE.
Williams made his way down to the ring with a bunch of cheerleaders in addition to the free agent tight end Gary Barnidge and Nascar driver Austin Dillion.
Williams has always been a wrestling fan so it was a dream come true for him. He was trained by one of the best trainers and minds out there in the wrestling business Scott D’Amore. D’Amore has trained and mentored some of the very best that TNA and Impact Wrestling had to offer in the past such as Robert Roode, Eric Young, Petey Williams, and Johnny Devine to name a few.
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Over the years sports athletes have crossed over to wrestling world. A prime example of this was when the biggest wrestler at the time in Hollywood Hogan teamed with everybody favorite bad boy Dennis Rodman. This was a match that was made in heaven for the time. They took on Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone at 1998 WCW Bash at the Beach. Hogan and Rodman won the match and it turned out to be the biggest payday for the company. Other athletes who have made the cross over to wrestling successfully were Kevin Greene, Steve McMichael in WCW and finally Adam Pacman Jones in TNA.
Througout the match you could that Williams had the time of his life. Williams looked so smooth and natural with his moves and his motions in the ring. He have many memorable moments during the match such as an arm drag, shoulder block, cannonball, Samoan drop, Neckbreak. The finishing sequence Williams connected with a Frog Splash off the top rope on Chris Adonis who was on a table for the win.
It wouldn’t surprise me if wrestling is in the cards for Williams moving forward depending on his NFL future.
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