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07-12-2017, 05:52 AM

Looks like DeAngelo is getting on with his "life's work":

DeAngelo Williams heading into the squared circle

Posted by Darin Gantt on June 9, 2017, 11:56 AM EDT

Veteran running back DeAngelo Williams hasn’t found work in football, but is finding a way to stay busy.

According to Brian Campbell of CBSSports.com, the free agent is apparently going to work for something called Impact Wrestling.

Williams is scheduled to compete in a tag team match with Moose (former NFL offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka) at Impact’s Slammiversary XV pay-per-view on July 2 in Orlando, where they will face Chris Adonis and Eli Drake.

In April, Williams and his former Panthers teammate Gary Barnidge rescued Moose from an attack by another wrestler, so it makes sense that they’d team up in the future.

While he doesn’t have the star power of a Rob Gronkowski (which explains the fact Williams is not appearing at a WWE event), he has long been a fan.

The Steelers let him walk as a free agent this offseason. The 34-year-old gained 343 yards on 98 carries last year, so it seems his football days have passed.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/06/09/deangelo-williams-heading-into-the-squared-circle/
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07-12-2017, 05:53 AM

DeAngelo Williams proves the risks of wrestling are real
Posted by Mike Florio on July 3, 2017, 9:00 AM EDT

Veteran running back DeAngelo Williams, who has proven again and again that the tank still isn’t empty, tried his hand (or maybe I should say his face) at wrestling over the weekend. It could have gone horribly wrong for him.

Williams, participating in something called Slammiversary XV, capped the tag-team match by climbing to the top rope and jumping from the turnbuckle. Unlike old-school wrestling, where guys like the late Randy Savage would simply land on a waiting opponent in the middle of the ring, DeAngelo’s target was laying atop a folding table.

So Williams hit the body on the table with his torso, and his head went past the table and slammed onto the mat. Williams literally could have broken his neck.

“This is what happens when it’s real and people think it’s fake,” Williams said on Twitter, posting the video of the climb, jump, landing, and eventual pin. “But the money is real.”

As much as I hated hearing it from my dad when I was a kid, much of wrestling is fake. The outcome has been determined before the match begins, and the punching (which used to accompany a loud stomp that supplied the sound of the blow) and kicking doesn’t have nearly the impact that it would in the alley behind a bar.

But the stunts are real, and the risk of serious injury is always present. While it’s unclear how Williams was supposed to properly land when jumping onto a large human laying a flimsy portable table, it’s safe to assume he wasn’t supposed to take a header onto the mat.

So, yes, the danger is real. Perhaps even more real than it is in the NFL, which could still come calling for Williams once injuries to other tailbacks inevitably occur.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/201...-are-real/
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07-12-2017, 06:14 AM

He looked pretty good Smile
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07-14-2017, 11:57 PM

I caught some of his "match" last night. I agree, he actually looked pretty good, as wrestlers go.


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07-24-2017, 02:12 AM

(07-14-2017, 11:57 PM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: I caught some of his "match" last night. I agree, he actually looked pretty good, as wrestlers go.

Yeah, but he ain't no George The Animal Steel
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Or Baron Von Rashcke
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07-27-2017, 07:25 AM

The first weekend after we moved to Denver I quickly grabbed one of the old Wrestling News magazine's that had all the TV time slots around the country so I could watch AWA wrestling for the first time.  The AWA was solely a Denver market in 1983.  

I was thrilled that I could finally watch all of the "Big 3" in one weekend. Thumbsup
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