DeAngelo Williams is a 34-year-old free agent running back in the NFL. So in football years, he’s damn near a senior citizen.
But Williams has shown no signs of slowing down on the field and was a solid backup for Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers last season, but Williams has yet to sign with a new team for the upcoming season.
If one thing is for certain, however, it’s that he’s already thinking about life after football and as an avid wrestling fan was able to make his in-ring debut recently with Impact Wrestling.
The results were way better than anyone could’ve expected and honestly after just peeping this quick sequence, you can see this dude actually has some potential to get signed and really do this if he wanted to.
It’s safe to say that 95% of the NFL (excluding kickers, punters, and some QBs) could translate their skills to wrestling well but DeAngelo is actually a student of the game and has been pulling up to events his whole life, so he knows what’s good.
But just how good can he be? Respected wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer was impressed, saying of Williams’ debut,
“This guy, in his first match…is probably better than almost anyone…with two years training in WWE. And a lot of guys with two years training in New Japan!…It was freaky how good he was.”
Considering that the WWE will have Lavar Ball pull up on Monday Night Raw, it’s not too far out of the imagination to think that they’d give DeAngelo a call.
Not everything went smoothly though. There was one botch in his match when DeAngelo attempted the frog splash through a table and underestimated his athleticism, landing on his neck and avoiding serious injury.
Damn if he woulda stuck that landing and broke the table, shit woulda been TOO LIT.
Realistically this dude should just peace from the NFL while he can and get into the WWE. Imagine him facing off against an AJ Style or Shinsuke Nakamura? I can already hear the marks complaining about it now.