Merriman Attempting Wrestling Career?


Former Maryland linebacker Shawne Merriman announced earlier this year that he would be calling “Lights Out” on his professional football career.

In his short-lived retirement, the former All-Pro linebacker may have found his new calling - as a professional WWE wrestler. Per 411Mania, “Former NFL Player Shawne Merriman… was at the WWE Performance Center this week”. Merriman also posted the below picture to his Facebook, showing off his recent battle scars.

It’s crazy to think how quickly the former 12th overall draft pick - still just 29 years old - has gone from leading the NFL in sacks in 2006 to potentially breaking press tables for a living.

It will be interesting to see if Merriman can have sustained success taking his “Lights Out” persona from the field to the ring.

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