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Redskins8588 03-10-2004 07:44 PM

WWE Invades NFL!!!
 
foxsports.com has an article about WWE's Brock Lesnar stating that after Wrestlemania XX he wants to leave the WWE and try out for the NFL. The article also states that he turned down tryouts for the Bucs and REDSKINS back in 2002. How well do you think that he will or could do in the NFL??

Gmanc711 03-10-2004 07:47 PM

Where's my man Johnnyredskins. Let me tell you somthing, Brock Lesnar wont succeed in the National football league. The guy hasent played football since high school, and I dont even know if he played it then. The only positions that this guy's body is framed for is Fullback and Line Backer, and hes too slow to play those postions. I mean hes a big, athletic guy, so ya never know. But my $$ is on him not even getting close.

Redskins8588 03-10-2004 07:50 PM

I agree with you I dont see him being a star or even making a team but he is big and athletic.

Daseal 03-10-2004 08:54 PM

Wrestling is almost as big of a joke as that oversized galoof trying to do anything more than practice falling and slamming 5 days a week.

Ive never understood the fascination with Wrestling. You have two (or more) guys who are obviously faking it and it's totally set. How can you get into it. THat's like going to a football game with a pre-determined outcome. It's just not fun!

Not to mention the 'personalities' of the wrestlers are just horrible. They try to act like badasses and try to be intense, but I guess that's what you do when your sport finished in the red and is losing fans like Nascar without wrecks.

azskinsfan2 03-10-2004 09:02 PM

I've never heard of this guy(I quit watching wrestling several years ago). I don't think he could make it in the NFL anyway (especiallly if he hasn't played since high school). Several football players have gone into wrestling (Rock) but I don't know of any going from wrestling to the NFL.
Wrestling may be staged and the outcome predetermined but don't ever think these guys aren't athletic. Some of the moves, jumps and falls they take would kick an NFL players butt!!!

Beemnseven 03-10-2004 09:05 PM

[QUOTE=Daseal]Wrestling is almost as big of a joke as that oversized galoof trying to do anything more than practice falling and slamming 5 days a week.

Ive never understood the fascination with Wrestling. You have two (or more) guys who are obviously faking it and it's totally set. How can you get into it. THat's like going to a football game with a pre-determined outcome. It's just not fun!

Not to mention the 'personalities' of the wrestlers are just horrible. They try to act like badasses and try to be intense, but I guess that's what you do when your sport finished in the red and is losing fans like Nascar without wrecks.[/QUOTE]

Daseal, we may not agree on the Clarett issue -- but you hit the nail on the head with regards to "pro wrestling".

Well said.

DA Hogs 03-10-2004 10:28 PM

There are a few guys in the wwe and the nwa now that have played in the nfl one of which Bill Goldberg who played for the falcons till he blew his knee out has came out and said that they are 2 different worlds each have there own grooling days. I don't think brock would make it but there might be a handful of guys that would have a chance (no qb's or rb's )

sportscurmudgeon 03-10-2004 11:17 PM

Brock Lesnar was the NCAA super heavyweight wrestling champion. That's real wrestling folks, not the WWE nonsense.

There was another NCAA super heavyweight wrestling champion who became a nose tackle for a Super Bowl championship team. His name was Curly Culp. And if you never saw Curly Culp play, he was a damned good nose tackle for a long time.

What I wonder is whether or not Lesnar can pass the NFL drug tests after a stint in the WWE? A few folks there have been known to ingest a few "banned substances".

Gmanc711 03-10-2004 11:54 PM

[QUOTE=Daseal]Wrestling is almost as big of a joke as that oversized galoof trying to do anything more than practice falling and slamming 5 days a week.

Ive never understood the fascination with Wrestling. You have two (or more) guys who are obviously faking it and it's totally set. How can you get into it. THat's like going to a football game with a pre-determined outcome. It's just not fun!

Not to mention the 'personalities' of the wrestlers are just horrible. They try to act like badasses and try to be intense, but I guess that's what you do when your sport finished in the red and is losing fans like Nascar without wrecks.[/QUOTE]

The whats the facination with movies, everythings predetermined. How can you get into it? ( Sorry, I gotta stick up for it, I've liked it forever)

Daseal 03-11-2004 12:03 AM

I really don't like many movies, except goofy comedies. Just not my thing.

Sports, I'm not saying the guys that wrestle aren't athletes. It takes skill to do what they do, I'm just saying I don't see the appeal behind it. Lots of things can take skill but be worth nothing. Can these guys make the transition, I don't know. I'm talking about wrestling in itself.

Gmanc711 03-11-2004 12:06 AM

These guys are amazing athletes, but its at a completley different level than football. Its not saying one is above another, they are just completley different things. For football, you have to be quick, powerful and explosive. The only thing you need in wrestling of those, is power. You need more acting ability, charisma, and " Gymnastic" type athletisim to be a good wrestler.

Daseal 03-11-2004 12:11 AM

I agree with you on most all of those points, Gmac. However, I feel the wrestlers are in dire need of some charisma. Their catch phrases and little stunts are normally lame and I feel embarrassed just to watch them.

For a good example of how many wrestlers have a problem making a transition into another field, go check out Macho Man Randy Savage's new cd.

BE A MAN HULK!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to rip on anyone's enjoyed hobby. I'm just trying to explain where I'm coming from. If you like wrestling, then don't think I'm trying to influence you any other man. Depriving another man of his opinion would make me a horrible person. Just posting my ideas so people can see it from another perspective.

SittingBull 03-11-2004 12:13 AM

Brock is definitely diesel and works out like a machine (as most wwe wrestlers do). He kind of looks like Drago from Rocky IV on a steroids/crack combination of some sort. I think he has the strength and stamina to try out for an NFL team but you need more then that to be good and his competition will have the advantage of experience and mentality over him so I dont think he'll make it too far. He was a dominating wrestler in college though. Real wrestling not fake hehe.

Gmanc711 03-11-2004 12:15 AM

I'll agree with most of the current stars. But if you go back to 1998, when the WWF was in its prime, these guys had great charecters, and a had a TON of people hooked. They have made some HORRIBLE decisions on how they run, and market things and they are suffering bigtime for it. The only reason I'm still into it, is becasue a couple of my friends who I dont see as much are into it and it gets everyone together.

skinsfanthru&thru 03-11-2004 02:00 AM

[QUOTE=Gmanc711] For football, you have to be quick, powerful and explosive. The only thing you need in wrestling of those, is power. [/QUOTE]

while everyone knows wrestling is fake, it requires a lot more than just power. these guys have to be quick and explosive not just to protect themselves from injury but the other guy/s in the matches. both "sports" require their athletes to have great endurance as well. that being said I only see the rare exception of a wrestler becoming a pro football and only if they had previous expirience in college with a physical sport.

and on the note about why people watch, I honestly don't know why I watch lately. sure the most of the divas are very nice to watch especially the catfights in lingerie, but I digress. I think mostly its just something to help me stay connected to a part of my childhood when I thought it was all real and it was cool watching the good and bad guys fighting it out, especially the Undertaker.


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