Speaking in the NXT Takeover conference call last week, Triple H confirmed that WWE had been talking to former NFL star Shawne Merriman and that they would love to have him on their team.
"Shawne has done some analyst work for us, done some stuff for the [WWE] Network. We are having conversations with Shawne, and it's really going to come down to time and what he wants to do. Shawne expressed to me he had two dreams growing up.
One was to be an NFL superstar, and he did that, and the other was to be a WWE superstar. He's done one, and now he's heavily contemplating the other. We're in discussions. So we'll see what happens, see where it goes. He's a great guy, an amazing athlete, very smart, and we'd love to have him."
After retiring from the NFL in 2013 due to multiple injury problems that limited his productivity, Merriman infamously had a sort of try out for the WWE at the company's Performance Center in Orlando, which serves as both a wrestling school and training facility.
Things didn't go well for the former pro football star as his fitness and athleticism was criticised hugely during his trial.
It seems like the 30-year old has improved though and could be coming to a square circle near you in the not-too-distant future.