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The WWE universe could be about to get a big new player, a former NFL player to be exact.

Former Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers defensive end Shawne Merriman was seen around for the whole of the Wrestle Mania weekend and it is thought that the company could be set to sign the 29-year old.

He can be seen here as part of the WWE Network's WrestleMania warm up show.


"As seen on the WWE Network this past week, former NFL star Shawne Merriman has been working some of WWE’s pre and post-show panels.

Merriman reportedly worked a WWE tryout last year but wasn’t offered a job.

For what it’s worth, Rey Mysterio tweeted about hanging out with Merriman in New Orleans and referred to him as a future WWE Superstar."

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 companies 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.

But it seems like the WWE have reneged on that move and are set to bring Merriman in for another go although it is not yet known in what capacity.


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