San Francisco 49ers duo pull off epic Stone Cold Steve Austin impression at training camp

San Francisco 49ers duo Nick Zakelj & Sam Schlueter

Two San Francisco 49ers have been having some fun during training camp by showing off their best Stone Cold Steve Austin impressions.

The San Francisco 49ers are in a very delicate spot right now as a franchise. They have just come off the back of a season that saw them reach the NFC Conference Championship game, winning road playoff games against the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers in order to get there. 

But despite that success, they are going through a few changes in the organisation, as they are set to move away from the quarterback who got them there in Jimmy Garoppolo and transition to youngster Trey Lance, a decision that could end up backfiring if he doesn’t adjust to being in the NFL all that well. 

But even though there is a lot of serious work to be done, given that they still have a good nine days (ten when the footage was released) days until their first game of the preseason, that doesn’t mean that players can’t still have a little bit of fun along the way.

And that’s exactly what offensive linemen Nick Zakelj and Sam Schlueter did when they decided to take on the persona of professional wrestlers during training camp in order to keep the fans happy.

A stunning performance

In a pretty clear violation of the ‘Don’t Try This At Home’ message that WWE and other wrestling promotions put out in order to dissuade people from hurting themselves, Zakelj and Schlueter, upon hearing the entrance theme of Stone Cold Steve Austin in the background, decided to put on a show for the fans at training camp, with the former giving the latter a ‘Stone Cold Stunner’:

Obviously it was done at a very slow pace, so nobody was likely to get hurt, and at least it gave the fans something to cheer about.

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Perhaps a peak into the future?

Zakelj and Schlueter are both rookies in the NFL this season, so they have a long way to go before they can be on an NFL roster, with all of the preseason to survive and the various cuts that will be taking place to trim the roster down to 53.

However if things don’t work out for them in the NFL, then wrestling might be too big of a jump for them to make in terms of their career, as plenty of professional wrestlers have started out as American Football players in the past, including Brock Lesnar, The Rock and Roman Reigns to name just a few. 

Let’s just hope a copy of this video made its way to WWE headquarters, just in case they are on the lookout for new talent.

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