Former Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams turned heads with his pro wrestling de but at Sunday Night's Slammiversary show, but how much preparation he had turned even more heads. And now he's retiring. (More on that last thing in a bit.)
Williams impressed many, landing smooth shoulder blocks, Samoan drops, frog splashes among other spots on his way to a victory over Chris Adonis and Eli Drake at the show. His tag team partner and friend Moose dropped a bomb, revealing Williams had only trained three times before the match.
Too bad that now Williams says he's retiring. He told ESPN's Adam Schefter: “It was my debut and my retirement all at the same time.” Williams, now 34, said that GFW asked him to keep wrestling, but he turned them down. Too bad.
Video emerged a month ago of the free agent running back training with Scott D'Amore in Canada in preparation for his debut. His performance earned high marks from wrestlers and fans alike.
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