NFL Player Says Smackdown Moved Because Of Football

It's Sunday, which is synonymous with football, but WWE is also running No Mercy tonight.

It seems at every turn, the WWE is forced to battle football, notably on Mondays. In an interview with CBS, NFL offensive lineman thinks the WWE moved Smackdown from Thursdays to Tuesdays to avoid competition with the NFL. He also admitted, he prefers watching WWE.

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"I think so. Me personally, I don't even watch Monday Night Football anymore. I'm tuned in on RAW. I tape it and watch it again, too. From what I saw, I guess WWE has more followers watching wrestling and tweeting about it than football. So, I think it's working," said Gettis.

One of the reasons Gattis tunes into Raw is to see his friend Big E. The two played together at the University of Iowa. Gattis told an interesting story about Big E's personality and a hobby of his. 

"When he's around other people, he's pretty cooled down and a little reserved. But when he's with his buddies, he's the same way he is on TV. Just a fun-loving guy who likes to have a great time. And here's a fun fact. He was actually a teaching assistant for one of the gym classes I took at Iowa. That's something about him that nobody probably knows. He taught badminton. That's just Big E for you," said Gattis.

Gattis' New York Giants sit at 2-2. 

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