It appears as if WWE has their eye on a former NFL player, and student of a former world champion
Marcellus Black, real name Brennan Williams, could be on his way to the WWE, based on an Instagram post this week from one of his trainers, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.
"Thank you to the ROW Nation last night! We had a packed crowd, and now we are full steam ahead to #SummerofChampions3. I want to thank Marcellus Black for everything you did for the ROW, now go become The Great Black Otaku of the WWE! Now can you dig that, SUCKA," Booker said in his post.
The 25-year old Williams is billed at 6'6", 317 pounds, and played for the Houston Texans in 2013 after being selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. He was signed to the New England Patriots for their practice squad, only to be released two days later.Williams started training shortly after his last NFL release, and made his in-ring debut in February at Booker T's Reality of Wrestling.
WWE had been interested in another former pro athlete in that of Evolve's Matt Riddle, before having second thoughts. Riddle was a UFC fighter, and was forced out of the company after a series of failed drug tests for marijuana. The company also signed former Bellator MMA fighter Gzim Selmani, who is on NXT as a member of the Authors of Pain.
By Sean Ross Sapp