Unlike one of his New York Giants teammates, Brandon Jacobs is ready to rumble.
A source told FOXSports.com that Jacobs will step into the ring Monday night on television during a TNA Wrestling television taping in Orlando, Fla. Jacobs will be taking the spot originally offered to Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who pulled out of his appearance Sunday because of post-season exhaustion.
The 6-foot-4, 264-pound Jacobs is expected to have a confrontation with TNA star and 1996 U.S. Olympic gold-medalist wrestler Kurt Angle. Jacobs won’t work an actual match but there may be some degree of physicality that wouldn’t violate his NFL contract.
The segment will air on Thursday night’s Impact Wrestling telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV.
Unfortunately, TNA couldn’t book Jacobs in a grudge match against New England quarterback Tom Brady. Jacobs generated headlines last week when saying that Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen should “stay cute and shut up” after she ripped Patriots receivers in frustration following a 21-17 loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Jacobs later apologized for his comments.