Before getting his Super Bowl XLVI ring, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will set foot in a pro wrestling ring.
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A source told FOXSports.com on Saturday that Pierre-Paul will make an appearance for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at a Monday night television taping in Orlando, Fla. The segment will air on TNA’s Thursday night Impact Wrestling telecast (9 p.m. ET, Spike TV).
Although his NFL contract prohibits him from partaking in too much scripted action because of the risk of injury, Pierre-Paul is expected to have an in-ring confrontation with TNA star Kurt Angle. TNA booked a similar storyline last year involving Angle and New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott, who is an avid pro wrestling fan.
TNA also has used NFL players such as Pacman Jones and Frank Wycheck in its wrestling angles.
Pierre-Paul is coming off his best NFL season, earning Pro Bowl honors after notching 16.5 sacks during the regular season. He also played a key defensive role in New York’s 21-17 Super Bowl XLVI victory over New England.