Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, DeAngelo Williams, may be moving from the football field to the wrestling mat.
Williams, a Pittsburgh fan favorite over the last two years, is still jobless in the NFL. Despite being arguably the best backup running back in the league over the last two seasons, the 34-year-old still hasn’t found interest from another team.
So, while he waits to hear from a team this summer, he’s taking to the wrestling mat to compete in some tag team events.
On July 2, Williams will be competing in a tag team event for Impact Wrestling during their Slamiversary XV event. Comparatively the equivalent of Wrestlemania for a less valued company, Williams is starting his new career out on one of the biggest wrestling stages out there.
The former running back appeared in a promotional video with broadcaster, Josh Matthews, at Impact Wrestling headquarters in Nashville. Williams explained that he wasn’t there to sign with the Tennessee Titans, but to talk to Jeff Jarrett about an upcoming match.
Williams will be teaming up with former NFL offensive lineman and Impact Grand Champion, Moose, also known as Quinn Ojjinaka, and take on Eli Drake and Chris Adonis.
This isn’t Williams’ first stunt in the ring. Earlier this year, the running back teamed up with free agent tight end, Gary Barnidge, to help Moose during a fight with superstar, Davey Richards. With the love the two Pro Bowlers got from the fans, Williams decided his wrestling career wasn’t over.
At least he knows that if no team gives him a call that he has a future on the mat. It may not be his first choice, but at 34-years-old, Williams still has a lot of “fight” left in him.