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Pacman Jones signs with TNA

Postby blackfordpu » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:15 am

Adam "Pacman" Jones is entering the world of men in tights wielding metal folding chairs.

The troubled Tennessee Titans cornerback, suspended from the NFL for the entire season after numerous run-ins with the law, has signed a contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, the company said Monday.

Jones' first in-ring appearance will be for its "iMPACT!" show on Spike TV on Thursday, TNA said. That show already has been taped, including Jones' appearance. He also will appear in a pay-per-view show Sunday at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2962780

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Re: Pacman Jones signs with TNA

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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D


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Re: Pacman Jones signs with TNA

Postby blackfordpu » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:39 pm

It seems the Titans are going to try and block this move.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2969037

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Re: Pacman Jones signs with TNA

Postby NDSUFREAK » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:46 pm

WOW...
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Re: Pacman Jones signs with TNA

Postby AppGuy04 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:17 am

He's not even scheduled to wrestle. He's only making an appearance thus far. Looks like just a money making move for TNA, smart if you ask me. I think they are shooting to become a WCW type and give WWE come competition.

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Re: Pacman Jones signs with TNA

Postby AppGuy04 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:17 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2969037

Looks like Pacman can participate but can not wrestle

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Re: Pacman Jones signs with TNA

Postby blackfordpu » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:49 pm

AppGuy04 wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2969037

Looks like Pacman can participate but can not wrestle


After reading this:

The suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback won't be allowed to touch or be touched, use or be hit by any object or anything else that could injure him.


He may as well just buy a ticket and watch.

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Re: Pacman Jones signs with TNA

Postby SuperHornet » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:46 pm

You guys talk about this like it's some unusual thing. Professional athletes from George Ruth to Steve "Mongo" McMichael have been dabbling in the squared circle for a long time. Wahoo McDaniel was an ex-Raider who hit it big in wrestling. McMichael won a Super Bowl with the Bears before wearing his number on his tights in WCW. Lawrence Taylor competed at Wrestlemaina. Hulk Hogan got Dennis Rodman and The Mailman in a tag team match back in the '90s. AJ Pierszynski (sp?) has been involved in both WCW and TNA. Even stepping outside of sports for a sec, WCW was so desperate to beat the WWE that they sacrificed what little credibility they had in EITHER the wrestling world or the "real" world by handing their world title to pipsqueak David Arquette. Heck, just last week, wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter got his clock cleaned by Evander Holyfield on SmackDown. Attempts have even been made the OTHER way. Former NCAA wrestling champ and WWE star Brock Lesnar had at least a SEMBLANCE of a tryout with the Vikings. Commentators and some-time wrestlers Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler tried their hand at football commentary while WWE was sponsoring the ill-fated XFL. Former Navy SEAL and Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura did football commentary for both the Buccaneers and Vikings before getting into politics.

My point is that whether or not Pacman was attempting to jumpstart a new career or not isn't really a big deal. The bogus Titans preventing him from doing so may or may not have been legally defensible, but given the proclivity for wrestlers, particularly inexperienced wrestler wannabes, to get hurt, I don't think anyone can really blame the organization to at least TRY to protect their investment. Pacman may have a claim for not being able to make a livelihood for himself, though he's probably better off PR-wise to drop that idea. I'll conclude by saying that Pacman trying to break into wrestling is NOT a big deal.
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