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Shawne Merriman won't be defecting to the WWE

3171.jpgRecently, former wrestling star Goldberg said he could be returning to the WWE — and that if he does his tag-team partner will be Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman.

The suggestion didn’t sound quite so foolish on the surface, given that Merriman is a restricted free agent with five years of service, that he’s not happy with the CBA quirk that has kept him from becoming an unrestricted free agent, that he could in theory take a year off and return as an unrestricted free agent in 2011, if the rules reduce the eligibility to five years or fewer, and that he seems to be just enough of a free spirit to do it.

Alas, a source with knowledge of the situation tells us that Merriman will not be taking a year off and entering the squared circle.

“He might enjoy the attention,” the source said, “but he will play [football] somewhere in 2010.”

Also, teammate Quentin Jammer recently told XX 1090 in San Diego that the suggestion that Merriman would give up football for wrestling is “hogwash.”  Said Jammer, “I know ‘Lights,’ and ‘Lights’ is all about football.”

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25 Responses to “Shawne Merriman won't be defecting to the WWE”
  1. Jackson says: Mar 30, 2010 6:08 PM

    Merriman should go…he’d fit right in with the rest of the ‘roid ragers.

  2. jibfest says: Mar 30, 2010 6:11 PM

    “I know lights, he be all about steroids and roid rage on a sukka”.

  3. The Wishbone says: Mar 30, 2010 6:14 PM

    “I know ‘Lights,’ and ‘Lights’ is all about football.”
    That, and domestic violence and steroids.
    Allegedly?

  4. jgreeds says: Mar 30, 2010 6:19 PM

    i know i’m a huge wrestling dork, but tila tequila did say she was going to host monday night raw in may. i can see possibilities now…

  5. Juveputazo says: Mar 30, 2010 6:25 PM

    Hey hey hey Florio, why are you posting a thread for the Lights Out hater, put up another steelers peice instead.

  6. Butt Plug says: Mar 30, 2010 6:27 PM

    He backed out when he heard they test once a year for steroids.

  7. SFrancis1680 says: Mar 30, 2010 6:29 PM

    “The suggestion didn’t sound quite so foolish on the surface…” WRONG AGAIN, FLORIO. you may have been the only one conned by your own BS

  8. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 30, 2010 6:46 PM

    “I know ‘Lights,’ and ‘Lights’ is all about football.”
    Never in the history of the league has there been an dumber nickname than this. It references nothing. It isn’t even a metaphor. I honestly do not remember a guy who had one good year, got busted for cheating with a substance that led to that great year, that has received so much press. His “dance” after a sack, which we haven’t seen in 2 years, resembles nothing more than someone having a seizure.

  9. blackglass says: Mar 30, 2010 6:50 PM

    I am sure he would like the Pro Steroid attitude in WWE.

  10. Cake Or Death says: Mar 30, 2010 7:02 PM

    Merriman is an idiot for being unhappy with his RFA status. If he comes back full strength this year and kills everyone, then he’ll get a much higher payday next offseason than he ever would this year.

  11. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 30, 2010 7:08 PM

    hopefully for his sake he can find a product that can mask his steroid so he can go back to actually bein lights out

  12. Jerbs7 says: Mar 30, 2010 7:35 PM

    The whole roid and WWE analogies dont really work any more. WWE’s actually gotten its act together on that.

  13. Pay This Man! says: Mar 30, 2010 7:45 PM

    I hope this guy can regain his form from a couple years ago. So many of you are quick to criticize without doing much research. Merriman was suspended for performance enhancing drugs, but claimed that it was due to a tainted supplement. In his first two years of professional football, Merriman tested clean on 19 of 20 random drug tests, so a tainted supplement claim doesn’t sound so foolish.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2853277
    and @ Chapnasty2
    He got the nickname after knocking four players of the opposing team out in one half of a high school game. I’d say that gives the name “Lights Out” some meaning.

  14. comment_submission_error says: Mar 30, 2010 7:52 PM

    Really? One of your theories didn’t pan out? Guess there has to be a first time.

  15. B The Philly Guy says: Mar 30, 2010 7:55 PM

    Merriman would be good in the WWE!!!!! He obviously has been practicing his moves in the ring on his former fling Tila Tequilla lol.

  16. Stone says: Mar 30, 2010 8:00 PM

    Said Jammer, “I know ‘Lights,’ and ‘Lights’ is all about football.”
    And beating women and taking steroids.

  17. FinFan says: Mar 30, 2010 8:01 PM

    Of course. The only sport where roids are acceptable.

  18. FinFan says: Mar 30, 2010 8:05 PM

    Morpheus will be waiting for him at the door.
    “shawn, choose the blue steriod or the red steriod”
    “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

  19. dave says: Mar 30, 2010 8:39 PM

    pretty sure roids isn’t acceptable even in wwe, they’re popping guys all the time for it
    anyway , with hgh , why roid up at all?
    either way merriman’s a dumbass but his production is low because the titans ruined him
    if you think he’s still on steroids, yet want to say his production is down because he’s off steroids, then make up your damned fool minds

  20. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    @ pay this man
    Do they check for the same tainted supplements in highschool? The name is dumb and his dance is borderline homosexual crossed with Jamacian which doctor dribble.

  21. stnmmc says: Mar 30, 2010 9:49 PM

    # Chapnasty2 says: March 30, 2010 9:21 PM
    @ pay this man
    Do they check for the same tainted supplements in highschool? The name is dumb and his dance is borderline homosexual crossed with Jamacian which doctor dribble.
    ————————–
    Which doctor?
    Who’s on first?

  22. Gordon-Geico-Gekko says: Mar 30, 2010 10:02 PM

    “# Chapnasty2 says: March 30, 2010 9:21 PM
    …crossed with Jamacian which doctor dribble…”
    Huh? what??
    WTF is a Jamacian (Ja-May-Shun)?
    Did you mean Jamaican?
    And I’m assuming you meant to say “witch doctor”, not “which doctor?
    Damn, you’re stupid enough for three people.

  23. blackglass says: Mar 30, 2010 10:34 PM

    Jerbs7 says:
    March 30, 2010 7:35 PM
    The whole roid and WWE analogies dont really work any more. WWE’s actually gotten its act together on that.
    Please tell me you’re being sarcastic. I haven’t watched in a good 4 years, but one channel flip over to USA or UPN tells me that you’re tested for steroids as long as you’re not near the top of the card. John Cena, Batista, Triple H…these guys are card carrying members of the I

  24. FinFan says: Mar 30, 2010 11:27 PM

    @blackglass
    “The whole roid and WWE analogies dont really work any more. WWE’s actually gotten its act together on that.”
    “Please tell me you’re being sarcastic. I haven’t watched in a good 4 years, but one channel flip over to USA or UPN tells me that you’re tested for steroids as long as you’re not near the top of the card. John Cena, Batista, Triple H…these guys are card carrying members of the I”

    Your right. But continue the list:
    Stone Cold (beats up women, ROID RAGE)…
    THE ROCK (had surgery to remove strange tits ontop of tits-weird ROIDS)…
    (Kurt Angle, arrested for domestic violence ROID RAGE)…
    THE WOLVERINE (dead… ROID RAGE),
    Eddie Guerro (dead… ROIDS).
    Its rampant. So sad.

  25. Adam says: Mar 31, 2010 2:43 AM

    He should be able to make a nice part time transition. Like hype up a ppv match for a couple weeks. His finisher would be the Lights Out spear or something. Fun for the kids. I’d approve. He could make the crossover.
    OR, if he really has cojones, get into MMA and fight Herschel Walker and heavyweight jobbers in Strikeforce, en route to a getting a title shot against Fedor which he has no chance of winning.
    Maybe UFC will pick him up.
    Actually, UFC would love to have him. Semi-elite linebacker under 30? He’s young enough to become a promising project. Too bad for him, the UFC heavyweight division is actually stacked these days, and he won’t out power Brock or Carwin, no way, no how.
    He’d be great in the UFC.

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