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Despite denials, Bart Scott wrestles, rumbles on TNA

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Earlier this week, we reported that Jets linebacker Bart Scott engages in “wrestling moves and simulated violence” during his guest appearance on TNA’s iMPACT!.  Scott’s agent denied emphatically that Bart Scott did anything physical.

He was not wrestling!” Lewis told ESPNNewYork.com via e-mail.  “He was only the bodyguard for some small, helpless guy named Hulk Hogan.  It was nothing more than an appearance.”

Wrong.

Roughly 20 minutes into the two-hour show, Scott confronts another wrestler in an area outside the dressing rooms, and they end up on the concrete, rolling around and pretending to punch each other.  Then, after making like his Simpson namesake in the locker area and saying to Kurt Angle, “Who the hell is this guy?”, Scott confronts Angle in the ring, shoving and pretending to punch him, before being placed in an ankle lock by Angle.

Scott ends his cameo by leaving the ring area with assistance and limping badly — as in not convincingly.

So Lewis was either not telling the truth, or Scott didn’t tell the truth to him.  Either way, Scott got physical, and in so doing potentially violated his contract with the Jets.

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23 Responses to “Despite denials, Bart Scott wrestles, rumbles on TNA”
  1. seanmmartin says: Mar 3, 2011 11:10 PM

    A story about a player no one outside of New York likes, involved in a pseudo-sport that no one outside of 13 years of age enjoys.

  2. sdboltaction says: Mar 3, 2011 11:12 PM

    Oh well, sh*t happens.

  3. jcaprio90 says: Mar 3, 2011 11:16 PM

    i understand he could have violated his deal, but it’s not like he would have been hurt. TNA knew enough to put him in only situations with great wrestlers, who protect their opponents. Angle, one of the best ever, and AJ Styles was the man he was “fighting” on the concrete. Those two are two of best, so I understand he may have violated his contract, but there wasn’t really any potential for harm being done. And yes I am a wrestling fan, who did watch tonight

  4. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 3, 2011 11:21 PM

    Next week T Rex Ryan makes a cameo and puts Angle in a double ankle lock, then playfully tickles his feet with a feather until he submits. Great Ratings!

  5. vietnambob2473 says: Mar 3, 2011 11:22 PM

    Hines Ward has a greater chance of getting hurt on dancing with the stars than Bart Scott does performing fake violence on a “wrestling” show. Is Hines Ward violating his contract too?

  6. brave13 says: Mar 3, 2011 11:22 PM

    I figured he’d begin the show by crowning himself “future heavyweight champ” and then fall flat on his face in the end.

  7. jcaprio90 says: Mar 3, 2011 11:33 PM

    vietnambob2473 says:
    Mar 3, 2011 11:22 PM
    Hines Ward has a greater chance of getting hurt on dancing with the stars than Bart Scott does performing fake violence on a “wrestling” show. Is Hines Ward violating his contract too?
    —————————————————————

    Oh really? Ask Owen Hart, died in the ring. Ask Steve Austin, broke his neck in the ring (he’s not the only one to do that.) Everyone’s outlook on wrestling is completely wrong, yes it is scripted and pre determined but none of you can do what they do. Not even close. And they do it every night, and do get seriously hurt.

  8. zidanevalor says: Mar 3, 2011 11:52 PM

    Owen Hart fell 25 feet to his death when his harness snapped during a stunt.

    Austin broke his neck taking a piledriver, which has all but been banned by WWE/TNA now. The only guy doing a piledriver is The Undertaker, and usually his opponent’s head doesn’t come within 6 inches of the canvas during the move.

  9. freshnesssss says: Mar 4, 2011 12:05 AM

    jcaprio90 says: Mar 3, 2011 11:33 PM

    vietnambob2473 says:
    Mar 3, 2011 11:22 PM
    Hines Ward has a greater chance of getting hurt on dancing with the stars than Bart Scott does performing fake violence on a “wrestling” show. Is Hines Ward violating his contract too?
    —————————————————————

    Oh really? Ask Owen Hart, died in the ring. Ask Steve Austin, broke his neck in the ring (he’s not the only one to do that.) Everyone’s outlook on wrestling is completely wrong, yes it is scripted and pre determined but none of you can do what they do. Not even close. And they do it every night, and do get seriously hurt.
    —————————————————————

    Oh, and they’re all roided out as well.

  10. habsman says: Mar 4, 2011 12:14 AM

    I’d like to see Bart Scott, Terrel Suggs and Antonio Cromartie face off on Jeopardy.

  11. esg6string says: Mar 4, 2011 12:22 AM

    1) You can get seriously hurt in pro-wrestling. The idea is to actually not hurt the other guy and put on a good show but accidents can happen. Still nothing he did was even remotely likely to cause any injury.

    2) You actually watched TNA? WTF is wrong with you. From someone who watches wrestling that show is below garbage. WWE is far from perfect anymore but I’d rather listen to a long winded legal explanation of all the stupidity involving the potential lockout than sit through 2 minutes of Impact.

  12. rcunningham says: Mar 4, 2011 12:25 AM

    Mishuhara Misawa, the Hulk Hogan of Japan (where wrestling is HUGE), died in the ring two years ago after taking a simple suplex.

    Wrestling gets a lot of flak for the “male soap opera” side. But ask any legit wrestler, that ring is not soft, and if you don’t take the proper precautions to protect your opponent, someone WILL get hurt.

    Even Brock Lesnar, now one of the biggest names in UFC, said in an interview that wrestling deserves mad respect. Lesnar himself almost broke his neck botching a top rope maneuver, and even if you take out the wrestling aspect, these guys are on the road 300 days a year.

    That said, you don’t have to like wrestling, but I ask that you at least respect it.

  13. themagicisyou says: Mar 4, 2011 12:48 AM

    Vietnam Bob is right, even if he’s joking: people get injured dancing all the time. Google “dance injury” if you are too tough to have danced yourself. Hines is probably at more risk than Bart.

  14. assnfootball says: Mar 4, 2011 1:33 AM

    The agent was telling the truth. However in the heat of the moment, the other guy grabbed Barts testicles and it was on

  15. buckfigben says: Mar 4, 2011 6:24 AM

    There is still wrestling? Who watches that crap? It’s like a soap opera for hill billy men.

  16. dennis2488 says: Mar 4, 2011 6:35 AM

    why didnt kurt angle actually break scott’s ankle and put us all out of our misery.

  17. bowlhounds says: Mar 4, 2011 7:02 AM

    WOW, Scott found another thing he can make a boat load of bucks while pretending to actually do something for real.

  18. mswravens says: Mar 4, 2011 7:30 AM

    @habsman – while Bart Scott is wrestling…and Antonio Cromartie is probably continuing his effort to re-populate the country…T Sizzle is filming original short films for submission to several prestigious film festivals. Nice job stereotyping, though…

  19. Kave Krew says: Mar 4, 2011 8:11 AM

    Thank god, another version of The NY Jet Whacky Story of the Day.

    It’s been almost 2 whole days without my whacky Jet fix.

  20. vetdana says: Mar 4, 2011 9:13 AM

    There is still wrestling? Who watches that crap? It’s like a soap opera for hill billy men….I hate to be the bearer of bad news,but I personally know of people who think that is true also with the NFL…[not I]

  21. CKL says: Mar 4, 2011 10:57 AM

    habsman says: Mar 4, 2011 12:14 AM

    I’d like to see Bart Scott, Terrel Suggs and Antonio Cromartie face off on Jeopardy.
    ___________________________________
    I’ll take “What three men were the first three in history to leave the show owing it money?” for $1,000 Alex.

    MSW, being able to make films doesn’t mean dude is intelligent as in book smart.

  22. mashoaf says: Mar 4, 2011 11:24 AM

    What a great story line for wrestling. Pro Football player hurt. He can barely walk because the wrestlers hurt him. Then a month later make a miraculous comeback from his “career threatening injury.”

  23. stavreafavre says: Mar 4, 2011 3:39 PM

    He wasn’t wrestling, he was rasslin’.

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