Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis thinks there’s a 95-percent chance that the lockout will be resolved before any regular-season games are lost. But if that one-in-20 proposition hits, Laurinaitis is thinking about following in his father’s footsteps.
“I should take up pro wrestling. It’d be a natural transition,” Laurinaitis said, according to The Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper. “I might have to try to get in the ring a little bit, take on John Cena or Randy Orton.”
Joe Laurinaitis recently was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. (We didn’t even know there was one.)
“I’d consider it,” the younger Laurinaitis said of wrestling. “You don’t want to mess around and get hurt. But if it’s just a few run-downs here and there or something, I’d maybe at least get some of the training done.”
He wouldn’t need to do it for the income. “I’ve saved up my money,” Laurinaitis said. “I don’t spend my money on anything stupid. I get all my clothes usually from Nike, or I wear the stuff I’ve worn through college. The only thing I’ve got to worry about is taking care of myself and my dogs and paying a mortgage on a house that I can easily afford and buy off if I want to.
“Usually, we wouldn’t have checks come in until about this time anyway. Guys will start hurting when you don’t get those game checks, but I think we’ll get them.”
Hopefully, he’s right. But if he isn’t, he could still be on TV come September, wearing a lot less than a helmet and pads.