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JPP turns down TNA

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Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has decided not to accept an offer to step into the professional wrestling ring.

Alex Marvez of reports that Pierre-Paul will not be appearing Monday night for TNA Wrestling, despite TNA and Spike TV thinking they had a deal done for Pierre-Paul to confront pro wrestler (and Olympic gold medalist) Kurt Angle at an event in Orlando.

Pierre-Paul has apparently decided that he’s more interested in R&R than TNA.

“He declined because he is exhausted,” Robert Bailey, the president of Rosenhaus Sports, told

This isn’t the first time TNA has attempted to get some NFL-related publicity. Last year Jets linebacker Bart Scott went at it with Angle on a TNA show, and Adam “Pacman” Jones was a TNA tag-team champion during his 2007 suspension from the NFL. TNA also once offered an opportunity for Marvin Lewis and Chad Ochocinco to settle their differences in a steel cage.

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13 Responses to “JPP turns down TNA”
  1. lgbarn says: Feb 12, 2012 1:48 PM

    You down with JPP…yea you know me

  2. ham1 says: Feb 12, 2012 1:52 PM

    Personally I do not turn down TnA

  3. goforthanddie says: Feb 12, 2012 2:14 PM

    A lot of wrestlers aren’t interested in TNA also.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 12, 2012 2:35 PM

    No brainer. The kid is smart.

  5. i10east says: Feb 12, 2012 3:00 PM

    It’s ‘Impact Wrestling’ now, not TNA.

  6. missouriman4ever says: Feb 12, 2012 3:50 PM


    I don’t turn down TnA either. I take what I can get

  7. gcsuk says: Feb 12, 2012 4:00 PM

    Glad to see he made the wise decision. He doesn’t need whatever “pittance” they were going to pay him, and he doesn’t need the exposure either. We Giants fans knew he was a level-headed kid.

  8. EJ says: Feb 12, 2012 4:12 PM

    For the amount of damage your body goes through wrestling(even though its fake) I don’t blame him for turning it down. Besides, he would make more money shooting 1 nasal spray commercial than weeks of planning for one wrestling match.

  9. benmci says: Feb 12, 2012 4:21 PM

    I would like to see DDP take on JPP, “BANG” self high five!

  10. thatobnoxiousguy says: Feb 12, 2012 5:24 PM

    The Giants have too much class than to partake in Freak shows such as TNA

  11. niterat396 says: Feb 13, 2012 12:08 AM

    I am glad he didn’t rise to the bait. The Giants just reached the pinnacle of their game. He’s my hero of the season along side of Eli. I don’t want to see him chasing after some publicity stunt. I’d rather he worked on the next superbowl!

  12. The Prophet says: Feb 13, 2012 1:15 AM

    Jason Pierre-Paul was probably scared that he’d get beat up by Sting or Jeff Hardy.

  13. christopher525 says: Feb 13, 2012 4:31 AM

    Smart move. Bart Scott had a nothing year after his appearance. Pacman has been a complete non-factor in the lrague since his run. Lastly, Frank Wycheck’s career ended right around the time of his showing. This isn’t L.T. at Wrestlemania, hell, it’s not even Kevin Greene at Bash at the Beach, or Steve McMichael at WCW Saturday Night, it’s more like signing on to be Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. Sign for a payday to work on a show nobody cares about, or watches. At least Dancing with the Stars gets female, and femenine male, viewers.

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