Pro wrestler wants to pummel Mangini

Once upon a time, I could rattle off the names of 50 or more pro wrestlers.

Hulk Hogan.  Andre the Giant.  Super Fly Snuka.  Randy “Macho Man” Savage.  Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff.  The Iron Sheik.  Ted DiBiase (who went on to become “The Million-Dollar Man”).  Hacksaw Jim Duggan.  The Junkyard Dog.

OK, I still can rattle off the names of about 50 pro wrestlers.

But those are all wrestlers from 20 or 30 years ago.  I don’t know anything about today’s pro wrestlers, largely because I don’t pay any attention to it. 

Unless the “sport” intersects with pro football.

Recently, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ventured far from his comfort zone (eye roll) and appeared on WWE’s Monday Night Raw.  Even more recently, a wrestler known as “The Miz” offered up a gem of a quote regarding one of Roethlisberger’s chief rivals.

“A person I’d like to see and smack the sh-t out of is [Browns coach] Eric Mangini,” Mr. Miz recently said, per ESPN.com.  “That’s what I’d like to do.  He is doing absolutely horrific.  He is
horrible.  Brady Quinn sucks.  Derek
Anderson sucks.  But the reason why they suck is that their offensive
line is not giving them time to throw the ball.  I want to smack Eric
Mangini so hard he poops himself
.”

And there’s an image that should carry the folks in the Eastern time zone right through the lunch hour.

Mangini isn’t the only guy on The Miz’s hit list.  He says he also wants to beat up the wrestler formerly known as “The Rock.”

“I think he’s
too much of a girl now,” Miz says.  “He’s no longer The Rock, he’s Dwayne Johnson. 
I’m Dwayne Johnson (in his best girly voice).  I think now that he’s
Dwayne Johnson, I can take him.  He’s skinny.  He’s like a toothpick. 
He’s what, 150-pounds soaking wet?”

Making The Miz’s quotes even more intriguing is the fact that the stuff he’s saying sounds like things an NFL player might say.  So, yeah, the line between the NFL and pro wrestling is getting blurry.  And though we probably should be troubled by it, we’re starting to sort of like it.

53 responses to “Pro wrestler wants to pummel Mangini

  1. I don’t know who this Miz character is but I like him. He shares my love for Fatso Mangini.
    Fatso has issued a statement regarding Miz’s comments. Fatso is quoted as saying, “Oh Yeah?”
    Quite the comeback I must add.

  2. I liked the Mis when he was on the real world rd rules challenge-
    He used to get totally drunk and high on cocaine or something, then he would freak out and call himself the Miz and start doing his fake wrestler voice and start touching people inappropriately and have to apologise the next day.

  3. Are you seriously reporting on the Miz? Why is ESPN interested in whatever the Miz says anyway?
    And any time any wrestler talks about wanting to beat up The Rock is because Vince desperately wants him to come back to the WWE, considering how crappy his movie career has been.

  4. “So, yeah, the line between the NFL and pro wrestling is getting blurry.”
    This line is probably meant to be funny, but I doubt the NFL would like being compared to a staged show with predetermined outcomes.
    With all of what is going on in the NFL, a wrestler gets prime PFT coverage, interesting.

  5. Mangini might be a fat slob, but The Miz might want to spend a bit more time in the weight room before talking about smacking anyone. He is not exactly menacing.

  6. Florio says: “Making The Miz’s quotes even more intriguing is the fact that the stuff he’s saying sounds like things an NFL player might say.”
    _______________________________
    The first ones that come to mind are Joey Porter, Antonio Pierce and Rex Ryan and the entire Jets organization.

  7. The Mix is like 5’11” and 200 lbs soaking wet…….he’s almost a midget………but I would like to see Mangini get beat down….lol

  8. i can get on board with him beating mangina, but the rock? the dude has nothing to do with anything, lol. i mean, at least the comments he made on mangina are correct. the rock? he’s an actor now, and actually was a pretty decent football player prior.
    the miz is just trying to get his name in the papers, and he’s doing a bang-up job of that.
    too bad he is an idiot that looks like a failed backstreet boy. you can’t frost your tips in a fauxhawk and be tough, sorry “miz”

  9. This is a guy who got his start on The Real World, I wouldn’t be calling anyone out if I was him. Last night’s South Park nailed the WWE perfectly by the way.

  10. hahaha, I looked up The Miz on google cause i never heard of him, turns out he was on the real world at one point. I remember this guy on the show. Thats hillarious.

  11. Pretty amazing that a WWE/NFL connection is OK but 9 years ago the XFL was castigated and in many ways crushed by the media deploring the Vince McMahon and football marriage.
    Whats even more amazing to me is that an equal culprit in the whole debacle was NBC Sports and their lack of respect for football and the people who make their living in the game.
    Is there a veiled connection here between Donald Trump and NBC? Maybe Michael Tollin needs to do an ESPN Special on the XFL…”Who killed the XFL”.
    Ahhh…if we do not learn from our history, we are doomed to repeat it.

  12. I’ve been a browns fan for life and I have to know what have we ever done to receive the abuse that we always take? Our team always sucks but the fans remain loyal. It doesn’t make sense to me. I wish people would leave Mangini and the Browns alone and give the guy a chance. You can’t redo 10 years worth of bad draft picks and bad coaches in one season. My motto is “IT TAKES A REAL MAN TO BE A BROWNS FAN. ANYONE CAN ROOT FOR A TEAM THAT ALWAYS WINS.” Give it a break already Florio!!

  13. “Pro wrestler wants to pummel Mangini”
    Is there anyone who doesn’t want to do that ?

  14. Over the top claims of inflicting violence has no place in professional wrestling. Certainly none of the legends that you named ever THREATENED somebody. I can’t believe they are turning to the insidious NFL for inspiration.

  15. What’s he going to do? An eye rake? A punch that misses by a foot? Fake wrestling moves don’t hurt that much. Ask my childhood buddies when we used to do what THE MIZ does for a living, when I was 5. Haha, the Miz. I never even heard of the mizzo.

  16. These quotes are funny Florio.
    So to sum up Miz’s point:
    Both qb’s suck, but that’s because the OL doesn’t give them time to throw. Which is proof why the coach sucks. O………K………
    Not an endorsement here at all for any of the Brown’s targets, but this chain of logic is, well, Florio-esque.
    I do see what you are doing though, Florio, and it’s a lil’ bit brilliant. Your credibility on all things football is less real than Bigfoot riding a unicorn to Atlantis. So you bring out as many clowns as you can with even less credibility. Bravo.
    Can’t wait for your next report…Uncle Rico breaks down the upcoming CBA negotiations. Keep up the great work!

  17. Can “The Miz” go to Green Bay and take care of Ted Thompson too ???
    TT is ruining a once proud franchise. But hey, we’re the youngest team in the NFL … again !!! Of course teams that win Super Bowls (see Patriots and Steelers) add key veterans to their team, TT’s in his infinite, ahem, “wisdom” thinks going with young and inexperienced players is the way to go.
    And who cares if we’re $14 MIL below the cap – Ted don’t need no stinkin’ players – the Packers are “set” at every position !!!
    Thanks Ted, thanks genius.
    Please, please, PLEASE Mr. Miz go to Green Bay and “visit” Ted Thompson !

  18. No one gives a crap, Florio. Not to mention the OL is actually one part of the Browns that isn’t bad (though the Browns RT St. Clair does an olay a couple times a game).

  19. Mangini does not look like that tough a guy. Forget this “Miz” character, there are any number of pro wrestlers who I could currently see easily putting a beat down on Mangina:
    Eddie Guerrero, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Chris Benoit, “Test”, Ms. Elizabeth, Bam Bam Bigelow, Earthquake, Yokozuna, Big Boss Man, Junk Yard Dog…anyone else I missed? They would all humiliate Mangini.

  20. how about Chief Jay Strongbow, Gorilla Monsoon, Larry Zbisko, Bruno Sammartino, Haystacks Calhoun, Ivan Putski. Now that’s when wrestling was for real!!!!!

  21. The Miz is actually from Parma Ohio. So i can understand why hes so vocal about the browns. Parma is our next door neighbor.

  22. “Eddie Guerrero, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Chris Benoit, “Test”, Ms. Elizabeth, Bam Bam Bigelow, Earthquake, Yokozuna, Big Boss Man, Junk Yard Dog…anyone else I missed? They would all humiliate Mangini.”
    Yes, there are plenty of other dead wrestlers.

  23. Get in line, Miz–I’m thinking it starts right behind the rookies that had to take that damned bus ride….. Let the ass whuppin’ begin!

  24. With the flu in Cleveland… pretty sure somebody’s going to be hit hard enough this wkd to poop themselves…
    That stain is why the ‘Browns’ don’t need a logo…

  25. I’m guessing that since Mangini ISN’T a wrestler, any of the current wrestlers could beat him…BUT as regards the lame comments by the obvious moronic Mangini haters, I’m also betting that Mangini could beat up any of those pussy Pats fan posters here with no problem.
    Get over your secret love for Mangini, loser Pats fans…he’s long gone from the Jets so just let go. Your continued obsession over him only shows that you are all pathetic fools.

  26. Ok, here is the deal for those who do not know…….
    WWE has signed a long term contract with NBC. NBC owns USA Network and SyFy (among other networks as well).
    WWE ratings have gone down somewhat recently, mainly cause of their new “PG” rating, meaning no blood.
    What better way for NBC to give them a lil assist than to mention WWE in places that do not normally talk about wrestling, ie Profootball talk.
    In other words, Lord Florio has once again proven himself to be nothing but a corporate shill and doing what he needs to do to keep daddy happy.
    As for the Miz……keep in mind his favorite saying…..”I’m the Miz, and I’m awesome”, though I prefer AwesDUMB!

  27. Any chance he can stop by DC and take on Snyder, Cerrato and Zorn too? Well throw in an extra set of eyes as well.

  28. CornFlorio says: October 22, 2009 1:38 PM
    “BUT as regards the lame comments by the obvious moronic Mangini haters.”
    You calling me a moron? I’m calling you out now!!!
    Here’s mu statement”
    “Cornholio, I am going to smack you around the Brown’s facility, out the front gate, then a few laps around the Jerry Garcia guitar display at the RRHOF, alongside the lakeside, and back to the Flats. Along the way we can stop at the local candy store so you can get a lillipop to go with your wimpering little girl sobs.”
    That’s what I would like to do!!

  29. I went to Normandy High School in Parma OH with Mike Mizaninn (aka “The Miz”). The kid got beat up all the time. I way 150 lbs. and am not the least bit scared of him. I doubt that he has ever actually hit somebody. Pretend punches (or slaps) don’t count Mike.

  30. The Mangini hating is so stupid…you want the man to make chicken soup without the noodles, the chicken, the broth, the pot, and with an oven that’s in England and only gets hot for soccer. I apologize for the metaphor, but what do you expect this guy to do???

  31. Maybe Kramer will stand behind Mangini and tell him what to say to the Miz.
    “You emit a foul and unpleasant odor.”
    “I loathe you.”

  32. Who cares about this? Pro “wrestling” isn’t even a sport, and as such does not deserve any cyberink on a post about the NFL.

  33. Like most people, you stopped paying attention to wrasslin’ once you turned 16, right Mike? Loved it when the Iron Sheik was the top villian, not so much since. I DID think it was funny when my nephew brought out the WWE game on Playstation last Christmas and I saw that one of the guys was called Morrison. As in Jim Morrison, of the Doors. Even looked a little like Jim – from the chin up. The Wrassler’s left arm probably weighed as much as the real JM total. “Strange Days” indeed.
    That said, I wouldn’t mind having one of those meat heads standing behind Andy, slapping him every time his pass/run ratio got over 75% against a crappy run defense.

  34. I was given tickets to see Raw when Big Ben and the Oline from the Steelers. IT was my Daughter’s birthday and she wanted to go. She had fun and saw very quickly it wasn’t real, (ring side tickets are really good for this).
    Let see Big Ben has about 10 years in pro ball if he is lucky. But a second career in Pro Wrestling may be an option. he did good with the scripts and you couldn’t tell he was faking his lines. The best part was when the Oline lined up in the ring. Those guys are quite big. and as the big show says, Why are you called Big Ben anyway?

  35. I’m the Miz–and I’m AWESOME!!!! What a joke, when he gets in the ring he rolls out every time he starts getting his ass kicked and then pulls some cheap shot to try to get an advantage. He sux and I’d like to see him just shut the hell up and actually wrestle–and get his ass KICKED!!!!

  36. New Rule! If you wear spandex shorts, and are a pretend tough guy for a living…you’re not allowed to make fun of anyone.

  37. In Mangini’s defense. You can’t turn a team of less than average players with no Morale what so ever with only one special player in Josh Cribbs and be first or contending in the AFC North.
    Also this guy wants to beat up people who are overweight and not athletic or who have left the world of fake fighting and have gone into the career of acting. What an idiot.

  38. Outfoxed says:
    October 22, 2009 2:56 PM
    CornFlorio says: October 22, 2009 1:38 PM
    “BUT as regards the lame comments by the obvious moronic Mangini haters.”
    You calling me a moron? I’m calling you out now!!!
    Here’s mu statement”
    “Cornholio, I am going to smack you around the Brown’s facility, out the front gate, then a few laps around the Jerry Garcia guitar display at the RRHOF, alongside the lakeside, and back to the Flats. Along the way we can stop at the local candy store so you can get a lillipop to go with your wimpering little girl sobs.”
    That’s what I would like to do!!
    ________
    Keep telling yourself that, MORON. Name the date and the time and I’ll meet you there, pussy. I’ll even convince Mangini to show up so that you can suck his dick like you REALLY want to do.

  39. CanadianVikingFan says: In Mangini’s defense. You can’t turn a team of less than average players with no Morale what so ever with only one special player in Josh Cribbs and be first or contending in the AFC North.
    Good Points
    Is it really Mangini’s fault that morale is low over stupid things like forced bus trips to Hartford and $1700 hotel water bottle fines?
    Is it really Mangini’s fault that he and his hand picked GM declined to take Sanchez at #5 in the draft?
    Is it really Mangini’s fault that they traded away all the team’s best players?
    Is it really Mangini’s fault that he can’t call a game to save his life?
    Oh – it is?
    Sorry, carry on.

  40. Hey Mike,
    Is today a slow news day?
    There’s nothing for you to report on so you gotta create something … anything….and this is it????
    A “Pro” wrestler threatening somebody – are you writing columns for 13 year olds now???
    Boring!

  41. I doubt Penguini could beat Cyndi Lauper let alone the “Miz” in a wrestling match. Maybe he would win in a pie or hot dog eating contest but not wrestling match.

  42. I dont understand all the hate for Mangini.The Jets sucked when he got there and improved every year.Now you suck again and he is not your coach anymore so why do you care.The Browns problem is years of bad drafts not the head coach.Why is this news anyway.I never heard of The Mizz and dont really give a crap about wrestling idiots.Isn’t all of that pretty much fake anyway? Just keep hating on your sorry NYC teams and leave us Browns fans alone.Besides the last playoff win we have had was against your sorry Jets!!

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