Shawne Merriman tried out for the WWE

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Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman recently tried out for the WWE, but didn’t look so good.

Deadspin has the story.

Former Chargers and Bills LB Shawne Merriman has been busy since retiring earlier this year. Last month he showed up at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, which serves as both a wrestling school and training facility. Though Merriman showed off his bruises from getting in the ring, everyone downplayed the idea that it was a tryout. But it was totally a tryout.

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter has an update on Merriman, but it’s subscription-only, so here’s the summary from Scott Keith’s Blog of Doom:

Merriman, the former NFL Star who was training at the Performance Center last month, did not impress WWE officials, who were openly critical of his performance, including the fact that he got tired really fast.

Merriman couldn’t stay healthy in the NFL.  What makes him think he can stay healthy being a wrestler?

Nice try.  Time to keep it moving.