WWE signs former NFL third-round draft pick

Logo_WWE_dnWWE issued the following press release to Prowrestling.net on Monday to announce the signing of Brennan Williams.

Six-foot-seven, 300-pound former NFL offensive tackle Brennan Williams is joining the ranks of the WWE Performance Center. He reports to Orlando today to begin his training.

A third-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2013, Williams played college ball at the University of North Carolina prior to joining the NFL. He was also part of the practice squads for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots during his NFL tenure.

Williams, a lifelong fan of sports-entertainment, began training under WWE Hall of Famer Booker T in October 2015 after his NFL career ended. He made his in-ring debut for Booker’s Houston-based Reality of Wrestling earlier this year, competing under the alias Marcellus Black.

In addition to his experience on the gridiron and in the ring, Williams holds a black belt in taekwondo.

Powell’s POV: Brennan always had the ability, so it’s good to see that he finally overcame the “Brennan has a mangina” taunting from his brother Derek and friends. Prestige Worldwide! In all seriousness, Williams told NESN.com after he was drafted that he was a huge WWE fan and wanted to become a pro wrestler once his NFL career ended. He also had stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots. Once the was cut by the Pats in February 2015, he announced that he would begin training with Booker T.


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