There was a time – not all that long ago, actually, that Shawne Merriman was an All-Pro linebacker in the NFL. That of course was before injuries and other things which all but ended the career of Merriman prematurely.

He’s still not officially retired, but in the past few months he was seen on Twitter begging NFL teams to sign him, so, you’re all but out of the league at that point.

So what’s a former eccentric linebacker to do when you can’t get a job in the NFL? Move on to the WWE, of course.

Merriman apparently has been training to become a WWE wrestler as he was spotted at the WWE Performance Center earlier this week.