Breaking: New York Jets Player Signs Deal With TNA

Posted by Michael Bluth February 24, 2011 5 Comments

FOXSports.com is reporting that New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott, who got national attention during the NFL playoffs for cutting a pro wrestling style promo after a game, has signed a deal with TNA to appear at tonight’s iMPACT tapings in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The show will air next Thursday, March 3rd.

Scott’s NFL contract will likely prohibit him from engaging any physical activity, but Scott will be working with Hulk Hogan on camera in TNA.

Following Scott’s post-game wrestling promo that got him so much attention, Hulk Hogan told the New York Daily News that Scott could absolutely have a career in pro wrestling once his football days are over.

“I knew when Bart looked down the barrel of the camera he believed in himself and in what he was saying,” Hogan said. “That makes him a real dangerous man. When his career’s over and he wants to make some real money, tell him to give me a call and we’ll break him in the right way.”

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  • sumguy

    This should have been the shocker not sting but um.. ok

  • ugh

    This may have worked for TNA, except for the fact that no one outside of New York knows who the hell Bart Scott is. Pretty lackluster following the appearance of the SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS on Smackdown less than a week after the game. Why must TNA copy and copy and copy every single move WWE makes???

    • http://Youtube.com/NiFe628 Nick

      So, just because TNA signs someone to a “One and done” deal, instantly means they’re copying WWE? I love WWE with a passion, and I always have, going back to Pre-Attidue Era, but you can’t compare the two…Smackdown had the FREAKING CHAMPIONS…Granted, TNA gets an NFL’er for an episode of iMPACT, but it’s because Bart Scott cut a damn good promo here. No need to compare.

      • ugh

        In a sense, you’re right. The main writer for TNA is VInce Russo, who was the main writer for WWE during the attitude era. So technically, it can’t be called ‘copying’ because it’s the same guy. He’s just re=hashing all the stuff he did in WWE over a decade ago. Having people like Bart Scott make appearances is not in TNA’s best interests right now. Their goal is to draw mainstream media attention to the company, and they’ll get that for a week, and then it will go away again. Look at all the NFL stars, movie stars, mainstream media personalitites WWE had on RAW as guest hosts…that didn’t pan out in sustained increased ratings, and it won’t for TNA either.

  • Save_Us.Y2K

    You see that WWE! TNA signed a no named NFL that can’t do anything physical to a contract! Check and mate.

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