DeAngelo Williams tries wrestling, does a header off the top rope

DeAngelo Williams tried out wrestling, and it didn’t go well. (AP)

While DeAngelo Williams bides his time as a free agent running back, he tried out professional wrestling.

He should probably stick to football.

At Slammiversary XV, a pay-per-view event from Impact Wrestling on Sunday, Williams finished the match by climbing to the top rope and landing on his opponent, who was stretched out on a table. The problem was that Williams missed the mark and did most of the damage to himself as he face-planted into the mat. Thankfully he wasn’t injured, because this could have turned out much worse.


While we all know wrestling is “fake,” because the matches are scripted, the stunts are dangerous. Wrestlers are trained professionals, and Williams clearly is not.


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