The 15 NFL Stars We'd Like to See Battle in the WWE

Joey HnathCorrespondent IMay 20, 2011

The 15 NFL Stars We'd Like to See Battle in the WWE

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 28:  James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rises after hitting Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buffalo Bills during their game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 28, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  Harrison was flagged for ro
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    WWE and the NFL are two of the greatest forms of entertainment in America.  Combining the two would be can’t miss TV.

    No, I’m not talking about bringing the XFL back.  That wouldn’t be good for anyone, except maybe Tommy Maddox and Rod Smart.

    I want to see some of the best players in the NFL get in the ring with professional wrestlers.

    Here are 15 NFL stars who we’d like to see in the WWE.

Cam Newton

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Cam Newton, #1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers holds up a jersey on stage after he was picked during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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    Cam Newton is a self proclaimed icon and entertainer.  Well, what better forum to entertain than the WWE.

    Also, there’s always the chance of Newton taking a pounding.

Ndamukong Suh

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    TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 19:  Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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    Ndamukong Suh hunts quarterbacks with the best of them, emerging as one of the top defensive tackles in the game his rookie season.

    Let’s see how Suh does hunting someone like John Cena.

Peyton Hillis

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns participates in a photo shoot for the cover of EA Sports Madden NFL 12 on April 28, 2011 in Time Square, New York City  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for EA)
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    Peyton Hillis ran through the NFL last season, rushing for 1,177 yards.

    I’d like to see Hillis take his bowling ball style of running to WWE.

Bart Scott

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 12:  Bart Scott #57 of the New York Jets reacts the Miami Dolphins at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 12, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    All I have to say is I CAN’T WAIT for New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott to wrestle.

Marshawn Lynch

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    SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 08:  Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs down field against the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Image
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    Did you see what Marshawn Lynch did to the Saints?

    Let’s see if he can repeat that in the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Tim Tebow

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    DENVER - DECEMBER 26:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos rolls out and looks to deliver a pass against the Houston Texas at INVESCO Field at Mile High on December 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Texans 24-23.  (Photo b
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    Tim Tebow is a large, intense man. 

    He would be great in WWE, but only with the Friar Tuck haircut.

Tom Zbikowski

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    LAS VEGAS - MARCH 12:  Tommy Zbikowski celebrates a first round knockout of Richard Bryant after the Cruiserweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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    Ravens' safety Tom Zbikowski is also a professional boxer, sporting a 4-0 record with three knockouts.

    WWE is a bit different, but Zbikowski is a crazy man and could win a couple matches.

Albert Haynesworth

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    We already know Albert Haynesworth has some WWE ready moves.

    With stomps like that, he’d be great in WWE if he could only improve his cardiovascular fitness.

Ray Lewis

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09:  Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens reads the play in 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/G
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    Not only can Ray Lewis hit hard, but he can dance with the best of them.

    Lewis could do his jig then walk into the ring and Waterboy someone.

Chad Ochocinco

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Chad Ochocinco plays football.  Chad Ochocinco plays soccer.  Chad Ochocinco rides bulls.

    It makes sense that Chad Ochocinco should wrestle.  Child please…

Ben Roethlisberger

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    ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after Rashard Mendenhall #34 ran for an eight yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2
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    Ben Roethlisberger would be a star in WWE.

    He could ride his motorcycle up to the ring and then be escorted up by two ring girls.

    Plus, we already know he can take a hit.

Cortland Finnegan

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    NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 1:  Cortland Finnegan #31 of the Tennessee Titans returns an interception during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field on November 1, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Cortland Finnegan is a pesky cornerback who is scrappy and gets on everyone’s nerves.  He’s like your annoying little brother.

    It would be great to see his world get rocked in the ring, but even greater if we were to fight…

Andre Johnson

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    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans comes scores as he get's his foot down in the endzone in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Reliant Stadium on December 13, 2010 in Houston, Texas. Baltimore
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    WWE would give Andre Johnson a more appropriate arena to beat up Cortland Finnegan.

    We only got to see a taste of Johnson’s fists of fury.  I want to see what he can do in the ring.

James Harrison

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 15:  Linebacker James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Heinz Field on January 15, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by G
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    James Harrison is one of the most ferocious players in the NFL.

    As long as he pretends every opponent is Mohamed Massaquoi, he’ll be just fine in the WWE.

Jared Allen

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    DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02:  Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles on the bench after returning an interception for a touchdown while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 20-13.  (Ph
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    Jared Allen is the player I most want to see in the WWE.

    Not only could he hold his own physically, as is evident by his 83 career sacks, but the dude is hilarious.

    His MTV Cribs segment is one of the best the show has ever had.

    Vince McMahon needs to sign Allen immediately.