Former Reality TV Star Jessie Godderz Signed to TNA Developmental Contract

George NolanAnalyst IJuly 28, 2011

To those of you who cringed at TNA's acquisition of so-called celebrity talent such as NFL player Adam "Pac Man" Jones and Jersey Shore stars J-Woww and Angelina Pivarnick, prepare to bellow more flames.

TMZ and WrestlingInc.com have confirmed that former Big Brother star Jessie Godderz (aka Mr. Pec-Tacular) has signed a developmental contract with TNA lasting through the end of this year. The company is hoping to get Godderz on TV within the next few months.

To those not familiar with the guy, Godderz was a professional body builder who appeared on the tenth and eleventh seasons of Big Brother. Since leaving the show, Godderz had been training to become a professional wrestler.

Here was what TMZ heard from Godderz concerning his current plans with TNA:

TMZ spoke to Jesse who tells us he's been "training with TNA wrestler Bully Ray at his facility in Florida" ever since signing the deal...and is hopeful he'll get an opportunity to mix it up in the ring with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle in the near future.

It seems TNA is still not learning its lesson from forking over money to celebrities raking money off the company and getting their TV time, without any benefit of the appearances helping out the company.

I've heard news of owner Dixie Carter's mother wanting to tighten the reigns on her daughter's spending of hiring talent that will do nothing to enhance the already lingering quality of TNA's product. One has to wonder what TNA hopes to gain by hiring a meathead reality star when past stunts involving outside C-list celebrity talent have done nothing to benefit the company.

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