American football player DeAngelo Williams was the revelation of the PPV Slammiversary XV last Sunday 2 of July , without having had previous experience in the professional wrestling, obtained a great work in the important appointment of the ones of Jeff Jarrett. The compliments to his work appeared everywhere and even many augured him a great future in the business. But in the last few hours, Williams said his last week’s bout was a one-night stand and he did not expect to get back into a ring.
The 34-year-old man, today without a team, had already expressed in previous interviews his love for the fight. However, he recently made it clear that he plans to continue his NFL career and just as he wore his boots for the first time last Sunday, it was also the last. Speaking for the ESPN website , he delved into his status with the following words:
“It was my debut and my retirement at the same time. I’m done, which is breaking news. I did it for my uncle … so if anyone wants to talk to me about fighting, I will listen, but it will be purely talk. They (GFW) tried to have another fight and I said no, I’m satisfied. It was a one-night stand. I did not because the opportunity presented itself. I mean, Josh Mathews and I are friends. We have been friends since I was with WWE, a long time ago, where I was also a commentator. That’s how our relationship began. But I will take you much longer …
“My uncle got me into wrestling. For his birthday I took him to his first WrestleMania in Houston. We went three or four years later and when we were going he would ask me, ‘Nephew, would you like to get into the ring and fight?’ I said, ‘No, I never will. I respect the sport enough to do it and it’s great entertainment for me, but I just could not do it. It would seem easy, but I could not do it. ‘ He would reply, ‘Well, nephew, I’d love to see you fight, it’s one of my dreams.’ Then I said, ‘If the opportunity comes, I’ll do it for you.’
“Josh (Mathews) contacted me. He asked if I wanted to do something, and I said, ‘I do not think so, I’m fine,’ but in my head I thought it might be the fight for my uncle. I called him back and said, ‘Yes, man, I will.’ He asked me, ‘What do you want to do?’ I replied, ‘I want to fight’. Then he told me, ‘Well … we know what happens when celebrities fight, they do not know how to do it …’. But I made it clear that I wanted to do it, because the desire was bigger than I and respected too much the sport so as not to enter the prepared ring. “
Finally, Williams fulfilled the dream of his deceased uncle – deceased in 2012 – and removed the pending account. But there was also another reason why he chose to accept the proposal, and it had to do with WWE. WrestleMania 33, specifically. So he explained in another interview, this time for the NFL radio show No Huddle (led by his partner Slammiversary Moose and also NFL player Gary Barnidge):
“I’ll tell you this, Moose, and I’ll be completely honest. We were sitting watching WrestleMania this year and when Gronk jumped the barrier, he came in and tackled Jinder Mahal, Gary saw the frustration on my face and he asked me, ‘Hey, man, what’s up?’ I said, ‘Gronk even watches wrestling. He’s not even a fan! His friend struggles but he is not even a fan. He has no idea what’s going on and what he’s getting into. ‘ I said, ‘ If I had the chance, I’ll show you how it’s supposed to be done. That was when I got the call from Josh and when we became a team. We went to Slammiversary and would not say we stole the show, but you said we had the fight of the evening, and I do not know if we had it or not, but we were close. “
What do you think? Do you think we’ll see Williams again about a ring? Should WWE get closer and have you reconsider your stance? Leave your opinions in the comment box.