WWE confirms that a former NFL player is training at the Performance Center
— WWE (@WWE) August 1, 2016
WWE issued the following press release today:
WWE signs former NFL player Brennan Williams
Six-foot-seven, 300-pound former NFL offensive tackle Brennan Williams is joining the ranks of the WWE Performance Center. He reports to Orlando today to begin his training.
A third-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2013, Williams played college ball at the University of North Carolina prior to joining the NFL. He was also part of the practice squads for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots during his NFL tenure.
Williams, a lifelong fan of sports-entertainment, began training under WWE Hall of Famer Booker T in October 2015 after his NFL career ended. He made his in-ring debut for Booker’s Houston-based Reality of Wrestling earlier this year, competing under the alias Marcellus Black.
In addition to his experience on the gridiron and in the ring, Williams holds a black belt in taekwondo
Hello new friends. Allow me to introduce myself. I'm not a football guy. I'm a wrestling guy that played football once.
Also I like anime.
— SHOGUN of NXT (@GREATBLACKOTAKU) August 1, 2016