Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones made his professional wrestling debut last night, and let’s just say it was about as bad as it gets. The entertainment wrestling league Total Nonstop Action signed Jones to a ten-week contract. However, his entrance into the wrestling spotlight was filled with boos from the Orlando crowd, along with a lackluster performance due to a no physical contact mandate.
Jones was jawing with a fellow wrestler, when four “police officers,” rushed the staging area and grabbed the wrestler before he and Jones could do anything physical. Then a few minutes later Jones was shown backstage lying on the ground after he was purportedly “attacked” by the wrestler. Again, this was even in wrestling standards, very, very weak.
Even Jones’ back and forth with the wrestler who supposedly “attacked” him, Ron “The Truth” Killings was downright funny. “You talk a whole lot,” Jones yelled at Killings. “You talk a lot, but one thing about me, I don’t talk the talk, I walk the walk.” Uh, whatever Pacman. Let’s just say this was beyond bad, and anyone who actually spent $30 to watch this fiasco should have their head examined.
The Titans filed an injunction against Jones, claiming any physical activity in the ring would be a violation of his NFL contract. FoxSports.com reports that Jones was even prohibited from acts such as throwing any object or spitting on another wrestler due to the potential for injury.
Jones is currently suspended from the NFL due to his off the field conduct, including his alleged involvement in a triple shooting at a Las Vegas strip club in February. A TNA executive and wrestler says the wrestling league was drawn to Jones as his image possesses three things that TNA is built on: conflict, controversy and larger-than-life-personalities.