Shawne Merriman to Become Pro Wrestler: Reports

By Derek Togerson and Andie Adams
|  Saturday, Apr 12, 2014  |  Updated 9:21 AM PDT
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Shawne Merriman to Become Pro Wrestler: Reports

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 15: Former NFL player Shawne Merriman arrives at WWE and E! Entertainment's "Superstars For Hope" at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 15, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

 World Wrestling Entertainment is about to produce a brand new wrestling superstar, and Chargers fans will know all about this guy.

Former Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman has been doing some announcing work for the WWE.

But Sunday night at Wrestlemania, he took a picture with San Diego's own Rey Mysterio, which Mysterio posted on Instagram with the hashtag #FutureWWESuperstar.

With that secret revealed, wrestling show hosts John Layfield and Michael Cole announced that Merriman was indeed “joining the WWE family,” according to SB Nation's TestudoTimes.com.

Then came details that Shawne is working out at some WWE facilities.

It makes perfect sense. Guys like The Rock, Goldberg, and Brock Lesnar all had football backgrounds and made a smooth transition to wrestling.

I can already see him doing his "Lights Out" dance before his finishing move.

Let us know in the comments what you think Merriman's signature move should be and what his costume should look like.

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