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Irony of All Ironies: Rampage Jackson Reportedly Signs With Bellator/TNA, Debut Tentatively Set for Fall

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Rampage Jackson. Rampage. Jaaacksson.

I keep repeating the name out loud, hoping to dredge up some semblance of the physical being who once inhabited that moniker, of the powerbombing, ref-pranking, good time-having brawler who was feared the world over, but all I’m left with are the memories of a bitter, perpetually lamenting transexual rapist and peddler of millipede-shaped death shoes. Tis a cruel mistress, this thing we call time.

Although we’ve had our fun mocking Page’s downward spiral from the sidelines over the years, we truly (and somewhat secretly) have been holding onto the hope that we would one day see the Rampage of old — the aforementioned jive-talking world-beater — back in action whenever he finally found a promotion that “appreciates him.”

Well good news, Potato Nation, as it appears that Rampage has finally found said promotion…in Bellator.

Ariel Helwani has the details:

According to those same sources, Jackson’s new deal will be similar to the one Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal signed with the promotion last year, which gave him the opportunity to appear on TNA Impact Wrestling programming on Spike TV. Jackson has flirted with the idea of pursuing a pro wrestling career in the past, and it seems as though he will soon get a chance to showcase himself as a sports entertainer.

Jackson’s Bellator debut has yet to be finalized, but a fall date appears to be a possibility. Bellator would not confirm the new contract when contacted by

Ah, so Rampage got himself one of those fancy King Mo double-down deals we’ve heard so much about. How’s that been working out for old Mo, anyway?

The irony of this situation is overwhelming, to be quite honest — here’s a guy who has been complaining for years about the dirty, lowball shit the UFC has been pulling on him, and what does he do? Sign with the promotion that seemingly cannot go a week without having one of their own fighters publicly rake them over the coals for their repeatedly shady business practices. Surely a great deluge of grievances and accusations is upon us.

It has only been a handful of months since Jackson ended his UFC contract on a surprisingly high note at UFC on FOX 6 (despite the fact that he lost his third straight fight to Glover Teixeira, I should say), yet it feels like it has been an eternity since we have seen the Rampage we all came to know and love in the spotlight. While I think it’s safe to say that that Rampage is dead and buried, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued to see who Bellator pairs him off with first. Any other takers?

-J. Jones

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Tiffany- June 7, 2013 at 4:31 am
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DavidSavage- June 5, 2013 at 2:48 am
Rampage needs to stop listening to those voices in his head and get back to fighting
Mr_Misanthropy- June 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm
He's been bjorn-again.
RwilsonR- June 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm
Does that shoe Rampage is holding have an EMP? Because if Tank and Dozer are flying that thing when the machines come, they're fucked without one.
danomite- June 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm
King Mo and Rampage, Tag Team Champions of the World!!!!They're gonna need one of those tandem finishing moves, like where Rampage power bombs him while Mo gives the elbow drop from the top turnbuckle.
El Guapo- June 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Gimmee Rampage vs King Mo or gimmee death!
crappiefloper- June 4, 2013 at 11:22 am
Great actor and ambassador to female fans though
amsterdamheavy- June 4, 2013 at 10:09 am
I just watched Rampage v Griffin last night. 'Page has been washed up for a long time...TNA might be his best bet.
Jesus Frijoles- June 4, 2013 at 9:57 am
Wonder if they will bail his stupid ass out the next time he does a bunch of lines and runs over a pregnant lady.
wwhitekimbo- June 4, 2013 at 9:52 am
Good for him I've heard it is a good company to work for
teep- June 4, 2013 at 9:16 am
I wonder if his contract has a clause in which he gets to fake hump a tiger if he wins a fight.
Fried Taco- June 4, 2013 at 9:14 am
Page is being paid in 4 Loko.

BTW, nice use of an Al Bundy gif with an article about Page!
Mr_Misanthropy- June 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm
Bring on that sweet black pussy! Yeeeee-haw!