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If you missed Quinton "Rampage" Jackson’s foray into the world of professional wrestling on Monday night’s WWE RAW Viewer’s Choice show, count yourself lucky. Let’s just say that Rampage and his A-Team co-stars fit right in with the calibre of acting that was featured on the show, which isn’t saying much. Hopefully his lines in the A-Team are few and far between.


Well, apparently Quentin has the wrestling bug.  He’s been hitting his Twitter page (Rampage4real) hard this week, tweeting  about how he "wants in," which could be an indicator that he may follow in the footsteps of fighters like Josh Barnett and Ken Shamrock who have wrestled "professionally" (what an oxymoron). I wonder if he’ll  change his Twitter handle to Rampage4fake if he does.

Here are a few of his wrestling-related posts he’s been furiously typing like an enamoured Justin Bieber fan who saw the little puke while he was out with his mom and his bodyguard buying new sneakers:

"John Cena was cool, but Ted [DiBiase] is the man. I want to do a movie with him. Vince [McMahon] was cool as hell, Bret [Hart] is my new home boy, [Roddy] Piper is so down to earth."

"The King (Jerry Lawler) is laid back, Mean Gene was pimp, everybody was damn cool. I would like to go back as Rampage and do the powerbomb." 

"I was like a kid today, I have not been happy this past week,but meeting my child hood heros,and making new friends was all I needed I’m back." 

"I will tell y’all everything tomorrow, it’s late here, I’m still on tour, I will let y’all know what I’m doing so y’all can keep up,btw I want [i]n."

 "Everybody was cool! They r a bunch of big kids like me, doing what they love. Big Show was so funny! He showed me the choke slam. I want [i]n!!!"

Rumor has it that all WWE staff was warned prior to taping that they were not to mention the UFC or MMA at all. Apparently mentioning "real fighting" is like telling wrestling fans that Mommy and Daddy are the ones who hide the eggs, put a quarter under your pillow and sign the presents, "Love Santa."

Serious question. Does anyone other than 10-year-old kids actually watch wrestling? That’s when it became lame for me and my friends. I figured it would fizzle out like Pogs and ALF. 

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Lysol- June 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm
On a positive note, it now looks like Bobby Lashley may actually fight a real MMA fighter.
fatbellyfrank- June 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm
Its not that the effort the wrasslers have to put in is in question, its a fucken tough business and the toll it takes is tragic with number of Pro wrestlers who dont make their 50th birthday. From my perspective, as someone who used to watch a lot of wrasslin, now that MMA is fairly widely accepted and publicised, why bother with the fake shit. Imagine if guys like Chris benoit, jericho, Guerrero had gotten into MMA, would been some pretty awesome fighters there IMO.
CZ- June 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm
so its not like whoever wrote this is beating a dead horse or anything but christ dude we know wrestling isnt real. The fact is you shouldnt be so quick (and overly thorough) about bashing it. The UFC took its entire promotional, marketing, and PPV blueprint from the WWE. It may be as fake as a set of tits on a stripper, but just like anyone who defends MMA would tell people they couldnt do it, whomever wrote this article certainly couldnt hack it as a wrestler (spare your attempts at steroid and painkiller jokes). If Rampage wants to moonlight as a wrestler, let him, and stop trying to be funny bc that shit stopped when the other ben left. and yeah I used to watch wrestling and stopped about 8 years ago, so that comeback is officially out.
HotPotato- June 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm
The author of this article seems pissed... Bad day?
Although everyone who commented on this seems pissed aswell... Coincidence?
dogpt3- June 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Im gonna guess that Rampage was forced to do it by the studio that produced A-Team, its called publicity
just some dong- June 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm
MRuss not checking his sources? I find that hard to believe!
JoseMonkey- June 9, 2010 at 9:55 am
NOTE: Reposting with modified URLs to avoid being flagged as spam:

@Mike Russell

I know I've been critical in the past, but I really wasn't trying to attack you Mike. And I'm being honest about Rampage's posts. Here are links to the actual tweets:

hxxp://twitter.com/Rampage4real/status/15721073786

hxxp://twitter.com/Rampage4real/status/15720851477

Perhaps you copied the edited tweets from another source, like hxxp://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/WWE/article10012330.shtml? (I see them there edited, also.)
Dmonicideals- June 9, 2010 at 9:43 am
Good, let him go, he will fit right in there. Rolling around, playing pretend with a bunch of drugged up half-letes, with scripted fininshes, it will be just like back when he was in Pride. Hell, he might even win a fight in the WWE.
cecils_pupils- June 9, 2010 at 9:31 am
I can't wait until they make a fake version of my job where I can make more money without all this damned hard work and pressure to perform.
J-Dog- June 9, 2010 at 8:58 am
Why would a big naturally gifted athlete choose fake pro wrestling over MMA fighting? Umm... maybe so you can make more money and not get your face punched in?? Duh!

Yeah I know pro/fake wreslters get hurt and what they do is very physical and sometimes the blood is real... but really I think real fighing would hurt and injure you a lot more.

And if 'Page went to pro wrasslin' maybe he could win. No pressure to perform when it's all scripted. Win and take the glory, lose and blame it on the script.
JoseMonkey- June 9, 2010 at 8:41 am
I think my last comment was flagged as spam because it contained URLs, but if you approve it you will see the links to Rampage's actual tweets. I'm not trolling.
Mike Russell- June 9, 2010 at 7:20 am
 I didn't edit anything, StarWarsKid  Jose Monkey. Keep trolling.
JoseMonkey- June 9, 2010 at 6:32 am
Damn, why did you decide to edit Rampage's tweets and fix all of his misspellings and errant (and seemingly random) punctuation? That was the funniest part!

For example, you quoted:

"The King (Jerry Lawler) is laid back, Mean Gene was pimp, everybody was damn cool. I would like to go back as Rampage and do the powerbomb."

Rampage's actual tweet:

"The King is lade back,Mean Gene was pimp,everybody was damn cool,I would like 2 go back as Rampage and do the power bomb then wowl. Ny next!"


Another, your version:

"John Cena was cool, but Ted [DiBiase] is the man. I want to do a movie with him. Vince [McMahon] was cool as hell, Bret [Hart] is my new home boy, [Roddy] Piper is so down to earth."

Actual tweet:

"John Cena,was cool,but Ted is the man,I wanna do a movie wit him. Vince was cool as hell,Bret is my new home boy Pipper so down to Earth"

Rampage doesn't need an editor - he's keepin' it real!
ReX13- June 9, 2010 at 5:31 am
Mike>> You really have to laugh at that. The alternative is that you cry for humanity in general.
Clyde- June 9, 2010 at 5:26 am
Christ guys. Lot of anger about a kids TV show.

At least it hints that rampage may be working on rounding off his game a bit. The man hasn't even attemped a crazy body slam/power bomb in years. Get some of your old flair back Rampage, let's see a little airtime before you spike some middleweight and get DQ'd re-enacting your pride days.
Mike Russell- June 9, 2010 at 5:18 am
hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTNyKIGXiI
ReX13- June 9, 2010 at 5:00 am
^Oh shit here we go...
RyanSarr- June 9, 2010 at 4:02 am
u callin Brock Lesnar, the UFC Heavyweight champion a fag? That's a bold statement
Mr_Misanthropy- June 9, 2010 at 2:10 am
I've been scarred by spandex. Whenever I see a bleach blonde Mississippi waterfall my first instinct is to stab somebody in the eye socket with whatever relatively sharp object I can get my hands on (screw-driver, pencil, spoon, prison shank), especially if it's accompanied by clip-on feather earrings and Bosworth blades. I can't help it, it's a primal carnal reaction. A gold cross pendant makes it even worse.
Harry Russo- June 9, 2010 at 1:54 am
Wow what anger and hatred. Before reading this, never knew a person could actually be prowrestlingaphobic. Did the Ultimate Warrior show the writer his special "love hold" when he was ten years old?

May The Iron Sheik make you humble, old country way.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 9, 2010 at 1:51 am
@ Cryin'Sars

Wrestling is fags performing for fags, so what the fuck are you talking about fag? If you call that shit entertainment I bet you've got Jerry Springer's signature tattooed on your ass cheeks and you go to Walmart just to eat at McDonald's every other day in your spandex tights, cowboy boots and sleeveless Dokken concert tee. Or have you been too busy snorting lines of crank off Ric Flair's shriveled old cock to get out of the trailer? Please stab yourself in the testicles repeatedly with a rusty ice pick to prevent any conceivable chance that you might possibly replicate your DNA. Immediately.

No, seriously, do it now. Find a hammer or a large rock or some other blunt instrument if you can't get something resembling a rusty ice pick and smash yourself in the balls, just like Japanese Deathmatch.
RyanSarr- June 9, 2010 at 1:00 am
all you fags who knock pro wrestling can suck it, its entertainment and everyone knows its fake, so just like when u go to the movies and know its not real, watch wrestling and enjoy it for the entertainment it is fags
2DaDeath- June 9, 2010 at 12:20 am
I used to watch wrasslin' as a kid, but there is no one in MMA that could get me motivated to watch it now as an adult. Not even if Dana White would agree to a handicap match against Vince McMahon and Mean Gene Okerlund.
jimbonics- June 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm
onemorepunch... lmao
jimbonics- June 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm
I had no idea that Ted Debiase and Jerry Lawlor (RIP Jim Carrey) were still in the scene. wtf. Mean Gene? Are you serious?
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