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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.