Former Giant trying out for WWE with Odell Beckham’s cousin
Several former football players from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Brock Lesnar have transitioned from the gridiron to a wrestling ring, and now former New York Giants tight end Isaiah Stanback will look to do the same.
Stanback was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, then spent time with the New England Patriots and ultimately won a Super Bowl with the Giants. He was a quarterback in college then made the switch to wide receiver before switching again to tight end.
“I got drafted by the Cowboys, won a Super Bowl with the Giants,” Stanback told WWE.com. “Competing with the Giants during the Super Bowl season… There’s not much I’ve experienced in my life that really compares to that. Having an opportunity to go out there and compete and winning a Super Bowl is pretty awesome.”
As far as the transition from football player to wrestler, Stanback says the workouts are remarkably similar, so no real adjustments have been made in the gym. But when he hits the ring, Stanback admits it’s apples and oranges.
“In terms of training, the weight-room side of things are pretty comparable, so I was pretty comfortable with that,” Stanback said. “Now the ring, that’s something totally different. The conditioning aspect of it is totally different. . . I’m looking forward to continuing to learn.”
Stanback said he has “no expectations” going into his WWE tryout, but plans to give it his all and hope for the best.
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