martes, 14 de febrero de 2012

RB enters wrestling ring

Forget Hulkamania, Brandon Jacobs is going to be running wild on you!

The Giants running back, known for punishing defenders on the football field, taped an appearance for “TNA Impact Wrestling,” in which he will step into the ring against Kurt Angle for a match that will air on Thursday night on Spike TV.

“I’ve always wondered and want to see how they make things look the way they do,” Jacobs told The Post. “Yes, it’s gonna be hard but so is running up the gut at 300-pound guys. One thing is you cannot sugarcoat those slams, the guys are feeling that.”

Roberto Gonzalez

BRAND’ NEW GIG: Giants running back Brandon Jacobs tries out a new endeavor last night, pro wrestling, and is held back by Cowboy James Storm while furiously trying to charge the ring while filming “TNA Impact Wrestling,” to air last this week.

A self-described wrestling fan, Jacobs called stepping into the squared-circle “an honor.”

“This is first time I’ve ever done something like [wrestling],” Jacobs said. “I grew up loving the sport and have been big fans of these guys: Shawn Michaels, Owen and Brett Hart, Rey Mysterio Jr. [Hulk] Hogan, Sting, [Macho Man]. It’s definitely fun to watch.”

The 6-foot-4, 264-pound Jacobs said he wasn’t about to back down from Angle and was treating it like an old-fashioned grudge match.

“I have no fear [getting into the ring], I just want to get in there,” Jacobs said. “I’m not talking to Angle and he’s not talking to me.”

After the Giants beat up the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, Jacobs said there was one opponent he wanted to get into the ring with, and surprisingly, it wasn’t Tom Brady.

“The one guy that seems out there and I love the kid, love the way he plays and the intensity is Aaron Hernandez,” Jacobs said. “I like his swag on the field and the way he plays. It would be good to [go against him].”

Jacobs also addressed his future with the Giants, saying that although there have not been any talks with the team, New York is where he wants to stay.

“Nothing has been discussed yet. However, it is coming,” Jacobs told The Post. “I want to keep my family [in New York]. I love my teammates and my coaches. It’s a great organization.”

Jacobs restructured his contract before last season in order for his running mate Ahmad Bradshaw to reach a new deal with the team and it is expected Jacobs will need to accept another pay cut in order to stay with the Giants.

Jacobs has one year left on his deal worth $4.4 million and has a $500,000 bonus coming his way. The 29-year-old back did seem open to another pay cut.

“Whatever is going to happen will happen,” Jacobs said. “I will say that I will do whatever is fair for me. I have put a lot of hard work and dedication into this team.”

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