TNA is taping Impact tonight (Feb. 13, 2012) for the show that will air this coming Thursday night on Spike TV. And they've managed to convince Super Bowl winning New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs to join the festivities.
Initially, the company wanted star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to appear but he turned down the offer. Jacobs, who is a mammoth of a man at 6'4'' and 265-pounds, will have to do in his stead.
From a press release announcing the appearance:
TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling is announcing that Super Bowl champion and New York Giants star running back Brandon Jacobs will appear on Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING on SpikeTV at 9/8c.
Jacobs was a major force in the Giants defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The historic win marked the second championship for Jacobs, who was also a part of the Giants team that beat the Patriots in 2008 at Super Bowl XLII.
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING has featured many NFL stars throughout its history, including Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher, New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott, Detroit Lions defensive star Kyle Vanden Bosch, former Titans star Frank Wycheck, Adam "Pacman" Jones, former Dolphins star Bryan Cox and more!
FOX Sports is also reporting that sources have told them Jacobs will have "a confrontation with Kurt Angle." Because of his contract with the Giants, he's likely unable to participate in an actual match but that doesn't mean he can't throw a few punches and maybe a body slam or something simple like that.
I'm not sure having Jacobs work with Angle is the smart move if they're going to ask Angle to bump for him, considering the various things that could go wrong but it's still a nice get for TNA to have a player like Jacobs showing up on their programming so soon after the Giants beat the Patriots to win the Super Bowl.
Anyone looking forward to Impact this week thanks to Jacobs?