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Sunday was full of pro wrestling/NFL crossovers

We don’t post every tackle that looks like a suplex, but sometimes the connections between pro wrestling and football* are too overt to let them pass without mention.

Yesterday (Dec. 10) was chock full of such moments.

WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg returned to his NFL roots, doing his part to get everyone in and around the Atlanta Falcons fired up for a big divisional game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He Spear-ed some jabroni in a Tom Brady shirt, then snarled his catchphrase for the crowd in Georgia.

Turns out it was the Falcons who were next, as they saw their division lead disappear after the Bucs beat them 29-25.

Things worked out better for Johnny Gargano’s beloved Cleveland Browns. The Raw Superstar smashed a guitar painted in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ colors over an amp with the Browns’ logo on it...

... which helped inspire the Brownies to a 31-27 win over the Jags (is there anything Triple H won’t do to hang an L on Tony Khan these days? I kid, I kid...) to keep themselves firmly in the AFC Playoff picture.

Later in the day in Kansas City, Baron Corbin didn’t get into any pre-game on-field shenanigans. But he did get to take a selfie with the girlfriend of Chiefs’ All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce. Maybe you’ve heard of her? Taylor something?

Corbin carried his losing ways from NXT Deadline to Arrowhead Stadium, as the Chiefs dropped the game to the Buffalo Bills and their quarterback threw a temper tantrum over a rare instance of NFL officials making a correct call. Fortunately for Baron, KC fans will probably be too busy cursing Kadarius Toney’s name (or debating whether there’s a Taylor Swift curse) to single out our favorite Bum Ass.

Sadly, those were the silver lining on a big cloud in the week’s wrestling/football crossover news. Because we also learned yesterday that Tennessee Titans legend Frank Wycheck died at the age of 52, reportedly from a fall at home. Wycheck is best known for starting the “Music City Miracle” kickoff return in the Titans’ last second win over Buffalo in the 1999 playoffs. But he also teamed with Jerry Lynn to beat James Storm & Ron Killings (aka R-Truth) at TNA Slammiversary in 2007.

May he rest in peace.

*The American kind... if those of you who are more knowledgable about the beautiful game have a bunch of examples of when tackles in that sport look like Rock Bottoms or whatever — please let us know in the comments below.

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