Steelers’ RB DeAngelo Williams Huge WWE & Enzo Amore Fan
After a recent organized team activities session, Williams was asked which WWE wrestler his game most resembles. While his daughter loves John Cena, Williams goes in a different direction.
Enzo Amore, part of the tag team with Big Cass.
“He talks a lot but he backs up what he talks,” Williams said about Amore. “I kind of push myself through my words and how I carry myself.”
Williams has been known to elicit reaction with his words, using social media to debate on everything from Peyton Manning‘s late-career ability to Bill Belichick’s likability. Williams has verbally sparred with Bengals linebackerVontaze Burfict about the upcoming season.
Williams considers social media a platform for unfiltered expression. Football and pro wrestling are constructive outlets for the trash talk, which is why he relates to Amore.
When it comes to on-field chirping, Wiliams gave himself plenty of ammunition last season with 11 rushing touchdowns, tied for the league lead with Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson, Atlanta’s Devonta Freman and Cincinnati’sJeremy Hill. While the other three combined for 814 carries (271.3 per season), Williams did his scoring on 200 carries.
“I don’t talk until after it’s done,” Williams said.
He turned 33 in April, and the last running back at that age or older to record 1,000 or more yards in a season was John Riggins in 1984. Williams might not get enough chances to match that output while Le’Veon Bell is healthy. But the Steelers liked Williams’ body of work from last season and trust him with the rock in 2016.
“We got to see him do a lot of things, and obviously, he did a very good job for us,” offensive coordinator Todd Haley said. “Knowing a lot more about him will maybe help give Le’Veon more rest when he needs it, although knowing Le’Veon, he never wants to come off. But I think the interesting thing about the scenario is that we’ve seen DeAngelo for a year in our offense and doing things the way we do them, so it’s an exciting thing to look forward to.”
Who doesn’t like Enzo & Big Cass? They’re on fire right now in WWE. Like every guy with a schtick like this, it will get old, but it hasn’t yet and I don’t think it will any time soon. WWE is supposed to be fun and these guys are fun. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that one of them is seven foot tall (and you can’t teach that!). As long as they’re selling merchandise and the crowd keeps singing along, you’ll see Enzo and Big Cass dominating WWE TV for some time to come.