Adam Carriker is one of the strongest players in the league as the gargantuan of a man has been spotted benching as much as 500 pounds.
While I am no weightlifting expert by any stretch of the imagination, I think its safe to assume that a number as massive as that is rarely reached.
While Carriker’s job is to bully over helpless opponents and crush opposing gunslingers, he has taken up a passion for wrestling that has been well documented through the years.
As the new league year kicked off a few weeks ago with the start of free agency, teams are gearing up for the chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next February in New Jersey.
In the wrestling world, WWE’s Wrestlemania is equivalent to the Super Bowl and the event will take place in New Jersey this weekend. With WWE making one last pit stop in our Nation’s Capital before the big event, there was no way Carriker wasn’t going to miss a second of the action.
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Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll see a lot of similarities between the madness that goes on throughout an NFL game and the madness exhibited weekly in WWE rings.
So Carriker and Carroll — who co-host “4th & Pain,” a weekly wrestling/football radio show — decided to collide the two worlds, with the help of the WWE.
The duo on Wednesday presented Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon with the first-ever “4th & Pain Championship Belt Player of the Week,” which includes an actual, real-life WWE title belt that will rotate from locker to locker throughout the season.
And trust me, folks — this belt is the real deal. I got a chance to pick it up today, and this baby is heavy — err, I mean, I didn’t have trouble lifting it, but I could see how it could cause troubles for a much-weaker person.
Carroll said the WWE caught wind of “4th & Pain” and approached the show’s co-hosts about what it could do to promote the show and the team.
“We said we wanted to give away a little something-something to the player of the week, but we want to do it pro-wrestling style,” Carroll said. “It’s very cool. I mean, it’s not a sponsor deal at all. They’re doing this because they like the show; they believe in the show.”
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In one of the more interesting nuggets of the morning, it was discovered that legendary professional wrestler Bill Goldberg once played for Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
Goldberg talked about the connection on Thursday’s episode of “4th and Pain,” the wrestling-centric show hosted by Redskins’ defensive end Adam Carriker and co-host, Chuck Carroll.
Goldberg, who starred as a defensive end at the University of Georgia, was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the 1990 NFL Draft, but briefly left the NFL for a spot on the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, which, in 1992, won the world championship.
A defensive assistant coach on that championship Surge team? Haslett.
“To be able play, win a world championship in the World Football League and be coached by a defensive coordinator so cool as Jim Haslett, I have to pinch myself every day,” Goldberg told Carriker and Carroll. “Anytime you can play the sport [with] a coach that you respect because of his playing days and that you revere because of his mentality, you’re an extension of him, obviously, by being part of the defensive team. It was an honor, and probably the best football experience of my life.”
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Carriker is a huge wrestling fan — I mean, this dude lives and breathes that stuff — and I’m sure he was honored recently when the Hulkster himself told the Nebraska product that he had a future in wrestling.
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