Fun-loving 49ers tight end George Kittle loves the fun of pro wrestling. On Saturday night, he got directly involved.
In the front row at the 39th installment of the WWE’s answer to the Super Bowl, Kittle drew the attention of a wrestler named the Miz during an impromptu match between the Miz and Pat McAfee.
The Miz shoved Kittle back to his chair. Kittle removed his jacket to reveal that he was indeed ready to rumble, with a sleeveless Tight End University T-shirt and shorts.
Kittle jumped over the barrier and, while Miz was looking the other way, prepared to charge. The Miz turned just before Kittle flattened him with a clothesline.
That’s apparently all Kittle did. Which surely made the 49ers breathe a sigh of relief. While the risk of injury isn’t significant, teams can get skittish about their players participating in pro wrestling. In 2007, for example, the Titans went to court to keep Pacman Jones from participating in a TNA wrestling event, even though Pacman was suspended by the NFL at the time.