In case you were in space for the last 24 hours and have just returned to Earth and turned on your phone, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman went Super Saiyan during a post-game interview with Erin Andrews, changing her life and ours with a hollered rant on Michael Crabtree. Somewhat predictably, the Internet loved it — the parts of the Internet that aren’t tempted to type the word “classy,” at least — and turned it into every meme they could think of, including the image at the top of this post.
Because Sherman’s interview was so similar in tone and content to a pro wrestler’s, reporters have spent most of the day tracking down whichever wrestlers they can find and asking them HEY DO YOU KNOW RICHARD SHERMAN, SAY SOMETHING FOR US PLEASE. The best one to respond so far is former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, yoga magnate and Ready To Rumble star Diamond Dallas Page. He thinks Sherman and Crabtree should settle their beef inside the wrestling ring, because they are both football players and … wait, I forgot where I was going with that.
SEXILY copied and BRUTALLY PASTED … from TMZ:
DDP tells TMZ Sports he watched the Seahawk star’s epic post-game rant Sunday night … and says plain and simple — “Richard Sherman is a bad ass.”
“If I didn’t know any better, I would think Sherman vs. Crabtree was going down at Wrestlemania.”
In fact, Page says he thinks Sherman SHOULD brawl at the April 6 event … and could probably become a WWE superstar when he decides to hang up his football cleats.
Let me tell you something Sherman … you need to absolutely think of the WWE as your career.”
New rule: anybody who excitedly yells must be a pro wrestler.
Here’s what a current WWE star had to say:
If Sherman takes Page’s advice (and frankly there are few wrestlers you should listen to more than DDP) it won’t be the first time a pro football player has waltzed into a main-event spot at wrestling’s biggest show of the year. Let’s not forget the epic Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow showdown from WrestleMania 11.
Or, on the other side of the spectrum, the entire pro wrestling career of Steve Mongo McMichael.
You’ll be one or the other, Richard Sherman. Consider it.