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WVU Kicker Tries Pro Wrestling

I'm never sure whether to be jealous of those who follow West Virginia athletics for a living, or whether to offer them asylum. Bob Huggins, We Must Ignite This Couch, Mountaineer-themed rap anthems, basketball players whose friends didn't know West Virginia was a state, a star named Pittsnogle who gave up the life to teach middle school and's enough to stay busy, anyhow, which is why jealous usually wins out.

Especially when something like this happens. If I told you that a certain DI kicker had just finished wrestling a certain pro wrestler named War Pig, leading to a sentence like this--"the pig-masked man dressed in a bloody apron took 22-year-old [Kicker's] left leg and wrapped it around the post while the kicker writhed in pain on the blood-splattered canvas"--and asked you to name the school, you'd just have to guess West Virginia first, right? Please follow that link and look at the photos, but here's what happened:

"War Pig" instantly had McAfee against the ropes, hitting him hard in the chest and face. When the All-American kicker fell to the canvas in pain, the wrestler followed, pulling on his legs and trying to pin him. McAfee struggled to free himself, but was then lifted by "War Pig" into a move similar to a pile driver, which has been all but banned in WWE wrestling, and slammed back into the mat....

McAfee wasn't out of tricks just yet. Fans watched as McAfee stood close to one of the corners in the ring while "War Pig" as he charged toward him. Before the wrestler could hit him, McAfee leaped over him, and landed just in time to see "War Pig" slam into the turnbuckle.

That's when McAfee started using his legs. As the "War Pig" stumbled back toward McAfee, the football player launched a kick that would bring most men to tears followed quickly by another kick to the face that caused the wrestler to drop to the canvas.

There was, of course, some history between the two men. Or the man and the pig, I guess.

"He's a big dumb animal," McAfee previously said. "I definitely have some anger pent up against War Pig."

I mean, I've loved Nick Novak and Adam Podlesh and Jess Atkinson and Obi Egekeze and all the fine Maryland special teamers in recent years, but trading barbs and bodily fluids with a man in a pig mask and a bloody apron? Different level. That's even better than Andre the Giant (not) trying out for the Redskins. Thank you, West Virginia.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2009; 12:35 PM ET
Categories:  College Football  
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As they'd say at Mountaineer Field, "Good one Patrick."

Posted by: ChinatownExpress | March 25, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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