15 gridiron greats in WWE history

Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

If defense wins football games, you want a guy like Kevin Greene on your squad! The former linebacker currently ranks third among all-time sack leaders. After playing with the likes of the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers, Greene actively competed in WCW in the late 1990s.

The NFL star found himself at odds with The New World Order on numerous occasions. At Slamboree 1997, Greene lived any competitor’s dream by teaming up with Ric Flair and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper to defeat nWo representatives Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx. He was also teammates with NFL alum Steve “Mongo” McMichael, but McMichael turned his back on the former NFL star to join The Four Horsemen. Greene refused to let Mongo’s betrayal rest and claimed retribution against McMichael at The Great American Bash 1997.

In 1998, Greene formed an alliance with former Atlanta Falcon Goldberg in his war with The nWo. Greene unsuccessfully challenged The Giant at Bash at the Beach 1998. Following the loss, the NFL mandated that he could no longer compete in WCW while playing football.

Currently, Greene is outside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers.