Bart Scott can't wait to appear with Hulk Hogan

Thu, Feb 24

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jets linebacker Bart Scott grew up watching and mimicking Hulk Hogan.

Now he will get a chance to appear with his favorite wrestler, The Hulkster, on TNA Wrestling. TNA announced that the outspoken linebacker will assist Hogan's return to the ring from a back injury on Spike TV's "TNA Impact" on March 3.

Scott, who likely won't do much physically to avoid risking injury, should feel right at home since he grew up watching professional wrestling and counts Hogan as his inspiration for trash-talking. Scott has long been one of the biggest talkers in the NFL and his postgame rant with ESPN's Sal Paolantonio following the Jets' 28-21 victory over the Patriots in the AFC divisional showdown became an instant YouTube classic.

After Scott chided those who allegedly disrespected the Jets, Paolantonio congratulated the linebacker and said, "See you in Pittsburgh."

Scott then barked the infamous words "Can't wait!" as if he were being interviewed by Mean Gene Okerlund himself. Just about the only thing Scott didn't do was put his hand to his ear like his favorite wrestler.

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