Ex-Tennessee coach to make his pro wrestling debut

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Donnie Tyndall will make his return to coaching this weekend, although it’s probably not the return you expected.

The former Tennessee head coach will make his ringside debut on Saturday, guest-coaching a match in something called the Global Force Wrestling Grand Slam Tour.

“It will be nice to see some of the friends we made in the arena,” Tyndall said in a GFW release. “As for diving into professional wrestling and managing the new Heavenly Bodies, coaching is coaching. Our young guys played hard for the Vols, and I’m sure these young guys will do the same.”

Tyndall will be leading the Heavenly Bodies against the Bullet Club. The event will take place at the stadium of the Knoxville Smokies, the AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

This is fantastic.

Tyndall strikes me as the kind of guy that not only watches rasslin’, but is the perfect villain for an event like this. Tyndall was fired by Tennessee back in March after his first season with the Vols due to NCAA issues stemming from his tenure with Southern Miss.

Am I the only one that hopes Bruce Pearl will be the guest coach for the Bullet Club?