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Big Ben turns to pro wrestling

Oh, no.

The Steelers are in trouble.

And it's not because they are 1-2 heading into Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers.

I'm worried about Ben Roethlisberger.

Last night, it was announced that Big Ben will be the guest host of a WWE event in Wilkes-Barre.

Can you say bad timing, Ben? Awful decision?

Coach Mike Tomlin said he was aware of the news but he didn't have a comment.

He can't be pleased that the franchise QB will be involved with pro wrestling a day after a prime time game against the Chargers.

And if the Steelers lose ... well, you can guess what the howls and screams will be like. On top of that, can you imagine what would happen if Ben gets hurt?

This has the makings of a week-long distraction, or worse.

The only way to end it is to win Sunday.

On a different note, anyone have any ideas what type of nicknames they'll use for Big Ben?


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