A cross promotion between TNA Wrestling and the Dallas Cowboys professional football team was a dynamite success. According to an article recently published by Fox Sports, “Slammiversary XII” was an even bigger draw, both in real life and on pay per view television, than it has been in years, thanks to the presence of players from “America’s Team”, the Dallas Cowboys.
During a scripted match that took place between professional wrestling characters “Mr. Anderson” and James “The Cowboy” Storm, several players from the Dallas Cowboys suddenly jumped into the ring to intervene. The event itself was broadcast live from the Cowboys’ home territory, Arlington, Texas, to over 120 countries all across the world. Millions of viewers are alleged to have viewed the televised shenanigans.
James Selvie, one of the professional Dallas Cowboy football players who was involved in the events, had this to say on the matter: “Last night was good. We had a lot of fun. It was a great time. It was very entertaining. The part where I got involved (was the highlight). That was pretty cool. Just being a part of the show, just doing what I did. It was very cool.”
Selvie and others rushed to the aid of “Mr. Anderson”, who is currently being portrayed as a “good guy” or “baby face” character. Meanwhile, James “The Cowboy” Storm, despite bearing a nick name which should have found favor with the Cowboys players, instead provoked them by spitting beer into the face of Selvie. It was at this point that all hell broke loose (scripted, of course).
Another Cowboys player, Caesar Rayford, had the following words to say on the matter: “Last night was one of my childhood dreams. I am such a big wrestling fan and to be in that environment and invited to attend was amazing. I’d like to thank the TNA staff for having us.”