Former Cardinal wins match at WWE's Wrestlemania

Posted at 7:54 PM, Apr 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 00:24:04-04

When he played for the Arizona Cardinals, Thomas Pestock was best known for getting into a scuffle during a team training camp session in 2010.

Pestock never made the Cards' regular-season roster, but his propensity for fighting has served him better in the pro wrestling world -- and on Sunday, he made a name for himself at the biggest annual wrestling event of the year.

Pestock, a member of the Cardinals' practice squad in 2010 and '11, now wrestles under the name Baron Corbin -- and on Sunday, he won of the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WWE's Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas. 

Pestock was the last man standing in a field of over 20 wrestlers that also included former Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal. Shaq was eliminated early in the match.

Until Sunday, Pestock had primarily wrestled in NXT, the WWE's so-called farm system. But after winning a big match at Wrestlemania, it looks like he's destined for a stint in the big leagues.