WATCH: TJ Hockenson stars in new wrestling-themed commercial with George Kittle

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 16:11:05-04

(WXYZ) -- Detroit Lions tight end TJ Hockenson put his acting skills on display in a new pro wrestling-themed commercial with friend and fellow NFL tight end George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers.

The 60-second ad features Hockenson portraying Kittle's manager as he enters a makeshift ring for a backyard barbecue battle.

Kittle's love of pro wrestling has previously carried over to the field, incorporating AEW wrester Penta El Zero Miedo's "Zero Fear" gesture into celebrations.