World series champion catcher A.J. Pierzynski of the Chicago White Sox found himself in the middle of a brawl Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Orlando, Fla., when he attended a TV taping for TNA Wrestling’s iMPACT!, which airs every Saturday night on SPIKE-TV (11 p.m. EST).
Pierzynski, a longtime pro wrestling fan, was there to present White Sox memorabilia including numerous team-signed items to The Phenomenal A.J. Styles, Chris Sabin and Sonjay Dutt — three of the top wrestlers of TNA’s electrifying, death-defying X-Division, a group of amazingly-talented wrestlers who have no fear, no limit and no boundaries.
During the presentation, the cocky Simon Diamond and his Diamonds in the Rough entourage of David Young and Elix Skipper interrupted the proceedings.
Dale Torborg(above), one of the White Sox’ strength and conditioning coaches and a former pro wrestler (WCW’s Demon), also was present, along with pro wrestling Hall of Famer Bobby The Brain Heenan.
Torborg, a former Florida Marlins conditioning coach , is the son of former major league player/coach/manager Jeff Torborg, now a broadcaster for FOX-TV.