Steelers’ Cameron Heyward Compares James Harrison Joining Patriots To Hulk Hogan Joining NWO

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Well this is one way to look at it.

Earlier this week, freshly released Steelers pass rusher James Harrison joined the dark side, signing with the New England Patriots two days prior to Christmas.

His departure has left a bad taste in the mouth of many Steelers players and a few teammates have made their thoughts on Harrison’s decision public.

But the latest comment from Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward paints a better picture of just exactly how the Steelers locker room is feeling about Harrison decision.

Heyward compared Harrison joining the Patriots to Hulk Hogan turning heel back in 1996 and joining the New World Order during the golden days of WCW.

“It was definitely a heel-turn move,” Heyward said. “It’s almost like Hulk Hogan when he went to the NWO, nobody’s happy about that. But it’s his decision. It just means he won’t be in the ring with us.”

“You know, James always going to be remembered as a Steeler,” Heyward said. “But he made a decision for him and his family and I guess he thought it was the best decision for him. This wasn’t a decision he made in just one day — he thought this the whole year.”

Safe to say the move isn’t sitting well with the Steelers.