Because the participant with the very best power score in FIFA 21, it is maybe no shock that Adebayo Akinfenwa has revealed he might be tempted right into a second profession as knowledgeable wrestler as soon as his footballing days are over.
The muscular striker, who has a 97 for strength in the latest edition of the EA game, has change into an EFL legend through the years and by taking part in his half in Wycombe Wanderers‘ unimaginable ascent up English football’s lower leagues to the Championship.
Leap to: Ronaldo, Messi and more as wrestlers
Nonetheless, whereas discussing his plans for the longer term just lately, Akinfenwa revealed that he has had free talks about making a post-football transfer into the WWE.
“I’ve had a few calls just lately with reference to that. I will be following up on that quickly — so it might go up or down relying on the end result of that,” Akinfenwa informed Talksport final week.
“That is one thing I might need to win, clearly — and there is some robust lads on the market, you understand. However I again myself 100%!” he joked.
Akinfenwa even declared himself on Twitter as available for inclusion in the WWE draft, calling out proprietor Vince McMahon to “hit me up on Whatsapp” and tagging fellow Brit and reigning WWE champion Drew McIntyre into his publish.
— daRealAAkinfenwa (@daRealAkinfenwa) October 8, 2020
He acquired a reply from McIntyre, who promised to “have a word” with McMahon, and Baltimore Ravens defensive deal with Brandon Williams pledged to form a tag team with the striker as soon as he’d completed chasing a Tremendous Bowl championship ring.
Nonetheless, the WWE draft opened on SmackDown on Oct. 9 with out Akinfenwa’s title among the many picks, leaving him free to completely focus his efforts on Wycombe’s first marketing campaign within the second tier of English soccer this season. However do not wager in opposition to the massive man showing within the squared circle sooner or later sooner or later.
The trail between professional soccer and professional wrestling shouldn’t be a well-trodden one (Tim Wiese and Grant Holt apart), however this is how a few of the greatest names in soccer would possibly fare ought to they determine to make the transition to sports activities leisure after hanging up their boots.
Along with his chiselled torso slathered in oil and his pores and skin super-tanned, Ronaldo would definitely look the part as he leapt from the top turnbuckle. Whether or not or not he’d have the ability to cease admiring himself lengthy sufficient on the TitanTron massive display to really get any wrestling carried out is a distinct matter.
Standing at 5-foot-7, Messi hardly has the proper stature for skilled wrestling — although he does have the compulsory tattoo sleeves.
As we have seen, Neymar is not going to face as much as a lot of a beating within the ring, however you may assure the Brazilian would make every slam look extremely painful. He is a fantastic vendor, as they are saying within the wrestling enterprise.
Each wrestling firm wants a roughneck villain to get the gang jeering, and who higher to play the position than soccer’s most devious heel?
The Real Madrid defender shouldn’t be afraid of a scrap, and he confirmed he has the chops for the wrestling ring with the arm-lock takedown he utilised on Mohamed Salah early within the 2018 Champions League remaining.
If anyone goes to be gifted within the delicate artwork of planting stiff roundhouse kicks into individuals’s chins, it is the one lively footballer with a black belt in taekwondo.