There have been many links made between WWE and the NFL, but the one created by Antonio Brown on Sunday, was one very few saw coming.
During the Pittsburgh Steelers' opening game of the NFL season against Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Brown appeared to kick opposing punter Spencer Lanning in the face in a manner very similar to that of WWE Sheamus' Brogue Kick.
Brown's move was made an instant hit with NFL and WWE fans alike commenting on the resemblance between it and the Celtic Warrior's signature move.
Pictures, videos and GIFs of the incident were shared by people all around the world in an instant, with the Dublin-born wrestler Tweeting his view on Brown's decision to launch a kick into Lanning's face.
The 36-year-old said: "Haha @WrestlingNew, the @nfl just gained a new fan... @AntonioBrown84 can use the #Brogue anytime he likes... fella."
Sheamus also commented on how useful Brown would be for him within WWE, stating:
"Mark my word. Next time @WWECesaro touches my #USTitle i'm gonna get all @AntonioBrown84 on his Swiss Cheese ass. #NFLBrogue"
Which came following Cesaro's intervention during Sheamus' match with Seth Rollins on Monday Night Raw, which cost the Irishman the win.
WWE and the NFL
This now worldwide clip is not the first time NFL players have been linked with WWE wrestlers.
Several WWE Superstars have previously played the sport, with the likes of Goldberg, Brock Lesnar and The Rock having taken part in it for a number of years.
Given their stature it is rather unsurprising that there has been several cross overs between the two professions, with many NFL fans often naming several players who would also make ideal WWE Superstars.
For now we will have to see what other WWE moves are used the NFL if any, but few will top the perfectly-timed delivery of Brown's Brogue Kick last Sunday.
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