Former International goalkeeper Tim Wiese has claimed that he has been offered a WWE contract after being released by Hoffenheim earlier this year.
The German has become a prominent body-builder since his release and now weighs in at around around 250lb, a transformation that looks to have caught the eye of WWE officials.
Wiese told German tabloid Bild: "I have an official enquiry from the WWE. It's about working for them as a wrestler. I will listen.
"I don't s*** my pants. Why should I immediately say no? Wrestling is very popular, especially in the States. I will go through the enquiry with my agent next week."
Wiese is not the first footballer to be called up to WWE based on his size after Stuart Tomlinson was signed to a contract in December last year. He too is a former goalkeeper and bodybuilder, having spent time at Port Vale and Burton Albion and also featuring on the cover of many magazines before he caught the attention of WWE.
He has since been training in Florida for the past few months and has already been given his new ring name of Hugo Knox as he gets set for his NXT debut in the coming months.
If the 32-year-old accepts WWE's offer, he will also be sent to the performance centre in Orlando where he will stay in development for up to two years before possibly being called up to the main roster and become a part of their Raw and Smackdown flag ship shows.
Wiese is best known for his time playing for FC Kaiserslautern and Werder Bremen before he signed for Hoffenheim in 2012.
He has won six caps for his country and was part of the 2010 World Cup squad in South Africa.
Land of the giants
Even though WWE have been in the media as of late because of their obvious financial issues and the release of certain superstars, it seems Vince McMahon just can't pass up the opportunity to make the company the land of the giants it once was.
WWE have signed a few big names as of late with Kenta and Prince Devitt the top of the list. Those two also seem to be gaining a big push towards the main roster because of the following they have and the fact that they are already highly-qualified wrestlers.
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