The WWE has made a habit down the years of being the land of the giants and a who's who of former american footballers and collegiate wrestlers.
However, one sport that the company has rarely, if ever cherry-picked from, is football.
Or soccer, as the American-based WWE brass would refer to the sport as.
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Former Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese decided to retire from football in 2014 at the tender age of 32 - which is still in a goalkeeper's prime - to pursue his dream of professional wrestling.
At 6'4" and boasting a stacked muscular build, the German certainly has all the credentials of a WWE superstar and he has been training at the WWE performance center in Orlando since Triple H invited him back in June.
The company has a host of European superstars on their roster these days typified by the likes of Sheamus, Becky Lynch and Finn Balor from Ireland, Paige from England and Cesaro from Switzerland.
The latter recently spoke to The Sun newspaper about Wiese's prospects - who won six international caps for Germany - and he believes the former shot-stopper can go as far as he wants to.
“I wanted to see what he was made of and he was moving pretty good," Cesaro said after seeing the German at the performance center.
“It is a big change from football – the real football, if any Americans are reading – to wrestling but he definitely has the build for it.
“I gave him some tips but he will have to go through some adjustments – WWE is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle, and it’s not for everybody. He says he wants it so now he has the chance to prove it – it’s all up to him.”
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