Goal-dust: League One goalkeeper quits football to join the WWE 8 years ago

Goal-dust: League One goalkeeper quits football to join the WWE

The 28-year-old goalkeeper has had enough of life between the sticks and is headed to America to join the WWE

Frrrooooom Chester, England weighing in at 210lbs, Stuart Tomlinson has decided to knock football on the head and is Undertaking a new career to deliver the smackdown in the ring.


During his football career, Tomlinson played for Crewe Alexandra, Port Vale and Burtoin Albion, but after suffering a serious cruciate ligament injury, surgeons advised him that if he kept playing he would do serious damage to his knee.

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Obviously that was a difficult blow to take, and he wrestled with the decision for a while, but Tomlinson showed a great attitude to the news and decided to throw himself into a new path in life, which has led him to the WWE. He took to Twitter over the weekend to announce that he had been signed up on a developmental contract, and was headed over to try and make a few waves in the biggest wrestling organisation in the world.

His Twitter timeline has been flooded with good wishes since he made the announcement, and professional body builder Jamie Spencer seems to be a good pal, posting a few pictures of the pair together. Obviously they're in decent knick, and if you ask us they look like they could make a good tag team.



The only piece of advice JOE can offer is that he should call his finishing move 'The Clean Sheet'.


Hat-tip to 101GreatGoals and The Metro