Is former German goalkeeper Tim Wiese about to join the WWE? 9 years ago

Is former German goalkeeper Tim Wiese about to join the WWE?

Ex-German international goalkeeper Tim Wiese claims he has received an offer from the WWE. Seriously.

The former Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen and 1899 Hoffenheim netminder is now actively involved in bodybuilding and told German newspaper Bild that he had received the offer from the WWE. He had his last contract with Hoffenheim cancelled by mutual consent when it was decided that his new sculpted body was not befitting of a professional goalkeeper. It's not very hard to see why:


He made his international debut for Germany against England (pic below) in 2008, coming on as a second-half substitute in a friendly played in Berlin which England won 2-1. He went on to earn six caps in total.

Regarding the WWE offer, he told Bild: "It's about working for them as a wrestler. I will listen. I don't s**t my pants. Why should I immediately say no? Wrestling is very popular, especially in the United States. I will go through the enquiry with my agent next week."

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If the move goes ahead, we hope he uses the name 'The Wiese Grip' or maybe the more glamorous if somewhat dated 'Miami Wiese'. Anyone, anyone?