Footballers and wrestlers are two very different, and very interesting kinds of athletes. Does that mean one is better than the other? Maybe to some. But in reality, if they trained hard enough, becoming a wrestler after being a footballer wouldn’t be all too difficult.
Here’s five men in particular who would shine in the squared circle…
Do I really have to explain this one? Just look at the bloke. Bloody hell. He looks like he eats live animals for breakfast. Akinfenwa is notorious for his phenomenal stature and "Beast Mode" clothing line, and it's not hard to see why given that he is an absolute man mountain. Just picture a Beast vs Beast clash between him and Brock Lesnar. The sheer amount of force in the ring would be enough to generate the power of an earthquake. Source: LA Times
I mean, come on, the name alone is enough to warrant a run in the wrestling business. Hulk has the look and the athleticism necessary to succeed in the WWE, and the marketing tools you could use to promote someone with a name like that are endless. If only another Hulk in the world of wrestling wasn't giving the name such a bad reputation. Source: Wallpaper
Hold on, hold on. Before you click off the page in a fit of furious rage, let me explain. Whilst it is true that back in the day professional wrestlers all had arms bigger than my head, that isn't the case in today's WWE landscape.
Smaller guys (and I use that term lightly, Ronaldo is still a sensational human) have been thriving as of late. Also, it isn't just about the look - you need to have some character behind you too. Ronaldo could play the cocky arsehole role brilliantly and the crowd would eat it up. Source: Twitter
Zlatan's personality alone would be his gimmick. He refers to himself by his first name and builds his persona around this idea that nobody holds a candle to Zlatan's abilities. The foreign prick role has been a mainstay in WWE for years on end, with highly offensive Americans in particular throwing their toys out of the pram. The Swede would be the perfect candidate for that. Oh, and if you didn't know, he's also got into his fair share of training ground fights in his day. So essentially, he is practically one step ahead of most of these guys anyway. Source: Twitter
Absolute machine. Those are two of the only words that I could really use to describe George Elokobi, mainly because I don't want to risk offending him incase he snaps me like a mikado stick. He is built like a brick shithouse and really, there isn't much more to it. He has a charming persona that stretches back to his days at Wolves where he was a fan favourite, with people chanting his name to the beat of 'Do The Conga'. Whether he is dismantling people in the ring or having a laugh with fans outside of it, he would thrive in WWE. Source: Static Secure