World’s strongest footballer in talks to join wrestling [Photos]

By Mirror: Tuesday, April 16th 2019 at 08:13 GMT +3 | Football
Adebayo Akinfenwa - the beast [Courtesy]

There’s a reason Adebayo Akinfenwa is known as ‘The Beast’ - and he has talked up the potential of joining WWE once he retires from football.

Wycombe Wanderers striker Akinfenwa is known as the strongest man in football and often uses his own ‘Beast Mode’ phrase. 

At 36 years old and not getting any younger, the popular footballer is considering his next move when he decides to hang up his boots.

Akinfenwa has held talks with 'The Rock' [Courtesy]

And, given that his children are huge wrestling fans, he has suggested he could be bringing ‘The Beast’ Stateside following a meeting with one of the sport's biggest names - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

Speaking to The Football Social, he said: "We have had conversations. I'm into WWE because my kids are.

"I got the chance to meet The Rock and we had a little conversation.

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"So watch this space, who knows."

The striker once performed the ‘People’s Elbow’ move as part of a celebration after scoring for Wycombe back in 2017.

And that celebration was met with approval by its creator, Hollywood star and WWE wrestler The Rock.

Akinfewa plays for Wycombe Wanderers [Courtesy]

Johnson praised Akinfenwa's effort, tweeting: "Heart stoppin' elbow droppin'.... well done brotha".

Asked whether he could beat The Rock, Akinfenwa added: "What? Of course, yeah."

So, what would his wrestling name and signature move be? "It will just be something like Beast and I'll have the Beast Slam, who knows,” he added.

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