Germany International Tim Weise Is Heading To The WWE
We're not sure what it is about former professional goalkeepers and the WWE, but ex-Germany international Tim Wiese is following former Burton Albion stopper Stuart Tomlinson (aka Hugo Knox) to the WWE Performance Center, after receiving an invite from NXT head honcho and 14 time time World Champion Triple H.
Wiese memorably made an appearance as a guest timekeeper at a WWE live event in Frankfurt, back in 2014 after photos emerged online of him appearing to be the size of a corner shop. However, his appearance in the squared circle didn't lead to a full time gig with the company. But that might all be about to change.
The former Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim stopper won six caps for 'Die Mannschaft' during his career but will now be looking to win titles rather than caps after confirming on his official Twitter account, today that he'll be starting at the WWE's Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Doing his best promo work, 'The Game' said of Wiese, "Tim is tenacious. He continues to be very vocal in his desire to prove that he has what it takes, and he has shown tremendous resilience and determination to create an opportunity for himself. This is his break to walk his talk. If all goes well in Florida, he will get his chance in the ring." However, he then turned on Wiese by low blowing him with a sledgehammer and Pedigreeing him onto the pavement outside the Performance Center and shouting "Suck it!" at the fallen German goalkeeper. OK, so maybe that didn't QUITE happen but try telling me you wouldn't pay to watch the pair of them go at it at next year's WrestleMania?
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Triple H's challenge is one that Wiese is extremely motivated to accept - so much that he has even attached a timeframe for achieving his goal: Getting ring-ready by the time WWE Live returns to Frankfurt, Munich, Oberhausen and Berlin November 2nd, 3rd, 8th and 9th, respectively.
Speaking of the opportunity, Wiese said, "I have been training hard for this, and I am excited for the opportunity," Wiese said. "No matter what it takes, my goal is to be in that WWE ring this November. I want that match!"
Here's hoping Wiese 'walks his talk' and is interjected into a programme with his fellow goalkeeping alumni Knox, culminating in a 'Goalie Gloves On A Pole' match at an NXT: Takeover event somewhere down the line. Then again, with it being a German facing an Englishman, Wiese would presumably emerge victorious from the feud on penalties. On the other hand, maybe Wiese and Knox could pair up and form a formidable tag team called 'The Shot Stoppers'. Like the Legion of Doom but with shinpads instead of shoulder pads.
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