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Retired Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese makes WWE debut in Frankfurt

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese was officially unveiled as the WWE's latest recruit during an event in Frankfurt on Saturday evening.

Having left Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in January, the 32-year-old retired from professional football and put on an incredible amount of muscle with some serious body building.

Wiese, who played six times for Germany, told Bild back in September that he had been approached by the WWE after a picture of his new physique went viral.

He said: "I got an official request from the WWE.

"It's for a commitment from me to become a pro wrestler. I'll listen to everything on it's own merits.

"Why should I say no? Wrestling is very popular especially in the United States. I will discuss the offer in the next few weeks with my agent. I am not scared."

And Wiese finally made his appearance at a WWE live event when he was named as the official timekeeper for the match between The Usos and The Dust Brothers at the Festhalle Frankfurt on Saturday.

Also at the event was Borussia Dortmund midfielder İlkay Gündoğan, who was once in a Germany national team squad with Wiese.

Before Wiese could join the likes of current WWE superstars John Cena and Randy Orton, he would need a year's training to get up to speed with their risky manouvres and showmanship.

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