The WWE Performance Center has become the place to be if you want to become a professional wrestler with the company, whether you are a veteran of the sport or have never even been in a wrestling ring. Ex-Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese is going to be taking to the center in Orlando as he pursues his dream of being a professional wrestler.
It was reported that WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative Triple H had invited Wiese to begin training at their state-of-the-art facility. On Tuesday, the goalkeeper took to Twitter to confirm he had accepted the invitation.
— Tim Wiese (@Tim_Wiese) June 7, 2016
Wiese has been involved with the WWE in the past, serving as a guest timekeeper at a live even in Frankfurt in 2014. He even got involved in the match, sparking support from the German crowd and widespread gossip among multiple media outlets throughout Europe.
The six-foot-four, hulking goalie is a huge fan of the sport. He wants to get in the ring sometime this year and certainly has the credentials of an athlete to do so.
Tim Wiese played for the German national team from 2008-2012 and also served as goalie for Bundesliga soccer clubs SV Werder Bremen and TSV 1899 Hoffenheim.
“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!”
The company also seems excited to have him training at their facility as they feel it will bring more aspiring wrestlers from all over the world.
“Tim is tenacious,” Triple H said. “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.”
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