Swapping sports isn’t really common, especially if it’s a switch from football to wrestling. However, former Hoffeinhem goalkeeper, Tim Wiese, is one of the exceptions.
The former goalkeeper is set to make his WWE debut next month in Munich and he is pretty confident about his abilities even before trying them out. Speaking to SID, he claimed he was unbeatable and that he would be the “bad guy” if that’s what the company has planned for him.
The 34-year-old was once a professional footballer, so one would be naturally inclined to believe that he still has some attachment towards the sport. The German, however, insists that he "no longer cares two figs about football."
After some widespread and intense training, Wiese seems to be ready for his full WWE debut alongside Cesaro and Sheamus. And it seems as though he has already merged himself with his supposed WWE character as he reiterated his invincibility.
"I will hurt the others -- they won't hurt me. Whoever takes it up with me, I am unbeatable.”
Even though he has already made some bold and blunt remarks about his skills, he still seems to only “think” that he will be the bad guy when he dons his character in the ring.
"I think I'll be the bad guy. That's OK, I can get used to it. I was the bad person during my time as a footballer when opposing fans insulted me in the stadiums,” he said.
He doesn’t seem to have a problem with being a heel as he believes that he has what it takes to absorb the hate. He also stated that he has no clue whether his compatriots will love or hate him.
"I can cope with it. They can all hate me if they want. The Germans might love me, or they might not. I don't have a clue."
As a goalkeeper, he was a very decent shot-stopper and represented Germany on six occasions.
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