Adebayo Akinfenwa Considering A Move Into Professional Wrestling

9 months ago by Andy Datson

Adebayo Akinfenwa Considering A Move Into Professional Wrestling Wycombe Wanderers

If you are an American reader, I apologise that you came to read about an American Football player, and are now reading an article about a soccer player. These things happen.

Not only that, but if you are American, you may not have heard of retired soccer player Adebayo Akinfenwa, but I would recommend getting to know him.

Many people imagine soccer players as quite dainty and prone to rolling on the floor a lot, but Adebayo Akinfenwa can only be described as the Bobby Lashley of soccer. He is a giant human being with muscles I’ve never even heard of coming out of places I’ve never seen, and it turns out he might be thinking of becoming a professional wrestler.

In an interview with TalkSport, Akinfenwa spoke about his plans for the future, after he retired from soccer earlier this year. He said:

“Do you know what the maddest thing is? I’ll say it because I’m so blessed. I know so many players who are retired and with football, that’s our identity and when we stop football it’s hard. I’m lucky enough that since I retired my phone hasn’t stopped ringing and it’s a blessing.”

“I’ve said this numerous times, I am going to try as many different things as possible, just because football is institutionalised, we’ve done the same thing for 22 years and I’m in a position now where there’s doors.

“So by the grace of God, the doors will continue to be there, be open and I’ll try these different things. LW [Laura Woods] said about the wrestling, that’s an option. I don’t know, I’ll have to try and change the spandex things, though, maybe try and get some packs because I ain’t got any at the moment! We’ve got to see what happens, so watch this space.”

I will admit when I saw he was retiring, I did immediately think he is someone who could easily transition into becoming a wrestler. He has the physique and the personality to be a great success in any career he chooses.

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