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Stuart Tomlinson, an English former football (soccer) goalkeeper, is the latest former professional athlete to join WWE. The 28-year-old, who recently appeared on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine after working as a male model, has signed a developmental contract with WWE.

The Chester, England-born former footballer, who retired following a knee injury last summer, met with WWE representatives during the company’s European tour last month.

“Looking forward to a new job @WWE Swapping two posts and a net, with four posts & ropes- USA bound,” Tomlinson tweeted.

In response to messages of good luck from followers of his former football teams Tomlinson stated, “Big thankyou for all the supportive msgs. #WWE #tomoOnTour.”

StaffsLive.co.uk has published an article concerning the news.

  • MyOpinionLiveWithIt

    Just saying but he was second choice goalkeeper at a League 2 team, he wasn’t giving much up at all. The pay he got probably would of been small and he couldn’t afford a “best of the best” doctor, so couldn’t get his injury cared for.

    He’ll be gone by next April anyway, so who cares either how?

  • Jeff Wurtz

    Goldberg, Big Show and The Rock all wanted to be pro athletes. Their careers turned out just fine.

  • Scooter

    I know and I don’t mind them signing guys who just quite weren’t good enough to make it (The Rock, Cena etc.) but guys who had to give up because of injury? Just makes the buisness look weak through lack of a better term.

  • ddfindl

    Happens all the time.

  • Scooter

    Is it just me or does it make the wrestling look bad when the E are signing guys who had to give up real sports for an injury.

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