Adebayo Akinfenwa Confirms WWE Talks

Nicknamed The Beast, powerhouse Wycombe Wanderers striker Akinfenwa is eyeing a wrestling career.

Adebayo Akinfenwa
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Generally regarded as one of the most powerful players in world football, Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has revealed that he’s held talks with WWE about stepping inside the squared circle.

Speaking on the UMM YouTube Channel (as picked up on by Give Me Sport), Akinfenwa explained how he’s already making plans for his post-football career.

Admitting he has no interest in taking up a managerial or coaching role once he hangs up his boots, the powerhouse explained how he’s currently talking to LA-based producers about “a couple of movie projects”, before then revealing his WWE talks.

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“There are also talks with WWE. I reckon I’d be a good wrestler. I’ve always been able to live my life where nobody has put me in a box, so that’s how it is. I’m excited about the future.”

Nicknamed the Beast, 38-year-old Akinfenwa began his career in Lithuania before moving to the Welsh Premier League with Barry Town. From there, the striker soon moved on, going on to ply his trade for Boston Utd, Leyton Orient, Rushden & Diamonds, Doncaster Rovers, Torquay, Swansea, Millwall, Northampton, Gillingham, Northampton again, Gillingham again, AFC Wimbledon and now Wycombe – where he’s been since 2016.

Adebayo has made his WWE fandom known at several points over the years, and it looks like he’s now eyeing up a wrestling career for himself. The forward did clarify that he intends to continue playing for one more year before calling time on his football career.

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