Ex-Norwich striker Grant Holt signs wrestling contract with WAW
Former Norwich City striker Grant Holt is to follow Tim Weise's lead and make the late-career move from professional football into the world of wrestling.
The 37-year-old has reportedly signed a "multi-show contract" to appear with the World Association of Wrestling (WAW), who call themselves the UK's No. 1 wrestling promotion.
Holt, who spent last season playing (football) at non-league Barrow, is to begin his training this week in preparation for his big debut at the WAW "Fightmare 3" show at some point in 2019.
Please take a moment, when you can, to admire the promotional material for Grant Holt's debut "World Association of Wrestling" appearance at the absolutely-not-a-parody Fightmare 3: Supershow 2019 pic.twitter.com/A9BViWRf46— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) May 21, 2018
There Holt will grapple alongside the UK Hooligans, a tag team consisting of Roy and Zak Knight.
Whether or not the veteran target man intends to continue playing for Barrow next season while applying sleeper holds and dropping five-star frog splashes in his spare time remains to be seen.
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