Eight Great Rugby Players Who Would Make Good Wrestlers
With the WWE looking for rugby players to transform into superstars, RUCK looks at eight players who could thrive in the squared circle.
1. Tendai Mtawarira
Do we really need to explain why the prop would be a perfect wrestler?
The 32-year-old is around 18 stone and wider than three Danny Care’s, so he could clearly waltz straight into the squared circle.
Suggested stage name: If Dwayne Johnson is The Rock, Tendai is logically “The Boulder.”
2. Jim Hamilton
There used to a be a WWE tag-team called the Highlanders but, alas, Highlander Robbie and Highlander Roy have now hung up their kilts.
So there’s definitely a gap in the market for former Scotland battering ram Hamilton.
Suggested stage name: “Big Jim” would suffice.
3. Austin Healey
Former England and Leicester centre Healey – and near namesake of WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – isn’t afraid of running his mouth and now he needs to back it up in the ring.
Suggested stage name: Stone Cold Austin Healey
4. James Haskell
One of the hardest hitters to ever step foot on a rugby field, Hask is the most obvious, and probably best, choice for a move to the WWE.
Haskell sacrifices his body every single week playing rugby and, as you can tell by his intensity, it is truly for the love of the game. Nobody would expect anything less if he we to become a wrestler.
He’s also more than at home in front of a camera.