The English international Wayne Rooney, who is currently playing for the Premier League giant Manchester United since 2004 has recently confirmed he will leave Manchester United this summer to begin a career in WWE, with his debut appearance to come at Wrestle Mania on Sunday.
— Daily Star Sport (@DailyStar_Sport) April 17, 2016
The England star has been linked with an Old Trafford exit for months, although it was expected he’d sign a lucrative deal in the United States or China.
But, six weeks after rejecting a £52 million move to China, the Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, who has already made more than 380 appearances for the Red Devils has ended any lingering suspicions of an MLS switch with a shock decision to join the world of wrestling.
As speaking to the WWE’s official website, the 31-year-old Rooney said,
“It’s always been a dream of mine to be a wrestler ever since I was a kid,”
“I idolised The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, not Alan Shearer or David Seaman.”
“The gaffer [Jose Mourinho] had talked about me following Bastian [Schweinsteiger] to MLS, but it’s not very good, is it? It wouldn’t be hard to score loads."
“I wanted a challenge instead and I think the WWE will be that. All the lads in the dressing room have been great about it.”
“Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] has been telling me how he used to suplex Lionel Messi and [Paul] Pogba’s created a special version of The Dab as a finishing move for me, it’s brilliant.”