HHH loves Hammers!
At the age of 26, it would be unfair to say that Andy Carroll’s football career has been a failure. However, he was indisputably a flop at Liverpool.
The Reds made Carroll their record signing in January 2011 when they splashed out £35m to bring him to Anfield from Newcastle United.
Six goals in 44 Premier League games later, Liverpool cut their losses and got rid to West Ham United, who paid them £15m after initially taking the big man on loan.
Carroll has been slightly better for the Hammers than he was for Liverpool – eight goals in 39 Prem appearances – but he still hasn’t become half the player he was tipped to during his days as a Newcastle wonderkid.
Perhaps football and Andy Carroll simply aren’t made for each other?
But fear not, Andy fans! Wresting legend Triple H reckons your boy could have the potential to succeed in the WWE.
When asked which Premier League footballer he thought would best suit a switch to WWE, HHH told ITV: “Maybe a player like Andy Carroll. He is tall, likes to play it tough with the opposition and has the right looks with the long hair. He could be interesting.”
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If this wonderful dream were to become reality, Carroll would not be the first English professional footballer to hang up his boots and replace them with a tight pair of spandex trunks.
In 2013, former Port Vale goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson (pictured below is slightly more comfortable shorts) joined WWE NXT. He now goes by the name Hugo Knox.