Wrestler Triple H has declared himself a West Ham fan and has tipped striker Andy Carroll as a possible grappling star of the future.
The WWE superstar said:
West Ham is probably the closest to what we do - the passion of their fanbase and their loyalty.
And when asked which footballer might be best suited to make the jump from the pitch to the ring he chose an Upton Park favourite:
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.
The WWE are in town for the final leg of their NXT tour at Wembley Arena on Wednesday night.