WWE has a lot of surprises at the Royal Rumble match every year, with unexpected entrees into the fight. The company has now certainly piqued the interest of thousands of Soccer fans across the globe with a huge announcement.
In a recent post on Twitter, WWE dropped the major news that soccer legend Fernando Torres will be a part of the Royal Rumble match on January 31st!
‘El Niño’ is apparently gearing up for the event and will provide further updates following his revelation. By the looks of it, the star is set to compete in the match itself rather than merely make an appearance.
Fernando Torres had a glorious career as a soccer player, playing for various clubs. He is well known for his time in Liverpool, Chelsea, and Atletico Madrid.
Torres’ career is decorated with a UEFA Champions League win (with Chelsea), a UEFA Europa League win (with Atletico Madrid), an FA Cup win (with Chelsea) along with various other individual honors.
For his country Spain, Torres was in the famous FIFA World Cup-winning team of 2010, and also played a part in Spain’s 2008 and 2010 European Championship glory. He is the country’s third-highest all-time leading goalscorer, having netted 38 goals for Spain.
Known for his invasive and clinical style of attacking, Torres was nicknamed ‘El Niño’ (The Kid) like the menacing seasonal storm.
Fernando Torres left the field as one of the greatest attackers of his time and was part of the golden generation of Spain that won everything put in front of them.
The soccer star will now grace WWE with his presence at Royal Rumble. We would surely like to see a kicking contest between him and Pat McAfee.
WWE has been including famous stars from other sports for the last few years in its PPVs. Earlier, NFL player Rob Gronkowski also had a short stint with the company and even managed to briefly hold the 24/7 Championship.
The company has asked fans if they want to see more soccer players appear at the Rumble. So, we may see more than just Torres.
The inclusion of famous personalities in their events is WWE’s way of increasing viewership by attracting different fanbases. The company can now count on the vast European Soccer fanbase tuning in on January 31.