Thursday, May 28, 2015
Game Of Thrones Star Training For WWE Wrestling Match
VIA: Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson from Game Of Thrones is someone that WWE is interested in working with. They had him at their Performance Center this past week, giving wrestling a try in one of the practice rings. However, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that one source said the Thrones star didn’t seem to have his heart in it.
The six foot nine and four hundred pound man stars as The Mountain on Game Of Thrones. If WWE could convince him to do a wrestling match at next year’s WrestleMania 32 then it would obviously be a huge coup for a mainstream crossover story.
As part of WWE trying to woo him, they had him sitting with Stephanie McMahon for the NXT Takeover Unstoppable show last week. As WWE’s Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie showed particular interest in the television star.
The company made sure to show the pair on camera, as a way of starting any potential hype for him possibly coming in as a wrestler.
But at this stage, it seems a long way off. The fact that his heart didn’t appear to be in the training is worrying. But isn’t as if WWE have ever been put off by sloppy ring work when it comes to booking giants. As a celebrity attraction for WrestleMania, he’s definitely a contender.