Former Norwich City striker Grant Holt is set for a career change as the 37-year-old is set to appear at a World Association of Wrestling 'supershow' in 2019.
WAW was founded by Ricky Knight, Saraya Knight and Jimmy Ocean in Norwich in 1994.
— WAW BritishWrestling (@WAW_UK) May 17, 2018
The forward will start his wrestling training this Thursday and it is understood he will juggle his football and wrestling commitments.
Holt, who has played for 18 clubs over his football career, is currently with English side Barrow AFC.
It turns out that Holt's reasoning for dipping his toe in the sport of professional wrestling is a very commendable one, as the footballer revealed on Twitter that his fee for going into the ring will be given to various charities:
Glad to sign up to do this show next year. Great lads and will be a great show. My fee for the show will be going to to a couple of charties. Make sure you all come and support it . https://t.co/EQnD7ceDmT
— Grant holt (@Grantholt31) May 22, 2018
WAW has already been crowdsourcing potential ring names for the bulky forward:
We've seen some fantastic ringnames suggested for @Grantholt31 so far. Which of these is your favourite? Feel free to reply with your own!
— WAW BritishWrestling (@WAW_UK) May 22, 2018
You're probably not going to do any better than Holt Hogan.