Ipswich Town striker discusses his love of pro wrestling.
James Norwood is no stranger to scoring goals having scored five goals in six appearances this season. And when he scores for Ipswich Town, his goal celebration video shows off his pro wrestling moves. Following a goal scored against the Bolton Wanderers, a video played of Norwood dropping the People's Elbow. The video got the attention of The Rock, who offered up a response.
Speaking to East Anglian Daily Times, Norwood discussed his exchange with The Great One.
"I couldn't believe it," said Norwood. "I woke up Sunday and my Twitter went mad. I scored down the replies and when I saw the blue tick and Dwayne Johnson I couldn't believe it. Obviously he's a triple threat and is pretty much best in the world at all three of them. For him to find the time to respond amongst his schedule is unbelievable. The official WWE account follows me now so I'm under a lot of pressure to perform better ones. I hope they keep picking up on them."
When asked if he would participate in a wrestling event, Norwood said, "100%" before revealing a promotion has reached out to him for an appearance.
"I've been invited onto a wrestling show as a guest enforcer in a couple of weeks. It's still in the early stages. We're just trying to clear it with people," he said. "Somebody came to me and said they would put on an event for a charity of my choice and I said I'd love to do it for Cancer Research. He said we can do 10 matches and it would be somewhere near Ipswich. That's all I can give you at the minute."
However, unlike NBA star Enes Kanter, Norwood isn't thinking about a wrestling career after he finishes playing soccer, feeling he'll be a bit too banged up to keep up in the ring.
"I just don't think I'll be mobile enough. If I keep playing for another 6/7 years I'm not sure the knees will be able to handle climbing up to the top rope and all the landing. If I feel I could do it I'd love to give it a go in some capacity."
Norwood currently leads League One with five goals on the season.