WWE superstar Triple H admits West Ham love, tips Andy Carroll for wrestling career

WWE's Triple H has spoken about his love for West Ham United.

WWE superstar Triple H has told ITV that he supports West Ham due to their fanbase - and even backed Andy Carroll for a future wrestling career.

The 13-time world champion is currently in London, as WWE's developmental promotion NXT arrives at Wembley Stadium this evening for the big show of their UK tour.

As the founder of NXT, Triple H has been doing promotional work in the UK today, and with the action at Wembley, he has unsurprisingly been asked about football.

Some wrestlers have famous connections to football teams; Preston-born Wade Barrett is a huge Preston North End fan, Irishman Sheamus supports Liverpool whilst born-and-bred Geordie Neville unsurprisingly loves Newcastle United.

Most of those make some sense, but Triple H has shocked many by telling ITV that he actually supports West Ham United, comparing the Hammers to WWE fans for their passion and loyalty.

Triple H, real name Paul Levesque, was then asked which West Ham player could have a career in WWE - and he answered with giant striker Andy Carroll.

"West Ham is probably the closest to what we do - the passion of their fanbase and their loyalty," he said. "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," he added.

Some Hammers fans may actually prefer to see Carroll in WWE than on a football pitch based on his recent form, especially given that former footballers Tim Wiese and Stuart Tomlinson have traded in football for a career in wrestling recently.

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