That is what former German national team goalkeeper Tim Wiese used to look like during his shot-stopping prime.
He was solidly built with a strong frame, if not slightly bigger and containing more muscle mass than the average 'keeper.
This is what Tim Wiese, the soon-to-be WWE pro wrestler, looks like now:
Tim Wiese looks very different. pic.twitter.com/BkUErHJ5Cs— Bundesliga Spotlight (@BundesligaSpot) June 1, 2014
Wiese has added at least 50 pounds of overall weight — mostly muscle — and at least six-to-eight inches on his biceps.
The 32-year-old, who made nearly 200 appearances for Werder Bremen from 2005 to 2012, began seriously lifting weights in January when he was released by Hoffenheim as a way of coping with the pressure and scrutiny lobbed at him by the club's supporters.
“I have an official inquiry from the WWE," Wiese told German newspaper Bild. "It’s about working for them as a wrestler. I will listen. I don’t [expletive] my pants. Why should I immediately say no? Wrestling is very popular, especially in the [United] States. I will go through the inquiry with my agent next week.”
Everybody's got to do something to put food on the table after their career as a professional athlete is over, right?
Let's say that a current of former MLS player made a post-playing career jump to the WWE — who would you think is most likely to fit in and look the part?