It’s well known knowledge that San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is a wrestling fan. Whenever WWE has a major event like Wrestlemania, Kittle has tweeted out pictures of himself at the event. He’s also done some training as a professional wrestler, just check his Twitter handle (@gkittle46) to see him handing out a Stone Cold Stunner to some hapless fool.
The 49ers had a huge win over the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, but Kittle wasn’t about to stick around to savior it. Instead, he popped in at the press conference wearing a worn-out shirt (Kittle says it’s from 1998) with Stone Cold Steve Austin’s mug on the front. Kittle tried to hurry up the media so he could get to WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view at the SAP Center in San Jose.
George Kittle didn't let a pesky postgame interview stop him from making it to the WWE event tonight in San Jose— KNBR (@KNBR) December 17, 2018
The show started at 5:00 P.M. PST, and the 49ers finished things up around 4:30, so Kittle was definitely in a hurry. Luckily, he made it to the show, and he showed up with Earl Mitchell for an interview at the show. The interview dedicated a portion to the charity chosen by Earl Mitchell for My Cause My Cleats, Connor’s Cure. Connor’s Cure is a charity dedicated to Connor ‘The Crusher’ Michalek, a young, rabid WWE fan who lost his life to medulloblastoma at age eight:
Mitchell has been spotted at the WWE NXT training centers in the past so it makes sense he’d make the trip with Kittle to the show. Mitchell is not only a wrestling fan, but has been seen taking notes as if he’d plan on joining the WWE in some capacity after he retires.
It sounds like this story has a happy ending, since Kittle was in a rush wanting to get his wrestling fix. Looks like both Kittle and Mitchell made it to the show and had a chance to talk to the WWE announcers while they were at it.