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George Kittle upset he couldn’t be Braun Strowman’s tag partner at Wrestlemania

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The 49ers tight end is a big wrestling fan!

Last night with the slow news, we had an open thread and I brought up that I may or may not watch Wrestlemania 34. I wound up watching it due to an awesome match by Asuka and Charlotte Flair keeping me glued but nothing else seemed to stay entertaining. While I (and many of you) watched it from my apartment, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was tweeting out from the crowd, and he wasn’t happy because he wasn’t selected as Braun Strowman’s tag partner:

The storyline was in order to face the reigning tag team champions, The Bar — a team consisting of Sheamus and Cesaro — Strowman had to pick a partner from the crowd. He walked through the crowd for a good 15 minutes and settled on a little boy named Nicholas. The kid couldn’t have been older than 10 years old. The match itself was a total squash with Strowman beating the ever-loving tar out of The Bar and winning the belts. Doing it on his own, Strowman apparently didn’t need Kittle’s help in winning the gold, but that didn’t stop Kittle from tweeting. It’s speculated that the boy was a Make-A-Wish recipient, but it hasn’t been confirmed as of this writing.

Turns out, Kittle is a huge wrestling fan. He attended the Supercard of Honor XII the day before and tweeted out pictures from his seats. Last year, he spent some time at Seth Rollins’ Black and Brave Wrestling Academy. His Twitter picture features him giving a Stone-Cold stunner to someone in a practice ring. I’m not sure if that’s enough to get him into an actual match, but he certainly could have offered more than what Nicholas did, who was tagged in for a brief 10 seconds before tagging Strowman back in to finish the job. Perhaps once Kittle is done with his NFL career we’ll see him in a WWE ring?

I only hope he faces Braun Strowman.