If you weren’t already aware, George Kittle is quite the wrestling fan. He’s earned the nickname “Stone Cold Kittle” (an homage to one of Kittle’s favorite WWE Legends, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin), has done a rendition of The Rock’s iconic “Can you smell?” expression (see below) which earned him a message from The Rock naming him “The People’s Tight End”, and was in a hurry last year to get out of a press conference to get to a WWE Smackdown event.
He’s been a massive supporter of wrestling, whether it’s WWE or the upstart AEW, and is close friends with WWE wrestler Seth Rollins. His first down celebration, he revealed on Friday, is based on the entrance of Pentagon Jr., an AEW wrestler.
“From Pentagon Jr, he’s an AEW wrestler now,” Kittle said. “‘Cero miedo,’ no fear. And so two years ago in New Orleans, I went to WrestleMania and I watched him wrestle like six different times at a bunch of different shows. And just his swagger in the ring and his confidence kind of stuck with me and I mean, wrestling, it’s something that I love and enjoy too, so just seeing that in the ring and just how he holds himself and and how he enters the ring, how he leaves the ring. Everything he does has a purpose and I just kind of love that.”
Earlier this week, Pentagon Jr. paid tribute to Kittle:
Hey! @gkittle46 ?
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) January 23, 2020
Kittle’s first down celebration
ZERO FEAR for @gkittle46.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) October 31, 2019
Kittle’s first rendition of The Rock’s saying:
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 23, 2019
Kittle at the WWE event doing the impression again:
George Kittle doing his best @TheRock impression at Smackdown ?
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) September 25, 2019
Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo downing beers at the Smackdown event:
— KNBR (@KNBR) September 25, 2019
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