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Former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese wins WWE debut as 'The Machine'

Tim Wiese has reinvented himself as a professional wrestler.

Former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese won his debut WWE fight in Munich on Thursday night and now wants to fight "real men."

Wiese, 34, adopted the nickname "The Machine" for the bout and appeared alongside Cesaro and Sheamus against Primo, Epico and Bo Dallas in front of a crowd that chanted his name.

After just over 10 minutes, Wiese, wearing jeans and a tank top, decided the fight with a "Big Splash" and later told Bild he now wants to step into the ring with bigger names.

"This was a warm-up match against kids. I now want real men," he said.

Former Germany international Torsten Frings and Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker attended their former Werder Bremen teammate's fight.

Wiese, who started his professional career with Fortuna Koln in 2001 before moving onto Kaiserslautern and Werder Bremen, left football over two years ago after being demoted by Hoffenheim and said he "no longer cares" about the sport in which he once represented his country.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.

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