Rey Mysterio’s Love for Real Madrid, and 4 Other WWE Superstars Who Are Massive Football Fans

Rey Mysterio’s Love for Real Madrid, and 4 Other WWE Superstars Who Are Massive Football Fans

Byron Pillay
February 21, 2024 at 1:53 PM
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  • Many WWE superstars are fans of big teams in European football and have visited the clubs
  • Rey Mysterio is a fan of Real Madrid and even met Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez once
  • Finn Balor is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter and previously trolled former star Harry Kane

There's no denying that football is one of the most popular sports in the world.

The beautiful game is played by over 250 million people worldwide and in more than 200 countries.

Rey Mysterio supports Real Madrid and Finn Balor supports Tottenham Hotspur.
WWE superstars like Rey Mysterio and Finn Balor are huge fans of football. Image: WWE.Com
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Football also has fans in other sporting disciplines, like wrestling, and a few WWE superstars are keen supporters of prominent football teams.

Sports Brief looks at 5 WWE stars and the football teams they support.

WWE superstars who are huge football fans

Drew McIntyre – Rangers FC

It’s no surprise that The Scottish Warrior is a fan of a Scottish side.

McIntyre is a massive fan of Rangers FC and even played football as a youngster. While he saw himself as more of a David Beckham type, his coaches wanted him to play in defence because of his build.

His football dreams ended when he was given a red card during a game, took off his shirt in anger, and tried to fight the referee. Thankfully for the WWE universe, he followed his passion and still shows love to his favourite side.

When Rangers won the Scottish League, McIntyre presented them with a custom title on behalf of the WWE.

Rey Mysterio - Real Madrid

The Master of the 619 may come from Mexico, but his heart lies in Spain.

Mysterio is a huge fan of Los Blancos and even got to meet the squad in 2009. The legendary Luchador took photos with Cristiano Ronaldo and gave Raul Gonzalez a World Heavyweight title.

Mysterio was in Spain for a live event and visited the Spanish side to invite their superstars to come and watch the show. While visiting the side, he posed with stars like Kaka, Raul, and Ronaldo and was presented with his own Madrid shirt.

Finn Balor – Tottenham Hotspur

Balor may have won numerous titles during his career, but the team he supports don’t have the same luck.

The Judgement Day member is a proud supporter of Spurs and has visited the London-based side.

Balor was NXT Champion at the time when he met with Kyle Walker at the club’s training facilities and was presented with his own Spurs shirt. Balor, who is one-half of the Undisputed Tag Team champions, also took a cheap shot at Harry Kane while the WWE were in Germany.

Sheamus – Liverpool

The Celtic Warrior is a proud fan of the Reds and has even worn his Liverpool shirt during live events.

In 2016, when the WWE toured the UK, Sheamus sang You’ll Never Walk Alone in front of the Manchester crowd. The following year, he and his then-tag team partner Cesaro wore Liverpool kits in the ring.

The former WWE champion also expressed his surprise recently when he heard that Jurgen Klopp was leaving, saying he thought it was clickbait when he first saw the news.

Triple H – West Ham United

The 14-time World Champion is a Hammers fan.

WWE’s Chief Content Officer is quite vocal about his love for the English Premier League side online.

The Cerebral Assassin also has a West Ham shirt with his name on it, and once compared the club to the WWE, saying that the fanbase's passion and loyalty was the closest to what the wrestling company was like.

In 2020, The Game also sent a message to Declan Rice, urging him not to leave the side. Rice left three years later to join Arsenal.

The Undertaker appears at football game

Sports Brief previously reported how the legendary Undertaker appeared at a game between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr.

The Deadman, dressed in his full wrestling gear, was a surprise guest at the Riyadh Season Cup final in Saudi Arabia.

Supporters and players were taken aback when The Phenom's music played, and he appeared with the trophy.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.