League One star James Norwood was invited to take part in the ‘Norwood Mania’ charity event for Cancer Research UK by Harwich based company International Pro Wrestling.
Despite the number 10 picking up a suspected groin injury at MK Dons on Tuesday nothing was going to stand in his way of performing the famed ‘rock bottom’ move in the ring against his rivals.
The invite to the event came after Norwood went viral for his goal celebrations on twitter where he mimicked a number of wrestling moves performed by his hero Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the event Norwood said: “I had so much fun out there [in the ring], I knew it was for a good cause and I threw myself into it.
“The groin felt fine so I gave it a go, I was unsure about it but I didn’t want to let people down. All these people have worked so hard to do what they do and I just wanted to put on a special night.”
In clips of the event shared online, Norwood could be seen performing the classic WWE moves from his childhood such as, the ‘people’s show’ and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s famous clashing of beers.
Ipswich next face Gillingham away at the weekend as the Blues look set to continue their rise towards the top of the League One table.
Never would have imagined an Ipswich player getting involved with wrestling. What a man James Norwood is. Utter legend, and for charity as well. @TheRock would be proud of the Rock Bottom’s! #itfc pic.twitter.com/n7YNAThMHT
— Daniel Hill (@ScrumpyDaniel) September 18, 2019