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A Tim Tebow WrestleMania match would have put butts in seats, and it nearly occurred.

WWE President Nick Khan revealed on Tuesday throughout an look on “The Pat McAfee Present” that Paul Levesque, the present chief content material officer of WWE, identified within the wrestling world as Triple H, launched him to the corporate when he was an agent.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow on the bench within the fourth quarter of the preseason NFL recreation towards the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, August 29, 2013, (Boston Herald through Getty Pictures)

Khan revealed that Levesque known as him about organising a match for Tebow.

“Paul had known as me, an unsolicited name – and that is when Tim Tebow had simply gotten lower by the Patriots – Paul known as me and stated, ‘Hey, I simply need to introduce myself, my identify is Paul Levesque.’ I stated, ‘Oh, yeah Triple H, I do know who you’re I bear in mind you as Terra Ryzing – his former wrestling identify from WCW,” Khan defined. 

“He stated, ‘You recognize WWE?’ I stated, ‘Yeah, I do know WWE. I grew up a fan. I used to be an usher at WrestleMania IX at Caesars Palace.’ I stated, ‘What’s happening?’ He stated, ‘What do you consider Tim Tebow towards the Massive Present,’ at no matter that WrestleMania was after the Patriots run.”

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The Massive Present seems within the ring through the WWE “Monday Night time Uncooked” present on the Thomas & Mack Middle on Aug. 24, 2009 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

Khan stated the 2 mentioned cash, and he introduced the concept to the previous NFL participant.

“Tim and I had, then, a prime secret, non-public assembly – Tim Tebow, myself, Vince McMahon and Triple H – in Anaheim, California, about that,” Khan stated. “In the end, it didn’t occur.”

Khan stated he and Levesque remained in contact and that began his personal journey to the corporate.

Tebow by no means made the Patriots roster and was waived earlier than the beginning of the 2013 season. If issues had gone down the wrestling path, Tebow would have confronted the Massive Present, whose actual identify is Paul Wight, at WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans.

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Former Florida Gators Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow reacts as he’s honored after being inducted into the School Soccer Corridor of Fame Class of 2023. (James Gilbert/Getty Pictures)

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Massive Present truly appeared on the cardboard through the Andre the Big Memorial Battle Royal. He was the final to be eradicated as Cesaro picked up the victory.

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