WWE star Triple H has revealed he is a supporter of West Ham United .
The 13-time world champion, who is also an executive vice president of WWE, is in London for the forthcoming NXT UK Takeover tour event at Wembley Arena.
He believes West Ham are the perfect embodiment of how sport should be, and singled out the passionate fans as the main reason for his love for the club.
Speaking to ITV News, he said: “West Ham is probably the closest to what we do, with the passion of their fanbase and their loyalty, right? That’s the closest to what we do.”
But he is not the only unusual supporter of one of East London’s football clubs.
Queen Elizabeth II let slip in 2009 that she was a West Ham United fan . That’s right, the Queen supports West Ham.
Her allegiance is believed to date back to her admiration for the club’s most successful manager, Ron Greenwood. She met him several times and awarded him the CBE in 1981.
Other famous Hammers fans? How does Barack Obama sound ? His sister lives in east London and her family are all Irons fans – he once even watched a match with them during a visit to the UK. Rock musician Dave Grohl and Hollywood actor Matt Damon are also fans of the club.
Despite growing up under a mile from Old Trafford, indie rock icon Morrissey is a known Millwall fan and has attended matches at the Den. The musical connections don’t stop there – Lars Fredriksen, lead singer of California punk legends Rancid, likes nothing more than to pop down to the Den on a Saturday afternoon to watch his beloved Lions.
Probably the greatest method actor of his generation Daniel Day Lewis spent a good portion of his youth on the terraces watching the Lions and still considers himself a fan.
Famous Charlton fans seem to be in shorter supply, however, as comedian Jim Davidson and snooker champ Steve Davis seem to form the bulk of the Valley’s star power.
But, what’s this? Karl Howman, of Brush Strokes and 1990s Flash cleaning products fame, is an Addicks fan? Stop the contest, Charlton win.