Tim Wiese will be keeping a close eye on Saturday's Nordderby between SV Werder Bremen - his former club - and Hamburger SV. - © © gettyimages
Tim Wiese will be keeping a close eye on Saturday's Nordderby between SV Werder Bremen - his former club - and Hamburger SV. - © © gettyimages
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Watch: Tim Wiese on wrestling and the Nordderby

Tim Wiese may have traded the thrills and spills of the Bundesliga for the glitz and glamour of WWE wrestling, but he still knows a thing or two about the legendary rivalry between his old club SV Werder Bremen and Hamburger SV.

Former Germany goalkeeper Wiese made a total of 269 Bundesliga appearances between the sticks for 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bremen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, but 11 of them particularly stick out in his memory – his Nordderby clashes against Hamburg.

As the two sides prepare to meet for a record 105th time in the Bundesliga, "The Machine" draws a few parallels between his battles on the pitch and in the ring:

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