Tottenham Hotspur star Brennan Johnson made headlines not just for his stunning last-minute winner against Brighton but also for an unexpected WWE-inspired celebration. WWE icon Matt Hardy responded to the young forward's homage, creating a buzz among fans and adding an unexpected twist to the Premier League narrative.
The crossover has had fans excited after Johnson's crucial late goal against Brighton to keep alive their top-four aspirations in the Premier League and even aim to challenge heavyweights like Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal for the coveted title.
Brennan Johnson's WWE-Inspired Celebration
The Wales international celebrated his goal in a unique manner, where he paid homage to WWE superstar Matt Hardy with his iconic hand gesture. The move has captured the attention of both football and wrestling fans alike.
Matt Hardy's Social Media Response
Matt Hardy took to social media, posted on X (formerly Twitter), reacting to the 22-year-old's celebration, featuring a snapshot of the pose alongside his brother Jeff Hardy, with a photo of Johnson tagged along, doing the same.
Spurs' Playful Nod and Fans' Reactions
Fans expressed surprise and excitement over this unanticipated crossover. Additionally, Spurs playfully acknowledged the WWE connection with a clever tagline, "The Hardy Coys," referencing Matt Hardy's famous tag team with brother Jeff.
There were several surprise reactions from the fans, with one commenting:
"This wasn’t on my bingo card for 2024."
Another fan wrote:
"Never thought I’d see this crossover."
Among other comments, one stood out by stating:
"The linkup I didn’t know I needed."
Meanwhile, one Spurs faithful claimed:
"Brennan is an honorary Hardy Boy."
Johnson's winner against Brighton was his third goal for Spurs since signing from Nottingham Forest last summer.
Tottenham made a resurgence under manager Ange Postecoglou this season and now aim to finish within the top four in the Premier League, but they will also have a close eye on Aston Villa and Manchester United who are in pursuit of entering the Champions League spots.