Three professional wrestlers couldn't beat a lion in tug of war

Posted: 11:51 AM, Jun 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-15 15:01:01-04
Wrestlers play tug of war with lion at zoo
Wrestlers play tug of war with lion at zoo

Three professional wrestlers in WWE's talent development program, NXT, couldn't beat a lion cub at tug of war.

The video, posted by the San Antonio Zoo in May, went viral this week showing the wrestlers playing tug of war with the 2 1/2-year-old lion cub. 

According to My San Antonio , the zoo installed the tug of war game in 2016 as a way to stimulate the lions and recreate aspects of their natural environment.

"We try to simulate what they would do out in the natural environment. It is tough, they have to forage for food, compete for food, to through long periods of time without food," San Antonio Zoo Public Relations Director Chuck Cureau said to My San Antonio . "Fortunately in a zoo, they're going to get that food every single day, but we try to vary it up so they don't get bored."

After the wrestlers gave up, one of the wrestlers can be heard saying, "she's not moving."