Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson shows how he used to wrestle pillows

Posted at 3:04 AM, Jul 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-06 03:04:24-04

MANHATTAN — Say hello to "High-flying Grandy."

Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson has been on tear this season, leading the team with 13 home-runs. Although the Mets are in a struggle of sorts, falling behind the Nationals for the National League East lead, Granderson has been one of the bright spots.

"Regardless of whatever ends up happening, we collectively as the New York Mets have to go out there and emerge victorious," Granderson said during a promotional event for Citi Bike in Midtown.

He also spoke adamantly about his secret passion, WWE.

"I actually got into WWE because of my grandmother," Curtis said while showing his wrestling moves. "I would take my body pillow and body-slam it down, and once I had it in the ground, I had to come on it and then do my pin. "

The following week, he would face off against a familiar opponent-- the other body pillow in his grandmother's living room-- to see if he could retain the belt, according to Granderson.

The next order of business was picking a suitable nickname.

"My name would be something like high-flying, high-flying Grandy," Granderson said.