In a hilarious footage shot at San Antonio Zoo in Texas doing the rounds, three burly WWE wrestlers can be seen engaged in a furious tug of war with a young lion.
The Texas crowd can be seen cheering as the muscular trio of Ricochet, Fabian Aichner and Killian Dain try their best to win the tug-of-war with the young lion.
Families look on as the team try their hardest to pull the rope which feeds through into the lion enclosure.
On the other side of the glass, the lion can be seen holding the rope with an iron grip, refusing to move even an inch, as the wrestlers huff and puff in their attempts.
The crowd can be seen capturing the moment on their mobile phones while the zoo staff grin, clearly amused.
The camera pans back to the deflated wrestlers who have by this point admitted defeat.
The group of men are professional performers from the World Wrestling Entertainment world.
In the footage, one staff can be heard saying, “Just let us know when you are ready to tap out!”
The zoo posted the footage with the caption: 'How many superstar wrestlers does it take to win in tug of war with a 2 1/2 year old lion cub? Apparently more than 3!'
One from the crowd later took to the social media site to say how much they enjoyed the bout.
The tug-of-war station was installed as part of the multi million dollar expansion of Big Cat Valley, which contains African lions and Sumatran tigers.