A Worcester City defender has gained recognition from a footballing cult hero after replicating the professional's comical celebration during late cup drama.

Videos of Wycombe Wanderers forward and famous strongman Adebayo Akinfenwa went viral after the 39-year-old, nicknamed 'The Beast', joined a bundle following his side's late equaliser in a 3-3 draw with Sunderland on Saturday. 

Fans on Twitter likened the League One hitman's celebration to wrestling megastar Rey Mysterio's famous finishing moves, which often saw him leap on top of his opponents from high up on the ropes. 

In homage to Akinfenwa, and perhaps Rey Mysterio as well, Worcester City defender Callum Debar replicated a similar celebration during city's triumph over Evesham United in their midweek cup clash.

An 88th minute winner from hat-trick hero Bailey Fuller helped squeeze Tim Harris and his troops into the next round of the Worcestershire FA Senior Invitation Cup on Wednesday night, sparking wild celebration among the city camp, with Debar comically joining a player bundle in true Akinfenwa fashion. 

After a video of the joyous moment was captured by an opportunist fan and shared on city's social media, the big man himself responded.

Known as 'The Beast', Akinfenwa shot to fame after equalising against his boyhood club Liverpool in an FA Cup third-round clash in 2015. 

Weighing in at an incredible 102kg, the forward has also gained somewhat of a cult following through having the highest strength ranking in the popular video game FIFA since 2005, with a rating of 97 out of 100. 

He heavily featured in early videos made by gaming Youtuber turned rapper and professional boxer KSI.

Although Akinfenwa has spent the lion's share of his career competing in the lower divisions of the English Football League, his fame arguably exceeds that of many Premier League stars.

He's also known for his brand, 'Beast Mode', while frequently appearing on various TV and internet shows.

However, the Islington born forward is by no means a slouch on the pitch, having netted 120 goals in a total 383 career appearances, including three for promotion chasers Wycombe Wanderers this season.