Ridge Holland, real name Luke Menzies is a WWE Superstar currently signed to its NXT brand. He is a former Rugby league player and is of British descent.
- Ridge Holland Rugby career
- Ridge Holland WWE career
- Ridge Holland memorable matches
- Ridge Holland Finishing and Signature Moves
- Championships and accomplishments
Ridge Holland Rugby career
Before Ridge Holland took up professional wrestling, he was a prolific Rugby player. Owing to his large size and superb strength, Holland played as a prop. He played for the Hull Kingston Rovers for only one match after being signed in September 2007 and later left them to appear for a number of lower league clubs such as Batley, Oldham, Dewsbury, Hunslet, and Swinton.
Holland then joined the Salford Red Devils in 2014 and only made one appearance for the club. In 2015, he joined the York City Knights on loan and then in 2017 he went to Canada to play for the Canadian club Toronto Wolfpack. In between his rugby career, he also began training to become a professional wrestler and even attended a WWE tryout in 2016.
Ridge Holland WWE career
Ridge Holland left his rugby days behind him and in May 2018 he was signed to WWE after spending two years honing his craft as a wrestler in the independent circuit. On 29 August 2018, he made his TV debut on WWE NXT in a losing effort against Keith Lee under his real name of Luke Menzies.
On 21 November 2019, he made his debut for WWE NXT UK and was repackaged into Ridge Holland with a new attire and personality. There he had two matches – against Oliver Carter and Tyson T-Bone and in both of them he was victorious.
After nearly two years, Holland made his appearance for WWE’s Black and Gold brand on 7 August 2020, where he participated in a triple threat match against Oney Lorcan and Damian Priest where the winner would get the chance to compete in a ladder match at NXT TakeOver XXX for the vacant North American Championship. Although Holland put on a great showing, the match was won by Priest who pinned Lorcan. After NXT GM William Regal announced that Dexter Lumis was pulled off the said ladder match due to injury, Holland was given a second chance to earn a spot at the ladder match in TakeOver XXX since he was never pinned or submitted in his prior qualifying match. He faced Johnny Gargano in his second chance match but lost after Gargano’s wife Candice LeRae intervened.
At NXT TakeOver 31 following the finish of Finn Balor and Kyle O’Reilly’s hard-hitting NXT Championship match, Holland appeared at ringside with O’Reilly’s unconscious Undisputed Era teammate Adam Cole on his shoulders. He dropped Cole over the barrier in front of Balor and O’Reilly and left without saying a word.
Ridge Holland memorable matches
Ridge Holland has only recently started his career as a wrestler and thus far has not have any matches that are memorable. However, that can change soon as he is expected to feud with former NXT Champion Adam Cole. With his WWE career just getting started, we can expect the British-native to create memorable moments inside the ring.
Ridge Holland Finishing and Signature Moves
· Northern Grit (Northern Lights Bomb)
· Belly to belly suplex
· Trapping Suplex
· Ridgeplex (head and arm suplex)
· Rugby Tackle
· Cobra Clutch
· Canadian backbreaker
Championships and accomplishments
3 Count Wrestling
· 3CW Championship (1 time)