LUKE Menzies played over 150 matches for a slew of clubs in the Championship between 2007 and 2017.
A solid prop forward, Menzies made a solitary Super League appearance for Hull Kingston Rovers in 2008. Next week, under the pseudonym of Ridge Holland, Menzies will be performing in a wrestling ring with the prestigious World Wrestling Entertainment tag team titles on the line.
Born in Liversedge, Yorkshire in 1988, Menzies made his debut for Batley in 2007. He spent time with Oldham and Dewsbury before returning to Batley in 2012. Stints with Hunslet and Swindon followed before he wrapped up his career with Toronto Wolfpack in 2017.
Menzies turned to professional wrestling towards the end of his rugby league career and had his first tryout with WWE in 2016. He signed a deal in 2018 and was given the ‘Ridge Holland’ name. Menzies was brought up to the main roster in late 2021, and has been working with the Irish veteran, Sheamus.
Next week, Menzies will team with another Brit, Peter Dunne (working under the name of ‘Butch’) to challenge the champion Uso Brothers for the undisputed tag team titles.
It’s a long way from Batley to Salt Lake City, Utah; but Menzies should have plenty of fans cheering him on after giving service to plenty of Championship clubs.