Coming off the news that WWE has signed former Australian rugby player Daniel Vidot to a developmental contract, another rugby star from a different country is also WWE bound. As revealed recently by Triple H, former English rugby player Luke Menzies has signed his name to a WWE developmental deal.
The 30-year old Menzies spent parts of ten years with ten different rugby clubs from 2007-2017 including the Batley Bulldogs (twice), Hull Kingston Rovers, Hunslet Hawks, Swinton Lions, Salford Red Devils and Dewsbury Rams. The 6’1″, 250 pounder from West Yorkshire, England began training for the squared circle in 2016 under the tutelage of British legend Marty Jones and even attended a Scotland WWE tryout in November of the same year.
Menzies would continue to work on the United Kingdom independent scene before finally getting his WWE contract in what’s believed to have been late May. It’s expected he will be heading to the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida in the coming weeks.
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— Luke Menzies (@luke_menz88) June 5, 2018
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