A FORMER Bradford Bulls Academy ace continues to make waves in wrestling after a shocking attack on one of its rising stars.

Luke Menzies, who wrestles under the character name Ridge Holland, attacked fellow star Adam Cole at World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE’s) NXT Takeover 31 last night. Surely this will set up a future match between the two. 

The NXT promotion often proves to be a springboard to becoming a superstar for the main WWE roster, alongside such stars as Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton.


Menzies, 32, now lives in Orlando, was a former Spen Valley Sports College in Liversedge student, who stays true to his West Yorkshire roots in his wrestling persona.

As Ridge Holland, he walks to the ring wearing a flat cap, calling himself the Bother Causer and using Northern Grit as a hashtag.


Mr Menzies still has strong roots in the Bradford district as his father, Alan Menzies, who used to play rugby league for Odsal Sedbergh, lives in Shipley.