Ex-Super League player Luke Menzies learning the ropes in WWE

The route in the league pitch to the wrestling ring is really a one, from pursuing a career inside the circle however, that hasnt defeated Luke Menzies.
Its prior to leaving behind the game three years since the teams of the League ahead, whose that he shot his first steps in the UK independent wrestling scene.
Having impressed at November 2016, the organisation signed the 31-year-old and has relocated to the USA to chase ambitions he has harboured.
Ive always been a fan of wrestling, even before I ended up rugby league, Menzies told Sky Sports. My father , so obviously I got pushed in that way.
I got hurt and that I thought,you know what, I have always wished to have a go to wrestling. I sent a email to some wrestling coach, Marty Jones, and I was in my first wrestling ring, two days later.
Six months later I had a WWE try-out and we are.
Menzies isnt the rugby league. Importantly, Shirley Crabtree – better known to wrestling enthusiasts as his in-ring persona Big Daddy – has been on the books of both Bradford Northern and Halifax.
Moving under the ring name of Ridge Holland and based at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Menzies is in no doubt for pursuing a career as a 40, his preceding sporting lifestyle has put him up well.
It is worlds apart, but rugby league certainly served me well for the transition – the bumps, the lumps and everything you take from there, Menzies said.
It is also the grinding and the grafting, however, rugby league was certainly character-building and allowed me to set the perfect foot forwards in my pursuit of a profession here.
We might be in here five days per week and were on the road three days a week as well, so some days were doubling up.
It is actually a grind but the guys love itknuckle down and we all make better to amuse the fans
He hasnt lost touch with his athletic interest, however, and Fridays Super League play-off battle between Salford and Wigan Warriors will be just one Menzies will probably be keeping a close watch on.
George Griffin and Greg Johnson are among those former Red Devils team-mates still playing in the AJ Bell Stadium that Menzies remains friendly with, and he has endorsed them to reach the Grand Final, along with hoping they are able to pull off a shock at Old Trafford against St Helens if they get there.
Ive got to proceed with Salford all of the way, Menzies said. It is something theyve worked hard to make it through the entire year and I believe it will unquestionably be a fairytale for Salford Red Devils.
Id love them to go all of the way, but then Ive got folks I know at St Helens such as Alex Walmsley, in the formative days in Batley Bulldogs.
But I have to decide on the club I understand. Ive got friends there and that I hope that they can pull it out of the bag and eventually turn into Super League winners