WWE star Brawling Brute Brit Ridge Holland tips wrestling rivals for big future

Brit powerhouse Ridge Holland reckons 'super talented' colleagues Ludwig Kaiser and Pretty Deadly are set for a bright future in WWE.

As one third of the Brawling Brutes, Holland butts heads with countrymen Elton Prince and Kit Wilson on Friday Night SmackDown.

The Brutes have also enjoyed a storied rivalry with Kaiser and his Imperium partners – including a mass brawl on these shores at Clash at the Castle last year.

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With WWE heading back this way for SmackDown and Money in the Bank in a couple of weeks, Holland spoke to Daily Star and heaped praise on all three when quizzed on their uniqueness.

Kaiser, much like Holland who bustles away against the backdrop of Brutes megastar Sheamus and the more experienced Pete 'Butch' Dunne, is perhaps an unsung hero in his faction.

The German grappler takes many of the on-screen beatings intended for Intercontinental champ Gunther, while his mannerisms and mic skills are on a par with some of the strongest in WWE.

"As a performer he has spent years refining his act and I think he's fantastic at what he does," said Holland, the rugby star turned pro wrestler.

"People don't realise the amount of self-confidence it takes to do what he does.

"He's not afraid to take a back seat and put Gunther on a pedestal which is exactly what he has done.

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"He is the hype man, but he can go. I've had many matches against him and he's a super talented performer. He knows what he's doing."

If Kaiser is a contrast to Holland's hard-hitting style and strength, Pretty Deadly take things to the extreme in that regard.

Wilson and Prince portray their smarmy, cocky and bombastic characters with a style and brilliance that's refreshing and impressive in equal measure, according to the 35-year-old Yorkshireman.

He added: "It's so 'opposite' that it works, we have a definite chemistry there.

"They are so, so talented and it is good fun getting in there with them.

"Their antics are a bit of a throwback to old-school heels., [and] for British fans there is a bit of Frank Spencer and Monty Python about them.

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"It's refreshing and they're up for anything. They have a bright future and I can't speak any more highly of them."

WWE's roster is deep and varied, a fact not lost on Holland who reckons he's performing in front of millions every week at the perfect time.

He said: "I feel very lucky to be doing what I'm doing at this moment in time because of the amount of talent we have from the States, the UK and Europe all over Raw, Smackdown and NXT.

"We're so lucky and it really does fill me with pride that these people get to show what they can do on a worldwide stage."

WWE brings Money In The Bank to The O2 in London on Saturday 1st July. For tickets visit: https://www.wwe.com/event/money-in-the-bank . Fans can tune in on the WWE Network


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