Erick Redbeard

  • Born: 11/28/1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Birthname: Joseph Ruud
  • Height & Weight: 6'8", 315 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Harper (1) and Daniel Bryan (1)
  • NXT Tag Team Championship – with Luke Harper

Ruud previously wrestled in Japan, having trained and performed for Pro Wrestling Noah. He signed a WWE contract in 2011 and was sent to its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), before debuting in NXT the following year as a founding member of The Wyatt Family.

In WWE, he is a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion and a two-time SmackDown Tag Team Champion. In 2019, Rowan had his biggest singles feud to date against Roman Reigns. He was released in 2020 along with others for budget cuts during the COVID-19 pandemic. After Brodie Lee passed away in late 2020, he appeared on AEW Dynamite (under the name Erick Redbeard) to pay tribute to his former tag team partner and friend.

Notable Matches

w/ The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield at Elimination Chamber 2014

w/ The Wyatt Family vs. the Shield on Main Event, April 8 2014

w/ The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield on Raw, March 3 2014

w Luke Harper vs. The Usos at Money in the Bank 2014