Ridge Holland proved just how strong he is with an insane display of strength this week on WWE SmackDown.
On Friday night’s episode of SmackDown, Ridge Holland and Butch became number one contenders for The Usos’ Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
The Brawling Brutes won a four-way tag match at the show, defeating Hit Row, New Day and Imperium to earn a title match the following week.
Ridge Holland and Butch become number one contenders
A certain clip of the match has gone viral online, proving just how strong WWE’s Ridge Holland really is.
It’s a well-known fact that the former rugby player is a strong boy, but fans will be reminded of just how strong he is at this week’s main event.
As you can see from the clip below, Holland manages to lift Top Dolla for an incredible Alabama Slam, proving he’s nothing short of a machine.
Video: Ridge Holland’s amazing display of power from WWE SmackDown.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) September 17, 2022
Ridge Holland currently weighs just 253lbs, while Hit Row’s top dolla weighs in at 330lbs, 77lbs more than his fellow WWE Superstar.
Ridge lifting a man just shy of 100 pounds taller than him is incredibly impressive, but the fact that he did it with ease caught the attention of fans.
Below is a selection of fan tweets in response to Ridge’s ridiculous performance, with many fans online clearly incredibly impressed with Holland’s work.
I’m not surprised because Ridge Holland is incredible. Ridge Holland to me is an underrated superstar.
— TimHerdlickV2 (@HerdlickV2) September 17, 2022
– I love Damage CTRL (@RebelHeart2211) September 17, 2022
— Kona McKenzie (@NativeKnight07) September 17, 2022
— Lucha9123 (@lucha9123) September 17, 2022
Unreal 400 Pound Alabama Slam!!
— YODEGA (@bxsoles) September 17, 2022
— Wade☝️ Permissive Timekeeper (@VocalMercenary) September 17, 2022
WWE plans for Ridge Holland
Ridge was one of Triple H’s projects during his NXT run, so it’s not too surprising to hear that the Englishman has performed amazingly since becoming head of ‘The Game’ creative.
As noted earlier, Ridge and Butch will challenge The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title on next week’s episode of SmackDown.
It’s worth noting that no one is expecting The Brawling Brutes to win as WWE has big plans for The Usos, but giving the talented team a title match is a good sign.
Sheamus would, arguably, win over fans throughout his career with his spectacular matches, most notable of which was one of WWE’s best matches against Gunther at Clash at the Castle.
Ridge has been the beneficiary of Sheamus’ incredible work since the pair have partnered with each other since November of last year.
You can watch next week’s episode of Smackdown live in the UK BT Sports and on FOX in the US.