Joseph Ruud is an American professional wrestler best known for his time in WWE where he performed under the ring name Erick Rowan. He previously wrestled in Japan, having trained and performed for Pro Wrestling Noah. He signed a contract with WWE in 2011 and was sent to its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling, 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,.
|Birth name:||Joseph Ruud|
|Born:||November 28, 1981, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Alma mater:||University of Minnesota Morris|
|Ring name(s):||Erick Rowan, Rowan, Thoruf Marius|
|Billed from:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Trained by:||Eddie Sharkey, Pro Wrestling Noah Dojo|
|Debut:||September 3, 2003|
|Twitter:||Erick Rowan's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Erick Rowan's IMDb|
About Erick Rowan
WWE star and member of NXT's The Wyatt Family, where he won a Tag Team Championship with Luke Harper.
He competed on the independent circuit in both Japan and the United States before signing with the WWE in 2011.
In 2013, he was ranked #145 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's list of the top 500 singles wrestlers.
He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has two kids with Jamie Ruud, whom he married in 2010.
He became a member of the Wyatt Family after Bray Wyatt introduced him as his "second son."
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- Professional wrestlers from Minnesota
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