Weight: 212 lbs.
From: Blackpool, England
Signature Move: Diving Headbutt
Something about Sam Gradwell’s ever-present scowl and antagonistic stare tells even the unacquainted that he’s the last man on Earth you’d want to fight. Gradwell has not enjoyed a life of comfort, and adversity may well be his oldest friend: As a youth, the Blackpool native assumed the role of caregiver for his siblings when their home life turned sour; amid the turmoil, wrestling provided an escape.
Now a world-traveled veteran of seven years, Gradwell continues to find solace inside the ring. His idea of amusement is instilling a sense of fear and helplessness in opponents — a “dose of reality,” as he terms it. Unconcerned with gaining the adulation of ringside observers or amassing a large following on social media, Gradwell’s goals remain twofold: Cause hardship for his competition and get paid handsomely to do so. WWE United Kingdom Championship Live provides an opportunity for both.