Arturo Ruas: Bio
No word summarizes Brazilian grappling guru Arturo Ruas better than “technique,” but that’s what happens when one spends an entire lifetime in the fighting game.
Although Ruas never competed in sports-entertainment prior to being recruited into the WWE Performance Center in 2016, he arrived with vast experience in practically every other combat sport. For 17 years, Ruas was an unbeaten freestyle wrestling champion in his home country of Brazil. He’s a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, well-versed in capoeira (a traditional form of Brazilian fighting) and hails from a legendary family of aikido martial artists, making him one of the most utterly dangerous Superstars walking the earth.
Having learned the ropes under the guidance of the WWE Performance Center’s world-class coaching staff, Ruas has seamlessly adapted his skillset to the squared circle, and he’s gained additional seasoning via excursions to EVOLVE Wrestling, where he’s faced some of the independent scene’s top prospects.
Whether he’s teaming with compatriot Cezar Bononi or going it alone in singles action, Ruas displays a composure and steely focus that never waver. Just one piece of advice for anyone looking to test this Brazilian bulldog: If you hope to win, you’d better sweat the technique.