Joseph Ruud is an American Professional wrestler whom we best know for his reign on WWE under the ring name “Erick Rowan” as a member of The Wyatt Family.
You might not have seen the face of Erick Rowan so often even during the match as he usually wears the sheep mask to look more scary and creepy.
Joseph is a massive 315-pound giant who had wrestled in several promotions before signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. Rowan is currently released from WWE on April 15, 2020, because of the budget cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Erick Rowan: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Joseph Ruud|
|Net Worth||$5.5 Million|
|Date of Birth||November 28, 1981|
|Marital Status||Married with Jamie Rudd|
|Birthplace||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Height||6 Feet 8 inches (203 cm)|
|Weight||143 Kg (315 pounds)|
Chest Size: 50 inches
Waist Size = 35 inches
Biceps Size = 20 inches
Facebook: 57 Million Followers
Instagram: 180 Million Followers
Twitter: 14.4 Million Followers
Early Life of Erick Rowan
Joseph Rudd, Aka Erick Rowan, the big man, was born on November 28, 1981, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His childhood was happily spent growing up in Montrose, Minnesota. Rudd’s family emigrated from Nannestad, and they were of Norweigan descent.
Erick is a trained guitarist who also likes to play football and had attended the University of Minnesota Morris.
How old is Erick Rowan? – Age, Height, and Measurements
This big guy and the powerhouse of the team, The Wyatt Family, is now 38th years old and still an active professional wrestler. He has an impressive height of 6 feet and 8 inches with a massive bodyweight of 143 kg, i.e., 315 pounds.
This 6 feet and 8 inches tall guy has a chest size of 50 inches, a waist size of 37 inches, and a biceps size of 20 inches. He has a bald head with brown colored eyeballs.
Erick Rowan Professional Wrestling Career
Early Career (2003 – 2011)
During his early career, he performed under the ring name “Thoruf Marius.” He was professionally trained by Eddie Sharkey in 2003 and began to compete on several promotions. Erick was invited to Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan for his talent and returned to the United States in 2008.
World Wrestling Entertainment
After the signing contract with WWE in February 2011, Erick was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling, where he got this famous ring name “Erick Rowan.” His debut match on FCW was a victory over Kenneth Cameron in August 2011.
He stayed only a year on the developmental territory of FCW and quickly made his NXT debut as a member of The Wyatt Family.
The Wyatt Family (2012 – 2014)
Rowan was introduced as the second son of Bray Wyatt and a member of The Wyatt Family. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, the first son of Bray Wyatt, formed a tag team and defeated Percy Watson and Yoshi Tatsu.
They won the NXT Tag Team Championship title defeating Adrian Neville and Bo Dallas on May 8 on the episode of NXT. This was his very first championship title victory in his WWE career.
Feud with The Authority (2014 – 2015)
Erick began to feud against The Authority when he teamed up with the Team Cena for Survivor Series against his former tag team partner Luke Harper. He was eliminated by Luke Harper, but however, the match was won by Team Cena.
On January 5, 2015, Rowan, along with some members of Team Cena, was fired by The Authority for being a member of Team Cena in Survivor Series. He then feuded with Luke Harper and had a match on January 22 for the qualification for 2015 Royal Rumble but was lost.
The storyline with Daniel Bryan (2019 – 2020)
The story with Daniel Bryan begun since January 27, 2019, when Rowan helped Bryan to retain his WWE Championship title against AJ Styles.
Since then, they became an alliance and formed a tag team partner. They lost their first tag team match against Kofi Kingston and Kevin Owens. The team then won their first team victory against The Usos for the vacant SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
Achievements and Championship of Erick Rowan
- FLWA Heavyweight Championship
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 57 in the PWI 500 in 2014
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Best Gimmick of 2013 as The Wyatt Family
World Wrestling Entertainment
- NXT Tag Team Championship with Luke Harper
- Two times the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship with Luke Harper and Daniel Bryan
- Winner of the Slammy Award for Match of the Year in 2014
Erick Rowan Wife and Personal Life
Rowan was happily married to his wife Jamie Rudd since 2010. This beautiful couple has two children with one son and a daughter. Erick believes in Judaism, and this is his religion.
Erick Rowan Net Worth
After the big achievement over the World Wrestling Entertainment, it is sure that the earning is pretty hefty. So, the total estimated net worth of Erick Rowan is $5.5 Million.
Social Media Presence
Joseph Rudd is not much of an active social media user. However, he does use the Twitter account for his social media existence.
Twitter: 356.7 K Followers