Luke Menzies from Yorkshire played rugby league for clubs including Batley, Dewsbury and Hull Kingston Rovers.
But at the age of 30 with a career cut short by injury he's swapped rugby shorts for spandex pants and become a big name in the US wrestling ring.
Luke says: "I was always a fan of wrestling but never thought I’d get an opportunity.
"Coming from a northern, rugby league playing town, rugby league took over.
But Luke got injured and was let go by the club - an incident he says was "a blessing in disguise."
Now, after two years fighting on the independent circuit, that dream's come true. This year he's been signed up by sports entertainment group, WWE.
Luke says: "For a little old lad from Yorkshire to put pen to paper for the WWE it's unheard of - I think I'm probably the first rugby league player to do it.