Sam Gradwell (August 29, 1991) is an English professional wrestler better known by his ring name Ricky J. McKenzie. He has wrestled solely on the English independent circuit, building work experience through his appearances for Grand Pro Wrestling. He most recently performed for WWE as a part of their WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament.
Professional wrestling career
Grand Pro Wrestling (2009-present)
Gradwell made his professional debut in 2009 for Grand Pro Wrestling as Ricky J. McKenzie (also referred by initials RJM). He wrestled his first match at GPW Carpe Diem, losing to William Gaylord. The following year, McKenzie wrestled for the GPW Heavyweight Championship, losing to title holder The Juggernaut on March 19 at GPW Out For Justice. McKenzie captured his first title when he and tag partner Chris Echo won the GPW Tag Team Championships at GPW Battlefield on May 6, 2011.
United Kingdom Championship Tournament (2016–2017)
On December 15, 2016, it was revealed that Gradwell would be one of 16 men competing in a two night tournament to crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion on January 14 and 15, 2017. Gradwell defeated Saxon Huxley in the first round to advance to the quarter finals, where he was defeated by Pete Dunne.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Fly n Die
- Gangsta Trippin'
- 1000 Hand Slap
- Stunt 101
- Tiger M. Takedown
Championships and accomplishments
- Grand Pro Wrestling Profile
- P.A.I.D. Promotions Wrestling Profile
- Ricky J. McKenzie CAGEMATCH Profile
|WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants|
Dan Moloney • Danny Burch • HC Dyer • James Drake • Jordan Devlin • Joseph Conners • Mark Andrews • Pete Dunne • Roy Johnson • Sam Gradwell • Saxon Huxley • Trent Seven • Tucker • Tyler Bate • Tyson T-Bone • Wolfgang