Sean Minton (October 8, 1990) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Sean Studd. He is currently working in Booker T's Texas-based promotion Reality of Wrestling. In addition to his continued work in Reality of Wrestling, Studd has branched out onto the independent circuit.
Early life and training
Minton grew up with a love for professional wrestling. Although he never got to see his famous father wrestle--due to his father's retirement a year before his son's birth, Sean held a passion for the sport. As he grew older, he lost interest until some years later, attended a wrestling show that rekindled his interest. Minton attended a wrestling training facility in Maryland for a short time until he felt he needed better. He described his early experience at the facility as being more of a gym where already-trained wrestlers could practice their skills. Minton at least learned early on how to take bumps. He focused his efforts on weight-training to gain size to match his immense height.
Minton's first real leap into getting true wrestling training came when he attended an MCW Pro Wrestling event in Dundalk, Maryland, where former WWE star Booker T was scheduled to appear. At the event, Minton introduced himself to Booker and explained his interest in training to become a professional wrestler. Booker encouraged Minton to visit his training school in Texas. Sean made the visit on his 24th birthday and began his training.
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2015-present)
Since debuting as Big Sean Studd, Minton went on to wrestle in several different promotions across the United States. He wrestled on March 23, 2016 during the 67th CZW Dojo Wars event, teaming with Chazz Glamrock & Laszlo Arpad in a six-man tag team match won by Blackwater & Conor Claxton & Frankie Pickard. On November 26, 2016 Studd appeared in WrestleCade 2016: The Final 3 Count in a battle royale won by George South.
Because of his frequent bookings in the eastern United States, Minton moved back to Virginia to be closer to the wrestling territories he was scheduled to wrestle in.
Sean is the son of the late WWE Hall of Famer Big John Studd. Sean is the brother of John Minton, Jr. and Janelle Minton.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Pumphandle Powerslam
- Entrance Music
- "The Second Generation Giant"