Ridge Holland made significant announcement during the March 26th broadcast of NXT, revealing his decision to take an indefinite hiatus from in-ring competition. Shortly after the announcement, he was promptly shifted to the alumni section of WWE’s website.

According to Corey Brennan of Fightful Select, sources within NXT have clarified that this move is part of a storyline for Holland and does not signify an actual retirement. This narrative has been a project that Holland has actively embraced, with the former Brawling Brute showing openness to incorporating suggestions.

“NXT sources have confirmed to Corey Brennan of Fightful Select that this is part of Holland’s current storyline and is not an official retirement. The story has been one that Holland has been motivated to do, with the former Brawling Brute being receptive to suggestions.”

Despite some backlash from fans, there has been no resistance to the storyline from a creative or talent perspective. It is anticipated that the storyline will continue as originally intended, running its course without any significant alterations.


What are your thoughts on Ridge Holland’s decision to take an indefinite hiatus from in-ring competition as part of a storyline on NXT? How do you think this narrative will unfold, and what impact do you believe it will have on Holland’s character and future in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

Disqus Comments Loading...