According to this here site: http://www.caernarfonherald.co.uk/caernarfon-county-news/local-caernarfon-news/2009/10/15/tremadog-wrestler-is-off-to-the-us-to-join-wwe-88817-24932274/, WWE has just signed Barri Griffiths, who appears on the UK Gladiators show and is known locally as “Barri 10 Foot.”
First of all, I don’t believe he’s really 10 foot tall. He’s not Giant Gonzalez. In all seriousness, he’s listed on Wikipedia at six foot six, 280 pounds. Just to set the record straight on that.
Now, I know a lot of people on the internet are going to be burying this, but I think it could really be a positive. For one thing, he’s got the requisite size to make it in WWE. It’s just a fact of life that they’re going to push bigger dudes. The casual WWE fan has been conditioned to want that, too. So no matter how much you want WWE to run an all cruiserweight promotion with nothing but ten star matches, etc. etc., let’s get real here.
Also, it says that he has been a fan of wrestling for a long time. The normal musclehead no talent that Johnny Ace signs usually has no clue what pro wrestling even is. And he’s on the same show as Brutus Magnus, who is a promising young talent in TNA right now, one of the only reasons to watch Impact every week. Here’s hoping for the same kind of success for Mr. Ten Foot. – Dusty