English Strongman icon Eddie Hall is renowned for his freakish strength. Following his retirement from strongman competition, he became well-known in the fitness community for his athletic abilities. In a recent video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Hall surprised his son and fans by making his pro wrestling debut at Megaslam in the UK.
Eddie Hall first rose to prominence for his incredible feats of strength in the 2010s. He made a name for himself dominating the regional UK circuit, winning several UK’s Strongest Man, Britain’s Strongest Man, and England’s Strongest Man, from 2010 to 2018. Hall qualified for the World’s Strongest Man contest for the first time in 2012. He secured the coveted title at the 2017 WSM by beating fellow legends Hafthor Bjornsson and Brian Shaw. In July 2016, Hall created history by becoming the first athlete to score an insane 500-kg (1,102-pound) conventional deadlift.
Since stepping away from Strongman, Hall tested out an array of different sports. He clashed with Bjornsson in the boxing ring to settle their heated rivalry in March 2022. The 6’2” behemoth lost a considerable amount of weight to prepare for the showdown but eventually lost by unanimous decision.
Hall set his sights on bodybuilding after witnessing the likes of former two-time champion Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay and four-time Classic Physique king Chris Bumstead at the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Their performances inspired him to make a splash in competitive bodybuilding.
‘The Beast’ took guidance from IFBB Pro Jamie Christian-Johal, who stands at a massive 6’5″, for a brutal back workout in preparation for his switch to bodybuilding. Then, he enlisted the help of legendary bodybuilder Jay Cutler, a four-time Mr. Olympia, to learn his techniques for developing a wide and thick back.
Powerlifting sensation Larry Wheels is another fitness personality looking to make his move to bodybuilding in the Classic Physique division. Considering their common goal, Hall and Wheels trained together to refine their shoulder development.
Eddie Hall took advantage of a collaborative workout session with seven-time Men’s 212 division Flex Lewis to learn more about training arms and left the fans in awe with an impressive physique update. Then, Hall focused on his posing abilities under professional bodybuilding posing coach Emma Heineman while gearing up for his debut.
Eddie Hall Crushes Surprise Pro Wrestling Debut
In a recent YouTube video, Eddie Hall surprised his son and the fans by making his pro wrestling debut at Megaslam in the UK.
Hall participated in the Royal Rumble and came out on top of the contest. He left the fans stunned by smashing his opponents inside the ring and living up to a heel character. He was held by a wrestler at one point but managed to push his way out of it.
Eddie Hall got the opportunity to be featured in the upcoming Expendables 4. He was seen in the trailer being launched over the bar by legendary filmmaker Sylvester Stallone.
Hall gave fans a look into his preparations with a ‘round pecs’ physique update ahead of his bodybuilding debut. He followed that up by showing off his much leaner physique in another update where he tipped the scales at 385 pounds. He also indicated plans to start his cutting phase in a few weeks.
The latest update goes to show Hall’s openness to trying out different disciplines. Fans look forward to seeing him hit a bodybuilding stage soon.