Mason Ryan

Professional Wrestler and Former Gladiators Competitor
Born Jan 13, 1982

Barri Griffiths is a Welsh professional wrestler and former Gladiators competitor, also known as Goliath and by his ring name Mason Ryan. He is currently signed to WWE. Griffiths studied construction management at Cardiff University, before working as a trainee carpenter and in his family's funeral home. He also played as a centre-back for Porthmadog F.C. , but a knee injury curtailed his career. Griffiths appeared as "Goliath" on Gladiators in 2009.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mason Ryan.


1982 Birth Born on January 13, 1982.


2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Mason Ryan began training to be a professional wrestler in 2006, and competed around Europe for the next three years.
2007 25 Years Old He represented the UK in a 'Battle of the Nations' tag team match between the UK and Austria, teaming with Drew McDonald and Sheamus O'Shaunessy in a losing effort to Chris Raaber, Michael Kovac, and Robert Ray Kreuzer at the European Wrestling Association's Night of Gladiators show in June 2007.
2008 26 Years Old After signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Griffiths had his final show in Wales in October 2008 in Porthmadog, when he won a singles match and battle royal. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old In 2009, he signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and debuted as Mason Ryan in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental territory, in January 2010.
2010 28 Years Old 1 More Event
When he received his work visa, he debuted in their developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in January 2010. … Read More
Griffiths, as Mason Ryan, made his WWE television debut on 17 January 2011 episode of Raw by interfering in a match between CM Punk and John Cena. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old He appeared only sporadically on television throughout 2012, and he then rejoined the rebranded developmental system. … Read More
2013 31 Years Old He returned to the ring and debuted on the rebooted WWE NXT show and began his singles winning streak on 30 January 2013, by defeating Sakamoto. … Read More
Mason then rarely used on WWE television until he had his final televised match on April 24, 2014 episode of NXT, in a losing effort to number one contender for the NXT Championship, Tyson Kidd.
On 16 February 2015, Ryan took part in a dark match before the TNA One Night Only's Gut check event defeating Shaun Ricker.
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