Adam Rose Has Become Unrecognizable Since His WWE Release

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Not many of you will remember Adam Rose, but he was actually quite the prolific figure in the WWE from 2014 to 2016. Before that, he started at FCW and NXT. He was called up to the main roster in 2014 and remained there for two years.

The Adam Rose From Before and The Current Adam Rose


For those of you who are familiar with Adam Rose, these pictures are probably a tremendous shock. It is difficult to recognize Rose in the new picture. He’s gained a considerable amount of weight and aged quite a bit as well. All this in a period of only five years.

Adam Rose addressed his weight gain and transformation on social media, explaining he regained the weight after quitting the WWE. He also mentioned his drug addiction past, praising the WWE for helping him get his life back together.

His Controversial Release

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Rose was released from the WWE in 2016 after a domestic violence incident. According to the charges, Rose grabbed his wife and took her phone away so she could not call 911. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Police Office report stated that Lappan (Rose) and his wife were arguing at their home and that the situation escalated.

The company released the following statement after the news broke. At the time, the wrestler was already serving a 60-day suspension for a violation of the company’s wellness policy.

“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Raymond Leppan (Rose) has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.”

“According to the policy, Leppan will be fired if he’s convicted and could be reinstated if the charges are dropped or he’s acquitted. However, a so-called morals clause in the company’s booking contract gives the company “broad discretion to fine, suspend or terminate talent if “incontrovertible evidence of such illegal misconduct is presented to WWE.”

Since his departure, Rose has been active on the indie wrestling scene, but no big breaks have presented themselves. He changed his ring name to Aldo Rose and his first match would be against another WWE alumni Damien Sandow. After a lengthy break, he would then change his name to Leo Krugar.

Champion for a Day…

During his indie career, Krugar briefly held the Heavyweight Championship at Championship International Wrestling. And when we say briefly, we really mean he dropped the title to someone else the very next day. On the 21st of April 2017, he did become the Atomic Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Champion.

In early 2019, Krugar announced his retirement from professional wrestling. His retirement match took place under the Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling promotion, which he lost by submission.

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