Luke Gallows is an American wrestler who is signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He has gone through a lot of changes over the years, adopting various personalities, names, and styles. He has grown to be very popular for his notoriety above many other things and has certainly paid his debt in full. He once traveled to Nigeria for a wrestling match and got more than he bargained for in the third world country. Read on to see exactly how it happened.
Luke Gallows Biography
Formerly known as Festus among other names and more famously known as Luke Gallows, the wrestler was named Andrew William Hankinson at birth on December 22, 1983, in the United States, Cumberland, Maryland.
There isn’t much info available about the life of Hankinson before he became a star wrestler, his parents, siblings, or how he was raised. What is known, however, is that he began as an athletic kid who went on to play a little of football before settling back as a wrestler after he realized he had a greater love for the ring than he did for the field
He began professionally in Pennsylvania with the Mason-Dixon Wrestling in the World Star Wrestling Federation. He got signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2005 and made his RAW debut in 2006 as an imposter of Kane, but that wouldn’t last long as the real Kane would attack him on stage, taking off the mask he was using.
In 2007, he teamed up with fellow wrestler Jesse to form the Jesse and Festus team after their earlier formation as Dalton Boys was dropped. But by 2010, Luke Gallows had gone to Japan where he took part in a fight in the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) as Keith Hanson. He was going to be back in the country again in 2013 when he would fight in the New Japan Pro Wrestling for three years. He finally made a return back to the WWE in 2016 where he remains to date.
Fighting under different names, Drew Hankinson has won a number of titles such as the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship which he won with Karl Anderson, a VCW Heavyweight Championship, an RCW Tag Team Championship, and many others.
Who is His Wife?
With no doubt, the wrestler is a very scary one in the ring, but that doesn’t mean he scares everyone. He has, in fact, been able to get a number of women to date him in the past. Gallows is currently in a love union with Amber O’Neal whom he has been married to since 2014.
Born on born June 22, 1974, as Kimberly Dawn Davis, Amber O’Neal is a wrestler just like her husband. Also known as Amber Gallows, she has made a name for herself in the sports having been a part of it since 1999.
Gallows and his wife are still very much together but they are yet to have any child as a couple.
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Him
A lot of people have come to know the different men that Luke Gallows has become in the ring, but beyond that, here are the facts about who he really is:
There are no records that the wrestler has any child, but some sources have reported that he has a son from an earlier relationship before meeting Amber O’Neal. That has not been confirmed.
It is known that he has been to Japan where he fought, but not too many know that he also traveled to Nigeria where he got stranded alongside Domino and Micha Taylor in 2011. According to him, they went there in the name of wrestling but got more than they bargained for after they were held hostage until they were able to buy their ways out and travel back to the United States.
Luke Gallows may not be among the greatest of wrestlers, but he will find himself among those that have paid their dues in full. Not only has he been in the ring business for a long time, he has also fought in various countries and has won a good number of titles.
That pointed out, he has a net worth that has been estimated to be between $500,000 to a million dollars. But the official review of his net worth has not been made public. However it may be, he has made a majority of his fortune from his salary and winnings as a wrestler.
Height and Weight
Drew Hankinson as he is also referred to, has a massive build and height that can easily intimidate. This is one of the things that have helped him to succeed as a wrestler in the WWE, Independent Circuit, as well as in Japan.
Looking at it in numbers, the wrestler stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m), and he has a body weight of 290 lb (130 kg).