|Born||September 30, 1974
River Falls, Wisconsin
|Lives in||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Kipp Christianson
Eli Cottonwood 
|Billed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Billed from||River Falls, Wisconsin|
|Trained by||Steve Keirn
Florida Championship Wrestling
Kipp Christianson (born September 30, 1974) is a part-time American professional wrestler and a former basketball player. He is best known for his time in the WWE where he wrestled under the ring name Eli Cottonwood.
Christianson competed on the second season of NXT. His pro was John Morrison. He was the second rookie eliminated. He returned to NXT in April 2012. He was teamed with Bray Wyatt for a short time. He asked to be released from the WWE in June 2012.
At an independent wrestling show, Christianson announced that he would retire as a wrestler on July 10, 2014.[source?]
Christianson came out of retirement in February 2016.
Christianson wrestled on February 14, 2016 in Minnesota at an independent promotion event.
Personal Life[change | change source]
Christianson is good friends with Professional Wrestlers Travis Tomko and Corey Graves. Christianson has two kids with wife Tabatha. Son Anthony Christanson and daughter Clover Christanson.
References[change | change source]
- "Eli Cottonwood". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/bios/e/eli-cottonwood/. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
- "Four WWE Releases, Including International Talents". PWInsider. http://www.pwinsider.com/article/69291/four-wwe-releases-including-international-talents.html?p=1. Retrieved 2013-11-16.