Fighter will defend championship on AEW Dynamite days after his 18th birthday | #wwe #Aew | The USA Print

Nick Wayne

Nick Wayne

At the DEFY Wrestling event on April 8, 17-year-old Nick Wayne defeated Shane Strickland to win the DEFY World Championship.

After the fight, Strickland grabbed a microphone and announced that he will be Wayne’s first AEW opponent on the edition of Dynamite on July 12 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, just one day after Wayne’s 18th birthday.

In February 2022, Wayne signed a “developmental” contract with AEW when I was 16 years old. Tony Khan previously stated that Darby Allin helped put Wayne on his radar and agreed to let him compete in AEW once he reaches legal adulthood.

Since then, the rising star has been active on the independent scene in promotions like DEFY and Game Changer Wrestling.

Nick is the son of Buddy Wayne, a former wrestler who made sporadic appearances in WWF and WCW, among other territories. He passed away when Nick was 11 years old, but because he had a wrestling school, Nick was always familiar with being around a ring since his childhood.

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