Nick Wayne speaks about his father's influence on his career, wants to write a book one day

Originally published at Nick Wayne speaks about his father's influence on his career

Nick Wayne is hoping to write a book about his life when he’s around the age of 30.

Last month, at a DEFY Wrestling event in Seattle, Washington, Darby Allin offered Nick Wayne a contract on behalf of All Elite Wrestling. Wayne is 16 years of age and it was later clarified by F4WOnline that it is an apprenticeship deal.

He was the latest guest on ‘Your Story’ with Mike Wexler and Nick spoke about losing his father, Buddy Wayne, when he was 11 years old. Nick credits his father for getting him invested into wrestling and training him at an early age.

So my father, all my life, like I said earlier, had the wrestling school up since I was a little baby. Me always consistently being around wresting and like I have these memories, towards the last few years before he passed away. He unfortunately passed away a few years ago when I was 11 years old. I have these memories where I’d be so small, he’d sit on a recliner chair and I was small enough to fit on the arm of the chair and I’d watch on a computer with him. I’d watch lucha libre, like AAA or CMLL and he’s the reason why I fell in love with wrestling and he taught me everything I know today. He’s the one who trained me to become a professional wrestler and when I was 11 at the time, I never had a match before, at least in front of a crowd and once he passed away, I felt so lost. I was like, ‘What am I gonna do?’ You know, I no longer have a father figure for the rest of my life and my trainer is now gone. I was like so lost. I was like, ‘What do I do?’ And then, it was crazy actually because two months after he passed away is when I had my first match. So unfortunately, he never got to see me live; have a first match but I know every time I step in the ring, he’s up above there with me, you know? So I give him credit for everything I know today. Everything I do in the ring today, I give credit to him. Yeah, my whole love for professional wrestling, I fell in love with it because of him. He’s the reason I do this sport. I do this sport because I wanna continue his legacy and the last name ‘Wayne’. So I give him credit for everything I know today.

Nick is hoping to keep his momentum rolling. He feels that he has a good story to tell and once he’s gained more experience, he plans to write a book around the age of 30. Within sharing that, he said he is proud of what he’s been able to accomplish so far.

Very much so . Yes. I think from just right now, from training, from nine years old to wrestling on these big shows at 16, that’s just like a seven year long stretch. Just in those seven years, I feel like I have a very special and heart touching story. From not knowing I was going to be on these top shows on the independents a month before doing it to doing it every weekend. From what I said earlier, at 11 years old, losing my trainer and my father at 11 years old, still being a child, you know? I feel like it’s all such a special story and the goal is hopefully when I’m around like 30, maybe a little past 30 is I can write a book about my entire experience in professional wrestling so far. I feel like it’s like — by then especially, it’ll be like a very great story that could fill out an entire book that I’ll publish out to the world and that’s the goal for sure but yes, to answer your question, I’m proud of what I’ve done so far. My goal is to just keep this momentum going throughout the years, throughout 2022, 2023 and on, you know? So, yeah.

Last week at DEFY 50, Wayne went one-on-one with SW3RVE. Nick competed in a total of four matches over the course of last weekend, one of which was at GCW ‘Welcome To Heartbreak’.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit ‘My Story with Mike Wexler’ with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.