Nick Wayne - PROGRESS Wrestling
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Nick Wayne

Nick Wayne - PROGRESS Wrestling

The Journey

Nick Wayne, is an American professional wrestler signed to AEW. Nick is a third generation wrestler who was trained by his father, wrestling legend Buddy Wayne in Seattle, Washington. He made his professional wrestling debut in 2018 at the age of 13. Currently, Nick Wayne is 18 years old. 

When Nick Wayne turned 18, he became the youngest wrestler to compete and sign with All Elite Wrestling and made his AEW debut against Swerve Strickland coming out with another former PROGRESS Wrestling alumni Darby Allin .

AEW Nick Wayne Wrestler at PROGRESS Wrestling. Nick Wayne vs Callum Newman

Nick Wayne has quickly become one of the most-talked-about wrestlers in 2023. He is known for his high-flying acrobatic style and puts on highly intensive matches featuring high-risk moves and non-stop action that always captivates the audience.

Nick is the youngest DEFY Wrestling World Champion, having held the belt for 56 days. He is also the GCW Tag Team Champion alongside his tag team partner Jordan Oliver.

In July 2022, Nick Wayne made his European Wrestling debut at PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 136 – 24/7 at the age of 17. Nick Wayne’s PROGRESS Wrestling debut was a major success and he competed against Robbie X after Swerve Strickland pulled out due to injury.

At Chapter 150, When The Man Comes Around, Nick Wayne faced Callum Newman showcasing a battle of the two most impressive teenage wrestlers in the world today. The match received a standing ovation from the PROGRESS fans in the Electric Ballroom and to this day it is still talked about regularly by the PROGRESS Wrestling Community as one of the best matches in recent history at the Ballroom.

In 2023, Nick Wayne made PROGRESS Wrestling history by becoming the youngest Super Strong Style 16 entrant. In the first round of the tournament, Nick Wayne beat Robbie X to advance to the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals he faced Kid Lykos in an intense match-up which led to his first loss within PROGRESS.

Even before turning 18, Nick has already made PROGRESS Wrestling history & we are sure he will continue to thrive & hit new landmarks with PROGRESS Wrestling in the near future.


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All Elite Wrestling AEW Star Nick Wayne made his European debut at PROGRESS Wrestling in 2022. Wrestler Nick Wayne is ranked 212 in the PWI Top 500 Wrestlers of 2022. Nick Wayne has also been a champion in Defy Wrestling and GCW Game Changer Wrestling.

Nick Wayne, a rising star in the world of professional wrestling, made his European debut at PROGRESS Wrestling’s Chapter 136 event titled “24/7.” Originally scheduled to face Swerve Strickland, Nick found himself in an electrifying matchup against Robbie X. This showcased his versatility and ability to adapt to any opponent.

Throughout his career in PROGRESS Wrestling, Nick has faced off against top talents, including Callum Newman at PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 150: “When the Man Comes Around.” These matches have highlighted his determination and tenacity in the ring.

Continuing his momentum, Nick recently participated in Super Strong Style 16, where he showcased his skills against formidable opponents like Robbie X and Kid Lykos. These matches solidified his reputation as an exciting and talented competitor.

Nick also made his debut for AEW (All Elite Wrestling), accompanied onto the stage by the enigmatic Darby Allin. This debut marked a significant milestone in his career, as he ventured onto a global stage to compete against Swerve Strickland.

Hailing from a wrestling lineage, with his father being the well-known Pacific Northwest wrestler Buddy Wayne, Nick is regarded as one of the youngest wrestling superstars in the world. His achievements include holding the Defy Championship and claiming titles in GCW (Game Changer Wrestling), further establishing his reputation as a formidable force in the industry.

With his impressive skills, youthful charisma, and the support of a dedicated fanbase, Nick Wayne continues to make waves in the wrestling world. As he continues to evolve and compete against top talent, the sky’s the limit for this rising star.

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