|Birth name||Damien Wayne Kostyal|
December 18, 1971 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Damien Wayne
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Billed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|Billed from||Hampton, Virginia|
|Trained by||Phil Brown
|Debut||August 10, 2002|
Damien Wayne Kostyal (born December 18, 1971), better known by his ring name Damien Wayne, is an American professional wrestler. He is the current and 3-time holder of the NWA National Heavyweight Championship and former holder of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship. He is a former AIWF World Heavyweight Champion.
In his personal time, Damien enjoys re-living "the old school days," and getting his daily news from Internet memes.
Professional wrestling career
Wayne made his debut August 10, 2002, teaming with T.E. Brown against then VCW Tag Team Champions Greg Steel and Idol X.
Wayne made his Dangerous Adrenaline Wrestling Gladiators (DAWG) debut February 19, 2011, retaining the NWA Continental Championship against Vordell Walker. On May 14, 2011, at Squared Circle Wrestling Alliance in Eden, North Carolina, Damien Wayne defeated Chance Prophet for the DAWG Championship. He has gone on to defend the championship 50 times to date in Eight separate states, to challengers such as Julio Dinero, Johnny Calzone, DJ Hyde, Vordell Walker, Kahagas, Cueball Carmichael, Gunner, CW Anderson & Marty Jannetty.
On November 2, 2012, Wayne was involved in an eight-way elimination match for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The final two competitors consisted of Wayne and longtime rival Chance Prophet. NWA National Heavyweight Champion Kahagas then inserted himself into the match. From this distraction, Wayne was able to eliminate Prophet, but would go on to be defeated by Kahagas.
Damien's 1001-day DAWG Championship reign was ended on February 8, 2014 by Dirty Money on a NECW event in Beverly, Mass.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- "Mid-Atlantic Bad Ass"
- "Mr. Mid-Atlantic"
- "Black Diamond"
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments
- Allied Independent Wrestling Federations
- AIWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- America's Most Liked Wrestling
- Dangerous Adrenaline Wrestling Gladiators
- DAWG Championship (1 time, longest reign)
- G.O.U.G.E. Wrestling
- G.O.U.G.E. North Carolina Championship (1 time, current)
- NWA CIW
- NWA Midwest Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) — with Lance Erikson
- NWA EDGE
- NWA National Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- NWA Fusion/NWA Virginia
- NWA Virginia Heavyweight Championship/NWA Continental Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- NWA Virginia Tag Team Championship (1 time) — with Mike Booth
- King of the Mid-Atlantic Tournament (2010)
- NWA Pro
- NWA Smoky Mountain
- NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) —with Lance Erikson
- NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling
- NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) —with Lance Erikson
- NWA United States Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) — with Lance Erikson
- Old School Federation
- OSF Championship (1 time, current)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Squared Circle Wrestling Alliance
- SCWA Championship (1 time, current)
- Vanguard Championship Wrestling
- VCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- VCW Tag Team Championship (2 times) —with Mike Booth
- VCW United States Liberty Championship (1 time, current)
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2013-08-22.