Maybe an hour ago I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook and I noticed that there was a story on Drake Younger aka Drake Wuertz. To my surprise the story was posted on WWE.com which highlighted Drake's time as a death match wrestler on the independent circuit. The fact that WWE posted this story is extremely surprising because they never talk about a member of their rosters past, because usually it's something Vince likes to recreate them from the ground up. Also it has something to do with the fact that the WWE does mention anyone because they are in bubble where only they exist and nobody else does. However, whatever the reason I am extremely happy they gave Drake the opportunity to tell his story.
If I could just pick one thing to tell someone who has never heard of Drake Younger what Drake's best quality is...... I would say that it is Drake always has a smile on his face and you can tell he absolutely loves what he does and you can see his passion every time he is that ring. Though Drake may not be an active wrestler anymore after the blood sweat and tears he spilled all over the US, Japan, & Europe getting a job at WWE could have been better ending to that story. Congrats Drake you deserve everything you have earned and I for one as a fan long time fan of yours am extremely happy for you. Below is an excerpt from the WWE Article feel free to follow the link provided to view the full article:
"“Drake is very happy-go-lucky, very positive and very smiley,” Ambrose said. “You would never think he could mix it up in such intense duels with the ugly, crazy characters that we were often in the ring with.”So, how does such a positive person end up competing in some of the most brutal matches ever concocted?
Wuertz grew up in Indiana watching hours of wrestling every Saturday morning. A self-described Hulkamaniac through and through, he often went to see Hulk Hogan and the rest of the WWE crew at the Market Square Arena. However, as he got older, he stumbled upon a new, more visceral type of grappling."
Considering the WWE article of course doesn't mention any of the companies he was a part of by name which shouldn't be shock bearing in mind I don't remember WWE ever talking about someone's past in wrestling especially a ref. With that being the case bear with me for a second as I give you piece of history and show you something from Drake's past. Drake has a history with companies like WXW in Germany, CZW in Philly, PWG in California, IWA-MS in the South, and many other companies. The video below is Drake talking about some his many injuries he sustained during his days as a death match wrestler. Below is a video with Drake talking to the future NXT World Champion: