Damien Wayne Kostyal (December 18, 1971), better known by his ring name Damien Wayne, is an American professional wrestler. He is a former 2 time holder of the NWA National Heavyweight Championship and former holder of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship. He is currently the Dangerous Adrenaline Wrestling Gladiators Champion.
Professional wrestling career
Wayne made his NWA 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 NWA 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.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- "Mid-Atlantic Bad Ass"
- "Mr. Mid-Atlantic"
- "Black Diamond"
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments
- 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)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #301 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2013
- Vanguard Championship Wrestling