How much is WWE Drake Younger’s net worth? The American professional wrestling referee has an estimated net worth of US$1,13 million. He is also a retired wrestler who currently works for WWE’s developmental territory NXT. He has also wrestled for multiple independent promotions like Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Combat Zone Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA and so on.
What is the real name of Drake Younger?
His real name is Drake Wuertz. He uses his real name while he is refereeing.
How old is Drake Wuertz?
He was born on September 10, 1984, which makes his age be 37 years old as of 2021.
Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States
When did he retire from wrestling?
He retired from wrestling on April 27, 2014. On the July 10, 2014, episode of NXT, he made his television debut as a referee.
Wuertz’s height and weight
He has an average height of 5 feet and 9 inches or 1,75 m. his billed weight is recorded as 82 kilograms or 180 pounds. He was billed from Indianapolis, Indiana by way of the R.A.A.G.E Dojo.
Is Drake Younger married? Who is his wife?
Retired professional wrestler Drake Younger is a married man. He is having a happy conjugal life with his wife named Valerie Wuertz. They tied their knot in 2002.
How many children does he have?
Wuertz with his wife is blessed with two children.
Who has influenced him for wrestling?
He developed an interest in wrestling from his early age being influenced by wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart. At the age of eight, he went to attend WrestleMania VIII which took place on April 5, 1992. He is also highly influenced by wrestlers like Mic Foley and Sabu.
He joined Crazy Ass Wrestling in his early wrestling career. With Indianapolis natives Diehard, Scotty Vortekz, xOMGx and Cliff Crunk, he joined R.A.A.G.E. Dojo being trained by American Kickboxer.
Insanity Pro Wrestling
He lost to “Diehard” Dustin Lee in March 2006 in his return to Insanity Pro Wrestling. He was able to take revenge by defeating Dustin Lee in the 1st round in a cage match at IWA Mid-South’s King of the Deathmatch tournament. He lost to JC Bailey in round 2. He faced Carlton Kaz for the IPW Grand Heavyweight Championship and successfully got victorious on January 5, 2008. He also won IPW World Heavyweight Championship which he lost in a Dog Collar Match to Jon Moxley.
Combat Zone Wrestling
He made breaking news after debuting for Combat Zone Wrestling in July 2006. He participated in the fifth annual Tournament of Death where he lasted to the finals but got eliminated by Nick Gage. In 2007, he turned the TOD 6 Champion. He also defeated Nick Gage in a “Tangled Web” Deathmatch on July 12, 2008, making him become the CZW World Heavyweight Championship. He was also holding the CZW Ultraviolent Underground Championship at that time making him a dual champion. He gave his CZW Ultraviolent Underground title to Danny Havoc in October 2008. He also lost his CZW World Heavyweight title at High Stakes 4 – Sky’s The Limit on January 30, 2010.
He teamed with Eddie Kingston at Swinging For The Fences on April 10, 2010, to defeat The Best Around making them turn the CZW World Tag Team Champions. He made his farewell appearances for CZW after signing with WWE on April 12, 2014. He has set a record of being the only wrestler to hold both the Tournament Of Death and the Best Of The Best Tournament. He was seen making his return to CZW where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame on February 13, 2016.
He appeared as a backstage worker on the August 16, 2013 episode of SmackDown. During that segment, he was bullied by Ryback who also attacked him. It was announced that he had officially signed with WWE in March 2014. He made his entry as a referee on the July 10, 2014 episode of NXT. He has been refereeing multiple NXT events like TakeOvers and TV tapings. He has also worked as a referee for WrestleMania 34 which took place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 8, 2018.