FIRST ANNUAL 30 WRESTLERS UNDER 30 TO WATCH – DANNY DUGGAN
Apr 30, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
22. Danny Duggan
Danny Warren began his wrestling journey at the age of 12 years old at the infamous Chalmers Community Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba carrying wrestler’s ring gear to the locker room before the match began. Eager to learn the business he took up local wrestling booker Mike Davidson’s offer to learn the duties of a professional wrestling referee something he would do beginning at the age of 14 years old. It wasn’t long after, at 15 years old, just a little over 2 months shy of his 16th birthday he had his first professional wrestling match for a local organization, River City Wrestling.
Originally under the tutelage of wrestling veteran “Tomahawk” Gene Swan he then began to go on the road at the young age of 16 for the touring Canadian Wrestling Federation. It was just a year after that he began securing bookings in the United States and by the age of 20 had competed in a vast majority of the states and many provinces.
In 2005 Danny took the opportunity to train under former TNA X Division Champion and graduate of the infamous Hart Family Dungeon “Hotshot” Johnny Devine in who he credits for really opening up his eyes and mind to the professional business and his success that followed.
In 2009 at just 21 years old he launched Canadian Wrestling’s Elite a company that still exists five years later that has gone to operate in over 3 provinces featuring dozens of former World renown television and international stars and that produces an hourly weekly television program that airs across Canada for going on 70 weeks as of this writing.
At 26 years old and an impressive 11 years into the business Danny is really hitting his stride as a full time professional wrestler and promoter very frequently booked across the continent and abroad.
Many notable opponents include “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Tatanka, Yoshihiro Tajiri, Hardcore Holly, DH Smith, Gangrel, Little Guido, Raven, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, Gene Snitsky, Big Vito, Shawn Daivari, Matt Striker, Kevin Thorn, Emma, Tyler Breeze, Rik Victor, Colt Cabana, “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce, Nigel McGuiness, Roderick Strong, Jimmy Jacobs, Michael Elgin, Kenny Omega, Teddy Hart, KUSHIDA, and Manabu Soya.
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite Champion x2
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite Tag Team Champion w/Kenny Omega
CWE/123Approved.ca Open Rules Champion
Steel Domain Wrestling Northern States Champion (Current)
Elite Wrestling Heavyweight Champion (North Dakota- Current)
Premier Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/”The Epic” Don Douglas
River City Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Don Douglas
River City Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/JC Derksen
NWA/Canadian Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Champion
NWA/Canadian Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champion
2005 Action Wrestling Entertainment King Of The Canadian Indies Battle Royal Winner
Real Canadian Wrestling Mid Heavyweight Champion