JD Drake made his AEW debut in February, taking on Eddie Kingston on AEW Dark.
Drake had become one of the top names on the independent scene, most notably through his work with EVOLVE. Since making his debut on AEW Dark, Drake has regularly found himself on the program, not only in matches, but coming together with Ryan Nemeth, Cezar Bononi, and Peter Avalon at The Wingmen.
Speaking on The Spanish Announce Table, Drake discussed how the group came together.
"It's completely random and makes 100% complete sense. Life is weird. You come across friends sometimes that don't necessarily look the same as you or have the same culture. I met Cezar back in February 2020 when I went to the Performance Center and wrestled on NXT's house show loop. I meet Ryan Nemeth and the first thing I think is, 'this guy is a goof. Ryan Nemeth is an absolute goof.' I had yet to meet Peter. I'm at my third trip to AEW and Tony [Khan] comes up to me and says, 'Hey, you ever met Ryan Nemeth?' 'Yes.' 'What do you think about him?' 'I like him.' 'Cool, get to know him a little more.' It just happened organically I hung out with him, Cezar, and then Peter came in and it all started to click. It wasn't anything out of left field or crazy. We hung out in the back, had a good time, and started talking shit to each other. It translated well on camera," he said.
Drake competed on Monday's episode of AEW Dark: Elevation against Jungle Boy.
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