One of the things that Joey Janela’s series of shows, from Spring Break to Lost in New York, and now to this Friday’s LA Confidential (all produced by New Jersey’s Game Changer Wrestling), all have in common is not just the inclusion of legends like Marty Jannetty, D’Lo Brown, Glacier and The Great Sasuke, but the breakout stars they’ve helped push. This year alone, the series has helped make PCO (aka former 3x WWE Tag Team Champion Quebecer Pierre) and Southern indie wrestler Marko Stunt into two of the biggest breakout names of 2018. It’s with this mentality to cultivate and expose new talent that Joey Janela announced another match for this Friday’s event, that will see GCW regular and bad-ass Tony Deppen face one of the West Coast’s emerging young stars in 21-year old Jungle Boy.
I’m not finished yet…. This guy is so fresh he doesn’t even have a twitter..
Will Jungle boy follow the likes of @PCOQuebecer and @MarkoStunt into Independent Wrestling super stardom? He’s Wrestling one of one of the most underrated @Tony_Deppen ??https://t.co/4xMw8CThuf pic.twitter.com/G9JcteeOAW
— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) November 14, 2018
As Nate Coy, he made his debut as an 18-year old in 2015, working with Los Angeles’ Underground Empire Wrestling (UEW), where he continued to develop throughout 2016. Working alongside West Coast vets like Peter Avalon, Human Tornado, and more, by the end of the year, he captured the UEW West Coast Bruiser Cup 2016. By 2017, he moved on to All Pro Wrestling (APW), where he’s currently the APW Junior Heavyweight Champion, and more popularly known as Jungle Boy.
He’s worked several other California indies as well, including Revolution Pro Wrestling USA (RPW), Maverick Pro, and Gold Rush Pro Wrestling (GRPW), and has even worked for Ultimo Dragon‘s promotion Toryumon Mexico, competing at DragonMania XIII this May in Arena Mexico.
If the name Nate Coy sounds familiar though, you may recall a story a few years back when he was just starting out, when his famous father was photographed cheering him at UEW in his early days. That man just happens to be former Beverly Hills 90210 alumn Luke Perry.