Although there are those who debate the legitimacy of professional wrestling as a sport, there is no doubt about its status as a form of entertainment. Through its popularity, it has made stars of various personalities who have become globally recognized names, such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Cena, and a few more others. Another popular wrestling personality is Daniel Marshall Wheeler, who is more famously known as Dash Wilder.
Dash Wilder is a wrestler signed on to the biggest wrestling promotion company in the business, WWE and he is a famed member of one of its popular groups, The Revival, which performs under the sub-WWE brand, Raw. Wilder has been a wrestler since 2005 and in this article, we explore his career and every other interesting fact about him.
Dash Wilder Biography
He was born Daniel Marshall Wheeler but we have come to know him and fall in love with him as Dash Wilder. He was born on the 17th of May, 1978 in Asheville, North Carolina.
As far as his background goes, there is plenty we are yet to learn of Dash Wilder but he kicked off his wrestling career in 2005, at the age of 18 when he began to compete in independent wrestling circuits, starting out with the name, Steven Walters.
During his early days as a wrestler, Dash Wilder wrestled for promotion companies like NWA Anarchy, OMEGA Championship Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA, All-Star Wrestling and a few more others. While competing in the independent circuit, Dash Wilder was a budding star who boasted of victories such as the NWA Anarchy Television Championship and Tag Team Championship.
He performed in independent circuits for nine years before he joined the big leagues, signing on with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2014. At WWE, he became Dash Wilder and began a tag team relationship with fellow wrestler, Scott Dawson, and they are now known as The Revival but started out as The Mechanics.
For WWE, Dash Wilder performed under the NXT brand, going on to win NXT Tag Team Championships multiple times. Dash Wilder then joined one of WWE’s popular brands, Raw in April 2016, performing alongside Scott Dawson in a tag team match against The New Day.
Over the course of his time in the WWE, Dash Wilder has suffered a couple of injuries, including a fractured jaw but he has kept his place on the active roster of the biggest wrestling brand in the world through hard work and his popularity. He has gone to make appearances in Survivor Series, SummerSlam, WrestleMania and has fought high profile matches against Roman Reigns, Curt Hawkins, and Zack Ryder.
Wilder has spent his career in WWE as part of The Revival and has recorded achievements like winning the Raw Tag Team Championship two times, the NXT Year-End Award two times for Match of the Year and Tag Team of the Year and he has been ranked in the top 500 singles wrestlers by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
Dash Wilder’s Net Worth
According to an analysis of the WWE salary scale, the average wrestler in the promotion company earns between $500 thousand to $1 million per year. We cannot determine the exact salary of Dash Wilder although some reports put him at the lower end of the scale at $500 thousand. As a result, we do not have his exact net worth but it is projected to be well into six figures.
Is He Married, Who is The Wife?
Wrestling is a dangerous sport, and along with its time-consuming schedule, can be challenging for wrestlers looking to raise a family, although there isn’t a shortage of wrestlers who find a way to make it work.
Unfortunately, Dash Wilder is not one of them. Certainly, not publicly as he is not known to be a married man and hasn’t been publicly involved with any known woman. There are no indications or confirmations that Dash Wilder is gay but the absence of known girlfriends has given rise to rumors about his sexuality.
Wrestlers do not necessarily have to be the tallest in the room, but they do have to have considerable height along with physically imposing body shape. At a height of 5 feet 10 inches, a body weight of 101kg, and ripped abs and distinctive pecs, Dash Wilder certainly fits the wrestler profile. His physical profile also includes a couple of tattoos, along with light brown hair and beard.