Daniels started wrestling while in high school winning a few tournaments during his time in secondary education. After high school, he went to a wrestling school in Canada. After graduating, he got a job with a promoter to wrestle in Japan and did that for 8 years. He was taking under wing of a few wrestlers that trained him more during his eight years. His ticket to fame was the amount of death matches he had and other various highly injuring matches. He was sent home after an injury would keep him out of action and out of a job as his contract was not renewed. He did a few shows in the United States to various Indy promotions until a road agent for LPW offered him a contract.