Derek’s love of professional wrestling began in 2013 when fellow Wrestleboy Esai made him watch WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view with him. Derek hated the experience until a wrestler named CM Punk came out. Derek was drawn to CM Punk’s unbelievable charisma and the fact that he liked the same music and other things that Derek likes. Slowly, Derek started watching wrestling here and there until we started Genuine Wrestleboys. At that time he dove in head first and has never looked back. On the podcast, he frequently stands in as the voice of new fans wanting to learn more about professional wrestling.