Nick Gage 'MDK' meaning explained: Wrestler makes AEW debut at Fyter Fest Night 2

Joshua Rogers July 22, 2021

Fans’ favourite GCW wrestler Nick Gage made his AEW debut at Fyter Fest Night 2, setting up a NO DQ Match with Chris Jericho. He is known as a brutal and often violent wrestler, and the meaning of Nick Gage’s MDK further reveals that.

Who is Nick Gage?

Nicholas Wilson is an American professional wrestler, better known under his ring name Nick Gage.

Gage is best known for wrestling with Game Changer Wrestling, where he is currently GCW World Champion. He is also well known for his work on the American deathmatch and independent scenes.

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Gage is the only man to win the “big three” of deathmatch tournaments: CZW’s Tournament Of Death, IWA’s King Of The Deathmatch, and GCW’s Tournament Of Survival.

Gage’s popularity spiked in 2021, largely after being the subject of an episode of Vice TV’s docuseries Dark Side Of The Ring.

He has made headlines through his feuds with Jon Moxley and more recently Matt Cardona.

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Gage was involved in a bank robbery in late 2010

In April 2011, Nick Gage was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree bank robbery.

He was ultimately released in 2016.

He makes his AEW debut on Dynamite: Fyter Fest

On Wednesday (21 July), Nick Gage made his AEW debut at Fyter Fest (Night Two).

With a pizza cutter in hand, he made his way on to the stage as MJF announced he’d be Chris Jericho’s next opponent in the Labour Of Jericho series (which takes place next week at Fight For The Fallen).

It’ll be a No DQ Match, and afterwards Jericho said he’d be bringing out his Painmaker persona from NJPW.

Gage took to Twitter to respond to both his AEW debut and the match announcement.

“Thanks everybody. I got nothing new to say that I haven’t already told you. I do this s*** for my fans. It’s real,” Gage wrote. “I got no family, you’re all I got left in this world and (the) only reason I’m still here.”

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What is the meaning of MDK?

Gage is pretty much the king of ultraviolent wrestling.

His brutal, and often bloody, brand of wrestling has made him a legend among certain wrestling groups, who he refers to as his MDK gang.

The meaning of Nick Gage’s MDK is Murder Death Kill, and serves as a movement for his legion of fans to rally around him.

His move into the mainstream for AEW is certainly a bold one, and one that’s sure to create excitement around the brand.

Nick Gage’s net worth

Nick Gage has made decent career earnings as a wrestler.

Nick Gage’s net worth is estimated to be be between $1-5million.

Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.