Payne as EAW New Breed Champion in July 2018
|Birth name||Kevin Alexander Payne|
|Born||February 10th, 1988 (age 30) |
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
|Resides||New York City, New York, USA|
|Spouse(s)||Peyton Payne (m. 2011)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Xander Payne|
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.8 m)|
|Billed weight||255 lb (115.6 kg)|
|Billed from||Brampton, Ontario, Canada|
|Trained by||Jonah Laine|
Kevin Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1988), better known by the ring name Xander Payne, is a Canadian professional wrestler signed to Elite Answers Wrestling where he performs on the Voltage brand.
Professional wrestling career
As a young naive teenager, Xander had an interest in getting participated in the professional wrest
ling game. With the assistance of one of independent wrestling's most accomplished veteran (also his father) Jonah Payne. Payne was passionate about teaching Xander the basics of professional wrestling as he established a wrestling ring in their backyard. In the backyard, Xander took his first bump and learned the basics of wrestling. Xander’s first wrestling match was in an armoury in front of a crowd of fifty spectators, which was unsuccessful as he lost.
Independent circuit (2003-2018)
Elite Answers Wrestling (2018-present)
Debut (April 2018)
As he was trained by his father Jonah Laine, he grew more and more passionate about the concept of professional wrestling which led him to joining local independent companies where he would dominate and obtain championship gold. With his notable accomplishments in the independent circuit, his career was noticed by REVOLT! Pro Combat scouts, which reported him as a must-sign wrestler. Once Xander was a free agent, he was presented with a REVOLT! Pro Combat contract, however due to the merge with EAW, his contract was substituted with an EAW contract.
Xander’s first televised match under the tutelage of Elite Answers Wrestling was against the ambitious Sid Alpha, which was successful. As an elitist under the Voltage brand he would go on to compete in several matches before Fighting Spirit, which was an event where he obtained an opportunity for the EAW New Breed Championship, defeating Ryan Wilson.
New Breed Champion (June 2018-present)
Upon defeating Ryan Wilson at Voltage exclusive FPV Fighting Spirit, he stormed into the general manager’s office demanding to challenge for the EAW New Breed Championship at the grandest stage of them all, Pain For Pride, or as Payne would call it, Payne For Pride. After shifting through weeks of excitement, Xander would walk into Pain For Pride 11 for a EAW New Breed Championship match against Damon Diesel, Alex Bowden, and the champion at that time, The Revenant. With the help of an eye poke, Payne would connect with the Pop-Up Powerbomb finisher on Alex Bowden, pinning him down to win the EAW New Breed Championship for the first time in his career.
During his prior independent circuit career to Elite Answers Wrestling, Xander Payne encountered his current wife, Peyton Bradshaw, settling with her. The two got married in 2011, welcoming two children into their family, a son and a daughter. Xander also has a long-term relationship with his father, who adopted him at a very young age. His father was one of the founding fathers of the foundations of Payne's wrestling career alongside with Xander Payne's brother, who was involved in a successful tag team with Payne.
- Finishing moves
- Paynekiller (Package Piledriver)
- Pop Up Powerbomb
- Signature moves
- Bloody Nose (Discus Palm Strike directly at the nose)
- Falgoroshi (Falcon arrow onto knee)
- Overdose (Canadian rack into a knee strike)
- "New Breed God" (used during EAW New Breed Championship run: June 2018 - Sept 22, 2018 )
- "Tag Team God" (used during EAW Tag Team Championship run: April 2019 - )
- Entrance themes
- "It Follows" by Cane Hill (April 2018-present)
Championships and accomplishments
Elite Answers Wrestling
- EAW New Breed Championship (1 time)
- EAW Tag Team Championship (1 time)