Dylan James grew up in a small town called West Seneca in Buffalo,NY. His childhood was filled with not many memories but a loving family. He grew up with one fraternal twin brother and a 3 year older sister. As twin brothers, Dylan and his brother Josh were always fighting over friends as they both hung around the same people. All this stress made Dylan want to perk up, and get better than his brother so thuss, he changed his looks, personality, and activness and turned into a whole different person. In High School, Dylan decided to try the wrestling team which he excelled at. After 3 years in high school, DJ made the tough decision of dropping out of school a year early and going to OSPW (Old School Pro Wrestling) School in Buffalo. From there, he was found by a new federation called The Sanctuary.