Born Steven Haworth, the future Nigel McGuinness made a decision at age 14 to become a pro wrestler. Growing up in England, he had the opportunity to attend Summerslam 1992 at Wembley Stadium, with Ultimate Warrior face paint in tow. He relocated to the United States in pursuit of his dream and learned the ropes through Les Thatacher in September 1998. A year later, he made his ring debut as Nigel McGuinness, and used that name throughout his entire career (save for his stint in TNA as "Desmond Wolfe"). He gained his biggest success in Ring of Honor, holding the World title for 545 days, with a ROH tying record 38 title defenses. Many of them against perhaps his biggest foe, Bryan Danielson, who WWE fans now know as Daniel Bryan.