Luke Perry sadly died before getting to see his professional wrestler son Jack make his TV debut in the sport. The 22-year-old goes by the ring name “Jungle Boy” Nate Coy for All Elite Wrestling, and now that AEW is coming to TNT October 2nd, he’ll be wrestling every week live on TV. His dad passed away on March 4 at the age of 52 following a massive stroke and Jack wishes his dad could have lived to see his professional “dream” come true.
“For me this is the first time it has happened for me and that I will be on TV wrestling and this is it and this is the moment where I have succeeded. It is a dream and I am sure for me and my family it will be a real emotional thing. It’s the thing I have dreamed about my whole life and it is here right now,” Jack tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Its kind of surreal and kind of crazy, but I am really excited that this is where it is and at this time, this group and it just feel right.”
Jack has his dad’s same handsome face and enviable head of hair, which he wears long and curly. With his good looks, he could easily follow in his dad’s acting footsteps. While that could happen one day, he’s living his dream as a professional wrestler.
“I think I have a lot of stuff that I am interested in and that I would like to pursue in the future but right now wrestling has taken over my life, it is my life right now. You know I guess originally I thought that might not be a great thing, but I am so excited to be all about this so this is pretty much where it is for me right now!” he explains.