Lance Mikes grew up in Manchester, England. His family wasn't well off but they managed to get by. Lance took a liking to wrestling during high school but wasn't actually able to train until he joined college. He trained at NWA: Hammerlock Wrestling in England whiles he studied college. He already knew at this point he was going to be a wrestling.
He travelled the world after finishing training at the age of 18. He studied and trained all around the world, learning his trade in Japan, England and America.