Adrian Street came from a coal mining family in Brynmawr, Wales. Before he was one year old, his father, Emrys Street, was conscripted into WWII.
"It was a way to get attention. But I was also purposely painting a target on my back because I knew the other wrestlers would resent it – and I wanted them to bring their best fight.”
Working as a heel, Street would often come to the ring accompanied by security. Even with protection, Street often found himself fighting his way out of a building after defeating a local hero.