I definitely remember hearing the 10 years in the business comment too, in comparison to Lio Rush having only a year and a half or something. I first noticed the risky stuff he was doing when Janela faced Rush at Cage Of Death. Some really brutal spots.I don't remember the specific match, just that one spot. I agree that he's doing stuff he doesn't need to in order to make a name for himself, but the same can be said for most of the guys on the indies. A while ago he wrestled a match against an invisible man, and he's a rare breed of Junior Heavyweight that actually has a character/persona that goes beyond being a guy who can do flippy stuff. He could probably do pretty good for himself on that character alone.
I could be wrong but I feel like he's already over 25. I remember one of his matches, the commentators mentioned that he's been around for 10 years but only just now making a name for himself.