|Joaquin Wilde Quick Info
|5 ft 7 in
|Date of Birth
|October 5, 1986
Joaquin Wilde is an American professional wrestler who has performed on the SmackDown brand as well as has been a member of the Latino World Order. He has also worked for many other promotions such as Major League Wrestling (MLW), Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), and DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT). Also, he is a former two-time X Division Champion and one-time World Tag Team Champion with Andrew Everett.
Joaquin Wilde, DJZ, DJ Zema, Michael Montecarlo, Shiima Xion, Zema Ion
Los Angeles, California, United States
Orlando, Florida, United States
Joaquin Wilde studied at Oak Glen High School, a public high school near New Cumberland, West Virginia. He then got enrolled at West Virginia University (WVU) and majored in journalism.
Afterward, he received training to become a professional wrestler.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
82 kg or 180.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joaquin Wilde has dated –
- Rebecca Schott (2017-Present) – He started going out with Rebecca Schott in the year 2017 and the duo tied the knot in October 2019. They were blessed with their first child together, a daughter named Raquel Marlena Paris, in 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
Joaquin Wilde is of Filipino descent.
Joaquin Wilde Facts
- He was raised by a single mother.
- He was 15 years old when he won a contest in 2002 which was to design the first logo for Ring of Honor, which the promotion eventually used until 2004.
- Under trainers Super Hentai, Shirley Doe, and Glenn Spectre, Joaquin Wilde started training to become a professional wrestler at the Coalition of Competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2003. After training for 14 months, he made his debut on August 21, 2004, as Shiima Xion (the “first Filipino male model of wrestling”) against Jason Gory in Wheeling, West Virginia for Black Diamond Wrestling.
- Soon after he turned 18 years of age, he started competing regularly for the International Wrestling Cartel as well as making appearances in Chikara, Far North Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Unplugged.
- On November 6, 2004, he made his International Wrestling Cartel debut in Munhall, Pennsylvania, losing to Jason Gory (who also made his IWC debut that night).
- On May 3, 2008, Joaquin Wilde made his Desastre Total Ultraviolento debut in Mexico City, Mexico in a tag match with Joe Lider against El Generico and Crazy Boy.
- After a benign tumor was discovered in his bladder during an emergency appendectomy, he started a GiveForward campaign in May 2013 in order to raise money to help pay to remove the tumor.
- He suffered a “colon-related health scare” on April 5, 2017, after a 450° splash from Laredo Kid during a match for The Crash in Mexico City caused a ruptured colon and internal bleeding. He was forced into emergency surgery and the doctors gave him a 20% chance of having to use a colostomy bag for the rest of his life. Following a successful surgery, he returned to the ring two months later at an International Wrestling Cartel show which he lost to Adam Cole. However, he missed several bookings due to the injury which resulted in thousands of dollars of debt related to hospital bills and an estimated $10,000 in lost revenue.
- It was confirmed on May 14, 2019, that Joaquin Wilde had signed a deal with WWE.
- He has revealed that ever since he turned 30, he has started experiencing medical issues and wrestling-related injuries. One of the first such injuries was in September 2016 when he broke his wrist in a match he wrestled for free in Chicago, Illinois, requiring a permanent screw to be implanted in order to get fixed.
- As a playable character, Joaquin Wilde has appeared in WWE 2K22 and WWE 2K23.
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