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WWE announces signing of former X-Division Champion


Back in March, it was revealed that DJZ had signed on with WWE. Though it was confirmed by multiple sources, and it was reported that he’d showed up at the Performance Center yesterday.

The WWE made the official announcement today that the former X-Division Champion had joined the WWE. Below is their official statement.

One of the world’s top high-flying Superstars has come to the WWE Performance Center.

Michael Paris, better known to sports-entertainment fans as “DJZ,” reported for training this week at WWE’s facility in Orlando, Fla.

A professional grappler for nearly 15 years, Paris specializes in dynamic, top-rope offense, and has put many competitors away with moves like the 450 Splash and the 630 Splash. He has experience wrestling internationally, including in Mexico, Japan and the United Kingdom. Paris has also captured dozens of championships on his journey to WWE, such as the International Wrestling Cartel’s Super Indy Championship, a title formerly held by the likes of AJ Styles, Johnny Gargano, Adam Cole and Corey Graves.

Paris’ signing comes on the heels of several other high-profile acquisitions. In January, the WWE Performance Center welcomed a new class of 12 athletes, while international wrestlers Kushida, Shane Strickland and Humberto Garza all reported for training last month.

  • CC

    I am really not sure why talent keep signing with WWE other than to say they have finally made it there.
    We have seen way too many indy talent squandered on the main roster, and the NXT roster quite often focusses on the same group of talent as well.
    While I am still of a mind that people still have to manage expectations of AEW, and stop proclaiming it as a world beater already, I do think that wrestlers should at least consider promotions like that and NJPW before they throw in with WWE. The percentage of talent that will make it big there is miniscule.

  • Whistling Joe

    Shuma Gorath has left TNA; more are leaving.