Joaquin Wilde was making an impact in the wrestling industry before he even stepped foot in the ring.
On October 28, the NXT Superstar responded to a fan on Twitter who shared an article from 2002 that provided a look at the new Ring of Honor logo which was designed by Wilde (real name Michael Paris), who entered a won a contest held by the promotion.
Wilde took the opportunity to shout out his 15-year-old self and his use of Paint Shop Pro 6 and the iconic Dark Crystal font.
Shoutout to 15 year old me, Paint Shop Pro 6 and the Dark Crystal font https://t.co/XKEm0OczWV— Joaquin Wilde (@joaquinwilde_) October 28, 2021
Just one year later, in 2003, Wilde began training for a career in the squared circle. He shared some photos from a couple of dark matches he worked with ROH in 2010.
I did a couple dark matches in 2010 pic.twitter.com/rsnMC1VQl3— Joaquin Wilde (@joaquinwilde_) October 28, 2021
He would begin making appearances for IMPACT Wrestling (TNA) in 2011 and would stay until the very end of 2018. The former DJZ signed with WWE in May 2019 and just over one year later, he and Raul Mendoza would align with Santos Escobar to form Legado Del Fantasma.
Wilde last competed on the October 19 edition of NXT 2.0 as he and Mendoza defeated Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen.
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On October 27, it was reported that Ring of Honor had released all talent from their contracts.