DJ Hyde

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DJ Hyde
DJ Hyde at Smash Wrestling.jpg
Hyde in January 2016
Birth nameDavid John Markland
Born (1978-03-01) March 1, 1978 (age 41)[1][2]
Newark, Delaware[1][2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Deej [1][2]
Mano Metalico[1]
DJ Hyde[1][2]
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1][2]
Billed weight280 lb (130 kg)[1][2]
Trained byCombat Zone Wrestling
John Dahmer[1][2]
DebutSeptember 13, 2003[2]

David John Markland[1][2] (born March 1, 1978)[2] is an American professional wrestler and promoter, better known as DJ Hyde.[3]

Professional wrestling[edit]

DJ Hyde is the owner of Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). Hyde purchased the promotion from its original owner, Zandig, in 2009. As a CZW competitor, he is a three-time CZW Iron Man Champion. In December 2012, DJ Hyde faced "The Bulldozer" Matt Tremont in the main event of Cage of Death. Since 2013, he is also part owner of the all-woman Women Superstars Uncensored wrestling promotion.[1] In addition, DJ Hyde also travels the world to compete for several independent promotions, including Big Japan Pro Wrestling and the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA), where he serves as the Commissioner of ECWA.[1] Hyde has also appeared in such companies such as, Chikara,[1] Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling,[1]Fight Club Pro,[1] Heartland Wrestling Association,[1] IWA Mid South,[1] Maryland Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, and Dragon Gate USA.

Personal life[edit]

Hyde was an All-American football player in high school.[1] His football skills awarded him a scholarship at Penn State University, but he later tore several ligaments in his right knee, ending up in a wheelchair for 19 months.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

DJ Hyde chokeslamming "Hacker" Scotty O'Shea through a table at a Smash Wrestling event in Etobicoke, ON

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "DJ Hyde profile at CAGEMATCH". Cagematch.com. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "DJ Hyde profile at OWOW". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  3. ^ CZW roster profile
  4. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  5. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=2332

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