Episode 13272

Wrestling Mayhem Show Flashback: Joaquin Wilde


April 16th, 2024

30 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

In this gripping episode of the Indy Mayhem Show, we revisit an insightful and deeply personal interview with Joaquin Wilde, formerly known as DJ Z, conducted right before his transition to WWE NXT. Wilde shares his exhilarating journey through the realms of independent wrestling, his experiences with Impact Wrestling, and his anticipation for the next chapter of his career.

As the podcast unfolds, Wilde delves into the evolution of his in-ring persona, from his iconic air horn celebrations to the visually striking light-up attire that has become synonymous with his performances. He recounts the challenges and humorous mishaps encountered while managing his elaborate gear during travels, particularly the infamous 'predator suit'.

The conversation also explores Wilde’s passion for training the next generation, emphasizing the unique techniques of lucha libre that he imparts to aspiring wrestlers. His dedication to refining the skills of newcomers showcases his commitment to the sport and its future.

Further, Wilde reflects on his tenure with Impact Wrestling, his decision to embrace free agency, and the vibrant landscape of indie wrestling that offers unprecedented opportunities for wrestlers outside the major leagues.

Listeners will gain an inside look at Wilde’s preparation for his final matches in the indie circuit, including a memorable showdown with Sammy Guevara and his plans to wrestle friends and long-time colleagues one last time. Wilde’s story is a compelling narrative of resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of greatness in the wrestling world.

Tune in to this episode for an intimate look at a superstar’s rise, challenges, and his undying love for wrestling. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the wrestling scene, Wilde’s journey is sure to inspire and entertain.