Zema Ion

Feb 4, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank

zema Ion

Real name: Michael Paris
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 160 lbs.
Date of birth: October 5, 1986
Born: Los Angeles, California
Pro debut: August 2004
Trained by: Super Hentai, Shirley Doe & Glenn Q Spectre
Finishing move: Gory bomb


– On August 21, 2004, Jason Gory defeated Shiima Xion (Xion’s in-ring debut)
– On October 31, 2004, Team NBK (Shiima Xion, Carlton Kaz, Michael Cruz, Sean Dahmer & Brandon X) defeated Team SIN (Daron Smythe, American Eagle, Kano, Tyrone Evans & Storm Trooper). As a result of the ‘All Titles on the Line’ stipulated, Xion won the XWF Cruiserweight Title
– Shiima Xion & Jason Gory were named co-winners of the IWC Rookie of the Year 2004
– On February 26, 2005, Shiima Xion defeated Tyson Dux to qualify for Super Indy IV
– On April 29, 2005, Homicide defeated Shiima Xion by DQ in the first round of Super Indy IV
– On July 23, 2005, Crossbones defeated Shiima Xion in the first round of the Chikara Young Lions Cup
– On July 29, 2005, Jason Gory defeated Shiima Xion to become undisputed IWC Rookie of the Year 2004
– On November 4, 2006, American Yakuza (Jason Gory & Shiima Xion) defeated Perry Greene & Eli Lang to win the vacant NEPW Tag Team Titles
– On November 10, 2006, Shiima Xion defeated Jason Gory to retain the FNW Cruiserweight Title
– On December 9, 2006, Shiima Xion & Jason Gory won the IWC Tag Team Titles in a 4-Way Match
– On March 23, 2007, The Gambino Brothers defeated Shiima Xion & Jason Gory to win the IWC Tag Team Titles
– On May 11, 2007, Shiima Xion defeated Ruckus in the first round of the Super Indy VI, defeated HENTAI in the second round, lost to Larry Sweeney in the final
– On December 8, 2007, Shiima Xion & Jason Gory defeated The Gambino Brothers to win the IWC Tag Team Titles
– On January 19, 2008, Shiima Xion & Jason Gory defeated Josh Prohibition & Matt Cross to retain the IWC Tag Team Titles
– On July 6, 2009, Aero Boy defeated Ragte & Shiima Xion in a 3-Way Match to win the DTU Title
– On December 4, 2010, Shiima Xion defeated Steve Diaz to win the RCW Cruiserweight Title
– On June 23, 2011, on Impact Wrestling, Zema Ion defeated Dakota Darsow & Federico Palacios in a 3-Way Match
– At Destination X ’11, Austin Aries defeated Zema Ion, Jack Evans & Low Ki in a 4-Way Match to win a TNA contract
– On July 24, 2011, Zema Ion signs a TNA contract
– On December 29, 2011, Zema Ion defeated Anthony Nese in the final match of a best-of-3 series to earn an X-Division Title shot at Genesis
– At Genesis ’12, Austin Aries defeated Jesse Sorensen, Kid Kash & Zema Ion in a 4-Way Elimination Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– At Destination X ’12, Ion defeated Mason Andrews, Kenny King and Sonjay Dutt in the Ultimate X Tournament Final match to determine the new TNA X Division Champion.
– At Hardcore Justice ’12, Ion defeated Kenny King.
– Ion defeated Sonjay Dutt at No Surrender ’12
– On October 19, 2013, Shiima Xion defeated Facade to win the IWC Super Indy Title
– On November 23, 2013, Ion was one of four winners of the Feast or Fired Match, earning a future TNA X-Division Title match
– At One Night Only: Joker’s Wild 2, Ion & Jessie Godderz defeated Abyss & Samuel Shaw, but lost out to Ethan Carter III in the final gauntlet
– In early 2014, Ion tweaked his character to DJ Z, becoming a valet of sorts to The BroMans
– In April 2015, The BroMans split up and DJ Z turned face
– In May 2015, DJ Z entered the JT Lightning Invitational Tournament, defeating Alex Daniels & Cedric Alexander before losing to Josh Prohibition in the semi-finals
– DJ Z was drawn into the ‘X-Division Group’ of the TNA World Title Series. Wins over Mandrews & Tigre Uno saw him qualify for the knockout phase, where he lost to EC3
– In September 2015, DJ Z wrestled several dates for Global Force Wrestling, sparking rumours that he had left TNA. These rumours were later proved to be false.
– On March 12, 2016, DJ Z defeated Jimmy Nutts to win the IWC World Title
– On May 7, 2016, DJ Z defeated Jimmy DeMarco to retain the IWC World Title
– On June 11, 2016, DJ Z defeated Dylan Bostic to retain the IWC World Title
– On August 20, 2016, DJ Z defeated Bostic in a Title vs Career Match to retain the IWC World Title
– On the September 1, 2016 edition of Impact, DJ Z defeated Andrew Everett, Braxton Sutter, Mandrews, Rockstar Spud & Trevor Lee in an Ultimate X Match to win the vacant TNA X-Division Title
– At Bound For Glory ’16, DJ Z defeated Trevor Lee to retain the TNA X-Division Title

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