Joaquin Wilde: Bio
Joaquin Wilde lights up any room he’s in, literally.
The fearless daredevil wears an illuminated helmet and vest when he enters the arena, but his actions inside the ring are no less flashy. Wilde takes the temperature from mild to wild in a hurry, using a wide assortment of innovative, high-risk moves to turn heads and stun opponents.
Although Wilde’s talent is undeniable, that doesn’t mean his path to NXT was always a sure bet. While wrestling in Mexico in 2017, two years before inking a contract with NXT, Wilde suffered a ruptured colon and internal bleeding during a match. The injury threatened to not only end his career just as it was reaching full bloom, but his life. Miraculously, he pulled through, and being the fighter that he is, Wilde returned from the setback stronger than before.
Wilde’s resilience isn’t surprising, considering his upbringing. Raised by a single mother who emigrated from the Philippines, Wilde witnessed firsthand what it means to make sacrifices and overcome hardship.
With an indefatigable spirit and an in-ring style that is completely his own, Wilde represents the future of sports-entertainment, and safe to say, the future is bright.