Did you know that there are other active Half- Pinoy wrestlers other than the WWE's six-time world champion, Dave Batista? YES, there are! Most of them are even champions or title holders. So, to all pro-wrestling fans out there who don't know them yet, meet some of the prominent Half- Pinoy wrestlers of this generation.
|L-R Zema Ion, TJ Perkins, B-Boy and Syuri Kondou|
Michael Paris a.k.a "Zema Ion" and TJ PERKINS a.k.a "Manik" from TNA Wrestling
|Michael Paris and His Hairspray Trademark|
Michael Paris (known by his ring name, Zema Ion) is a Filipino American wrestler signed to Total Nonstop Action. At a very young age, he dreamt of either becoming a professional wrestler or a rock star, but when he learned that playing guitar is not for him, he began searching for wrestling schools. Hairspraying his hair during his matches is one of his trademarks.
Ring Names: Michael Montecarlo, Shiima Casanova, Shiima Xion, Zema Ion
Nicknames: El Matador, The Filipino Flex Factory, The Filipino Playboy, The Future of Fashion, The Virgin Slayer
Height : 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight : 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 5, 1986
Signature moves: Filipino Destroyer, 630 senton, back suplex, Crystal Pistol, Bible Black, From Lust to Dust
Achievements: TNA X- Division Title, IWC (International Tag Team Titles w/ Gory), AIW Tag Team Championship, XWF Inc. Cruiserweight Title, Battle Bowl 2011 Winner, etc
|TJ Perkins performing a senton bomb on Famous B|
Ring Names: Manik (TNA), Pinoy Boy (Indy), Puma (Indy/TNA), Havana Pitbull III, Havana Brother Puma Kid (CMLL), Cobra II, TJP, Pinoy Boy
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: September 3, 1984
Debut: January 2000 (as TJ Perkins)
Signature moves: The Figure 4 Deathlock, 90° Corkscrew Springboard Swinging DDT, Aztec/ Puma Suplex (Tiger Suplex), The skull crusher (Tombstone Piledriver), High Kick, Brainbuster, Inverted Senton, etc.
Achievements: APW World Internet Title, UIWALightweight, UWA Hardcore Wrestling Canadian Title,TNA X Division Title
B-Boy from Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
Benjamin "Benny" Cuntapay (known by his ring name, B-boy), is a Filipino American Wrestler that was a former CZW World Heavyweight champion, CZW Iron Man Champion and PWG World Tag Team Champion. He is known for his works in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and other independent promotions.
Ring Names: B-boy, Benny Chong, Delikado
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Born: December 29, 1974
Signature moves: The Killer Driller, Sitout Inverted DDT, Backbreaker, Backdrop Driver, The B-Cide/The Icinerator, Double Boot Scrape, The Final Episode Suplex, The Half-and-Half, Exploder/T-Bone Suplex, Japanese Dropkick, The Plex-Breaker, The Pop Lock, Southern California Stretch, Southern Cutter (Ace Crusher), Spinebuster, The Stuff (Double-Foot Stomp), Criss-Cross Piledriver, Facelift Dropkick, Southern California Cutter Shining Wizard, Cross Special Brainbuster
Achievements: CCW Cruiserweight title, CCW World Tag Team titles, UIWA Cruiserweight title, CCW Maximum title, UPW Cruiserweight title, CZW Best of the Best 3 title, APW Internet, WPW Best of the West, CZW Xtreme Strong Style Tounament Winner, CZW Iron Man title, JAPW (Jersey All Pro Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Homicide, JAPW (Jersey All Pro Wrestling) Light Heavyweight title, PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerrilla) Tag Team titles w/Super Dragon, PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerrilla) Tag Team titles w/Super Dragon.
Syuri Kondou a.ka. "Juri" from Tajiri's Wrestling New Classic
Syuri Kondou (known by her ring name, Syuri) is a Filipino Japanese Wrestler. She currently holds three pro wrestling championship belts : The CMLLxREINA International Championship, the Wrestling New Classic Woman's Championship and the REINA World Championship-- making her a Triple Crown World Champion.
On December 1st, 2013, Syuri went home to the Philippines to give her donation to the Rotary of Southern Pampanga for those affected by the Typhoon Yolanda. She continues to raise funds to further help the devastated victims of the typhoon. Aside from being champion, Syuri is also the ambassador of REINA Joshi Puroresu and they are planning to start a pro-wrestling school and to promote pro-wrestling/puroresu in the Philippines. Their planned project would help mold future local wrestling stars and put the Philippines in the map of the pro-wrestling world!
Ring Names: Syuri, KG
Nicknames: Syuri-chan, Firipin no Rikidozan, Fil-Japanese Fighter
Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.64 m)
Weight: 128 lbs (58kg)
Born: February 8, 1989
Debut: October 26, 2008
Signature moves: Double knee backbreaker, Half-hatch suplex, Multiple kick variations, Axe, Hurricanrana, Running knee strike to the face of a kneeling opponent
Achievements: CMLLxREINA International Championship, the Wrestling New Classic Woman's Championship and the REINA World Championship-- making her a Triple Crown World Champion
Wrestlers with Filipino Roots are really talented and World Class. Most of them are Champions and are really good in the profession. Let's keep on supporting them, and MABUHAY ang dugong Pinoy!