It was expected that he would sign after WWE expressed interest in signing him in February. He is not expected to start in NXT right away because he has to wrap up some independent appearances.
DJZ, real name Michael Paris, began his wrestling career in 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He made a name for himself as Shiima Xion on the independent scene before getting signed to a deal with TNA Wrestling in 2011. Later, he changed the name to Zema Ion.
Later during his TNA run, he changed his name to DJZ as part of the BroMans team. He would go on to win the X-Division Championship on two separate occasions. He is also a former Impact World Tag Team Champion. Many have praised his excellent work and his initiative to change his look to keep himself relevant while in Impact Wrestling.
He has also wrestled for EVOLVE, Major League Wrestling, and Game Changer Wrestling among other promotions.