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David John Markland (March 1, 1978) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name DJ Hyde. He is the owner of Combat Zone Wrestling since 2009, where he is a three-time CZW Iron Man Champion and winner of CZW Tournament of Death VIII. He also competes for several independent promotions including Big Japan Pro Wrestling and the East Coast Wrestling Association as the Commissioner of ECWA. Hyde had wrestled in such companies such as Chikara, westside Xtreme wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Fight Club Pro, Heartland Wrestling Association, IWA Mid South, Maryland Championship Wrestling and Dragon Gate USA.
Hyde was an all-American football player while attending in high school. His football skills awarded him a scholarship at Penn State University, but he later tore several ligaments in his right knee, ending up in a wheelchair for 19 months.
Wrestlers trained by Hyde
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- "The Lariat"
Championships and accomplishments
- East Coast Wrestling Association
- Hall of Fame (2011)
- Maven Bentley Association
- MBA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #268 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2013