Technician

Darin Zion

Darin Zion Headshot

Name

Darin Zion

Nationality

United States of America

W/L/D Record

2024: 0/1/0 — Points: -1

Style

Technician

Height

6'0"

Weight

218

Hometown

Chicago IL

Birthdate

11/06/1986

The Entrance

"Keep on Loving You" by REO Speedwagon

The opening chords of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep On Loving You” hit over the PA system.  On the HOV, a giant heart appears to beat to the song.

♫ You should have seen by the look in my eyes, baby

There was somethin’ missin’

Emerging from the locker room is REAL LOVE Darin Zion, decked out in a pink and purple robe.  The words REAL LOVE are printed on the back in sequins.  The sequins sparkle in the pink spotlight hitting the smug HOW superstar while he strolls down to the ring.  Unphased by the fans heckling him, he swivels his hips, trying to draw the attention of the women.  A cocky sneer is painted on his face as he gets down to the end of the entrance ramp.

♫ And I’m gonna keep on lovin’ you

‘Cause it’s the only thing I want to do

I don’t want to sleep, I just want to keep on lovin’ you

Bryan McVay:  Introducing first…..FROM SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.  REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL LOOOOOOOOOVE  DAAAAAAAAARIN ZIIIIIIIIIOOOOOOON!!!!

Zion throws his robe on the ground, displaying his 8-pack abs.  REAL LOVE starts counting them, blowing a kiss to the camera.  Sliding into the ring, he poses like a French model, winking to the audience at home.  While the bridge finishes, Zion leaps up to his feet.  He motions back towards the entrance ramp, taunting his opponent for the evening.

Darin Zion

Moveset

Finisher: The Love Handle
Description: Rings of Saturn

Signature: Tough Love
Description: The One Percenter

  • The Air Raid Crash - The Sixth Star - MDK
  • Running Knee - Love Potion No. 69
  • Discus Clothesline - The Hammer of Love
  • Bear Hug - The Massive Hug of LOOOOOOOOOOOVE
  • Various Suplexes (Snap, German, Double X Wrist Lock, Fallaway, Snapmare, Avalanche, T-Bone, etc)
  • Body Slam
  • Russian Leg Sweep
  • Various DDTs (Snap, Jumping, Regular, etc)
  • Buzzsaw Kick
  • Cross Body
  • Enzuguri
  • Running Spinning Wheel Kick
  • Chinlock
  • Knife Edge Chops
  • Clothesline
  • Double Axe Handle
  • Elbow Drop
  • Mexican Surfboard Stretch
  • STF
  • Cross Arm Surfboard
  • Inverted Cloverleaf
  • Indian Deathlock
  • Anaconda Vice
  • Baseball Slide
  • Suicide Dive
  • Moonsault to the Outside
  • The Slingblade
  • Zig-Zag
  • Yakuza Kick
  • Inverted Crossface

Additional Information

About the Wrestler

Short Bio including Personality: Zion is a brash, over confident wrestler. Zion acts before he thinks most times. He’s a heavily focused-individual and goal focused even if he comes up short. Into the whole positive vibes, prayer, self-love bit. Zion is a perfectionist at heart and when things don’t go his way–he stresses out and overthinks. Darin Zion is an 18 year veteran at the tail end of his career. He’s wrestled for various promotions all over the world including HOW, MVW, PWX, PRIME, CWC, BW, RW, etc. Most people would call him the underdog indy wrestling traveler of sorts. He’s won nearly 25 separate titles around the globe as well as other accomplishments.

Notable HOW Accomplishments:

3x HOW ICON Champion
3x HOW Tag Team Champion
1x HOW LSD Champion
January 2023 HOW Wrestler of the Month

Extra Info:

High Octane Wrestling

Records

Singles

Year

Wins

Losses

Draws

Total

2023

4

11

0

1

2024

0

1

0

-1

Overall

Year

Wins

Losses

Draws

Total

2010

0

1

0

-1

2019

6

8

0

10

2020

4

8

0

4

2021

7

17

0

4

2022

7

11

0

10

2023

5

14

0

1

2024

0

1

0

-1