z-Maya Nakashima

135 lbs
Nagasaki, Japan
Date of Birth
August 16, 1985
Entrance Music

‘HORIZON’ – D’espairsRay

Entrance Description


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Maya is a high flying expert, given his smaller size he can achieve unheard of heights on springboard and top rope moves. If there is aerial or springboard move then Maya can perform it with near perfection. However, given his size, Maya struggles with head on ground fights, Maya tries to keep moving and use his speed and aerial moves to outwit his opponent and leave them in a daze. His preferred moves are as follows: 1.Slingblade Clothesline 2. Standing/Top Rope/Springboard Shooting Star Press 3. Moonsault (Top Rope/Springboard/Shooting Star Press) - While it is a simple move, Maya gets extraordinary height on his variation of it, making it much deadlier than the simple name would have you believe. 4. Phoenix Splash (Standing/Springboard/Top Rope) - Yes, he gets so much out his jumps he can do a standing Phoenix Splash. 5. Superkick - With how well developed his legs have become from all the high flying, his superkick has become a deadly tool to surprise his opponents with when they think he'll just be flying around.

Once a member of TRES BIEN with his boyfriend Shinya, Maya found a fair amount of success in tag team wrestling. The two of them held several tag team titles until they decided to move back to Japan and settle down. They bought a house close to their respective parents house and it seemed like every one in their family had come to terms with their “alternative” life choice. Maya was living his dream, he was spending his days with the one he loved. But then the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami changed all that. Maya managed to escape to a shelter before their house was completely wiped out by the massive wave of destruction. But Maya’s mother, father, sister, and most importantly, Shinya…were nowhere to be found. Maya used all the money he saved from wrestling to practically search every corner of Japan. But his searches were fruitless. He used his remaining money to travel to America…the one place he prayed Shinya retreated to. Maya, however, has finally comes to terms with the fact that he will probably never see Shinya again and, while saddened, he has found solace in the fact that he has so many fans supporting him.

Maya finally learned that Shinya had resurfaced in EWA, and initially was filled with HOPE that they could be together again. But when Maya saw how twisted and decayed Shinya had become, his heart broke. For a long time he couldn’t bear to watch the man he loved do such horrible things. He tried to lie to himself, because he didn’t know if he could bring himself to fight Shinya, but he knew what he had to do… no matter how much it hurt him.

He had to join EWA to stop Shinya.

Maya is pure light and believes that there is good to be found in every person. He has an intense love for the fans that support him and the friends that stand by his side. While sometimes still lamenting the loss of his love, Shinya, he pushes forward each day stronger in hopes that he will do right by his love’s memory. Maya never looks to take a shortcut, despite how tough the road looks he will soldier forward and endure it. His naivety could be considered one of his biggest weakness, willing to put trust in those that seek to backstab and otherwise profit from his misfortune.

Match History

  • Eliminated by Shinya Nakamura in a #1 Contender’s Battle Royal for the EWA Network Championship at Battlelines 12, 5.16.16 (0-3-0)
  • Lost to Jane Doe in a first round Path of the Warrior Tournament match at Battlelines 11, 5.2.16 (0-3-0)
  • Lost to Indrid Calder at Fight Night 6, 4.22.16 (0-2-0)
  • Lost to Ray Willmott at Battlelines 10, 4.18.16 (0-1-0)
  • Eliminated himself in the EWA Warrior’s Trial II (56:53) at Battlelines 9, 3.15.16 (0-0-0)