Impact wrestling star DJZ says he came thiiis close to dying from an injury he suffered during a 2017 wrestling match ... and it's a miracle he was able to recover and wrestle again.
DJZ -- real name Michael Paris -- unknowingly ruptured his colon during a match in Mexico City ... but didn't realize the severity of the injury until after the match.
"I sh*t pure blood," DJZ says ... noting he collapsed at his hotel and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital.
Once he was admitted, doctors told him he was in very bad shape and internally bleeding -- and needed emergency surgery.
Doctors told DJZ there was a 20% chance he could die or become severely disabled from the operation ... but he had no choice.
Fortunately, the wrestler was able to pull through -- and he's got the gnarly scar on his stomach to prove it.
Now, he's not only fully recovered ... but wrestling again -- and on Thursday, he and Andrew Everett won the Impact Tag Team title against Scott Steiner and Eli Drake.