Los Capos

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Los Capos
Universo 2000, member of Los Capos
Stable
Members Cien Caras
Máscara Año 2000
Universo 2000
Name(s) Los Capos
Los Hermanos Dinamita
Heights Cien Caras 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Máscara Año 2000 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Universo 2000 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Combined
weight
Cien Caras 102 kg (225 lb)
Máscara Año 2000 97 kg (214 lb)
Universo 2000 102 kg (225 lb)
Former
member(s)
Apolo Dantés
Debut 1980s
Promotions CMLL
AAA
IWRG

Los Capos (Spanish for "The Bosses") is a Lucha Libre stable consisting of Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 (often written as "Dos Mil") and Universo 2000, and at one point also included Apolo Dantés. Los Capos is also often referred to as Los Hermanos Dinamita (Spanish for "The Dynamite Brothers") when working without Apolo Dantés as Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 and Universo 2000 are brothers. They have worked primarily in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) but also worked in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and currently do guest spots for the International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG)

History[edit]

Los Hermanas Dinamita was formed in the late 1980s after Universo 2000 made his professional wrestling debut and began working with his older brothers Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000. It was not until the early 1990s that the group began to work together on a regular basis when all three brothers worked for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) that the trio began to get noticed. While they worked as a team their biggest success came in individual competition, especially the oldest brother Cien Caras who won the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship.[1] When former CMLL booker Antonio Peña left the promotion to form Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) jumped ship with him to continue their storyline with Konnan and became an integral part of the AAA's heavyweight division in its formative years. Cien Caras was a key factor in the storyline that lead to the largest crown in Mexican wrestling history, 48,000 people, at Triplemanía I.[2] While still working for CMLL Los Hermanas Dinamitas had won the Mexican National Trios Championship from Octagón, Atlantis and Máscara Sagrada and when they left CMLL they took the championship with them to AAA. The team held on to the Trios Title until they were defeated on April 26, 1994 almost three years after winning it. By the mid-1990s the group broke up as the brothers left AAA one by one to work on the Mexican Independent wrestling circuit or returned to CMLL.

Universo 2000 was the first to return to CMLL and saw a lot of success as an individual wrestler, capturing the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship on three separate occasions.[1] after the turn of the millennia Universo 2000 was joined by his older brothers as well as CMLL veteran Apolo Dantés, collectively known as "Los Capos", although the brothers were still referred to as "Los Hermanos Dinamita" when they appeared without Dantés. The group was a fixture in the heavyweight division, often helping Universo 2000 retain his title through unfair means. Los Capos worked mainly trios matches, most often as Rudos (the Spanish term for a "wrestling villain"), although at time they were cheered when working against other Rudos such as Pierroth, Jr. or "Los Talibanes" (Emilio Charles, Jr., Scorpio, Jr. and Bestia Salvaje). By 2004 Los Capos were winding down their in ring activities with the retirement of Cien Caras in the works. The retirement storyline involved Los Capos feuding with Perro Aguayo, Jr. and his father, Lucha Libre legend Perro Aguayo. The storyline started out with Aguayo, Jr. and El Terrible defeating Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 in a Luchas de Apuestas, hair vs. hair match where Caras and Máscara Año 2000 had put their hair on the line.[3] After being shaved bald Los Capos attacked Perro Aguayo, Jr. only to see Perro, Sr. run in to make the save. By the end of 2004 it was announced that Cien Caras would wrestle his last match on December 27, 2004 in a Luchas de Apuesta match teaming with Máscara Año 2000 against Pierroth, Jr. and Vampiro Canadiense. Los Capos won the match and Cien Caras had a retirement ceremony after the match.[3] The retirement was short lived as Caras ran in during a show and attacked Perro Aguayo, Jr. stating that he had unfinished business with the young Aguayo and his father. The storyline culminated in a match at the annual Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show where Perro, Sr. came out of retirement to team with his son, defeating Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 in a hair vs. hair match that saw Los Capos shaved bald once again.[3] After the storyline with the Aguayos ended Los Capos slowly faded from CMLL. Apolo Dantés began working as a booker and trainer while Los Hermanos Dinamita worked a reduced scheduled before leaving CMLL completely.

Los Capos Junior[edit]

In 2006 a group called Los Capos Junior or Los Dinamitas Junior began working for International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG), supposedly the sons of Los Hermanos Dinamita. While Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 and Universo 2000 all made IWRG appearances, endorsing Los Junior Capos it was later confirmed that most of the Juniors are not actually related to Los Hermanos Dinamita. El Hijo de Cien Caras (Spanish for "the son of Cien Caras") previously worked as "Suplex" and is actually the brother of L.A. Park. Cien Caras, Jr. previously worked as "Sheriff", he is also not a blood relation of Cien Caras. Máscara Año 2000, Jr. has been confirmed as being the son of Máscara Año 2000 and it is believed Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 is as well, although that remains unconfirmed.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Cien Caras
Universo 2000

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Universo 2000 Perro Aguayo Mexico City, Mexico March 30, 2001 [5]
Hair Universo 2000 Pierroth, Jr. Mexico City, Mexico December 5, 2003 [5]
Hair Perro Aguayo, Jr. and El Terrible Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 Mexico City, Mexico March 19, 2004 [3]
Hair Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 Pierroth, Jr. and Vampiro Canadiense Mexico City, Mexico December 17, 2004 [3]
Hair Perro Aguayo and Perro Aguayo, Jr. Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 Mexico City, Mexico May 18, 2004 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 395. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ "TripleMania: Mexico's answer to WrestleMania". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. 2000-07-05. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Cien Caras (in Spanish) (Mexico). July 2007. p. 55. Tomo I. 
  4. ^ a b "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). December 20, 2004. Especial 21. 
  5. ^ a b "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Sangre Azteca (in Spanish) (Mexico). November 2007. p. 23. Tomo V.