Cien Caras

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Cien Caras
Birth name Carmelo Reyes González
Born (1949-10-18) October 18, 1949 (age 65)
Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Cien Caras
Mil Caras
Billed height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Billed weight 110 kg (240 lb)[1]
Billed from Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco[1]
Trained by Diablo Velasco[2]
Pantera Negra
Debut 1974

Carmelo Reyes González (born October 18, 1949) is a Mexican professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Cien Caras ("Hundred Faces"). He is best known for his appearances with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.

Career[edit]

After training under Diablo Velasco and Pantera Negra, Reyes debuted in 1974 under the ring name "Mil Caras", but due to the obvious confusion with Mil Máscaras, he dropped 900 units to become "Cien Caras". Caras was initially a técnico, but quickly developed a more violent wrestling style, and became a rudo. He lost his mask in the culmination of a feud with Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. On June 24, 1987 in Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico, Caras defeated MS-1 for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship. He held the title until March 20, 1988, when he lost to Lizmark in Mexico City, Mexican Federal District.

On August 18, 1991 in Monterrey, Caras defeated Konnan el Barbaro to become the second ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion. He held the title until leaving the CMLL in May 1992, vacating the title in the process. Caras followed Konnan to the newly formed Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, where he continued his feud with Konnan. At the inaugural TripleMania event on April 30, 1993, Caras defeated Konnan in a two out of three falls retirement match by count-out after Jake "The Snake" Roberts interfered on his behalf. Caras remained in the AAA for several years before returning to the CMLL. In one of his last matches in the promotion, he teamed with Heavy Metal and Latin Lover in a championship tournament to crown the first AAA Americas Trios Championship and lost to Los Villanos (Villano III, IV and V) at the tournament finals in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl on March 8, 1996.

In CMLL, Caras is a member of the stable Los Capos ("The Bosses") with his two younger brothers, Máscara Año 2000 and Universo 2000 (Los Hermanos Dinamita—"The Dynamite Brothers"), and Apolo Dantes. In 2004, Caras and Mascara Año 2000 were defeated by Perro Aguayo, Jr. and El Terrible in a hair versus hair tag team match at the annual Homenaje a Dos Leyendas: El Santo y Salvador Lutteroth show with Caras and Mascara having their heads shaved as a result. Caras and Mascara fought Aguayo, Jr. and his father, Perro Aguayo, in a second hair versus hair match in February 2005, with Caras and Mascara losing once again. The match was billed as Caras's retirement match, but he continued to wrestle in secondary CMLL venues.

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • "El Capo de Capos" ("The Boss of Bosses")
    • "Mil Caras" ("Thousand Faces")
    • "Sansón"

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Cien Caras Alfonso Dantés Guadalajara, Jalisco Unknown  
Hair Cien Caras Goro Tanaka Unknown Unknown  
Hair Cien Caras Terremoto Guadalajara, Jalisco Unknown  
Mask Cien Caras Terremoto Guadalajara, Jalisco June 14, 1982  
Hair Cien Caras Halcón Ortíz Mexico City, Mexico May 15, 1984  
Mask Cien Caras Siglo XX Mexico City, Mexico April 12, 1987  
Mask Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. Cien Caras Mexico City, Mexico September 21, 1990  [4]
Hair Cien Caras MS-1 Tonala, Jalisco August 13, 1993  
Hair Konnan Cien Caras Los Angeles, California July 15, 1995 Triangle Cage match that also included Perro Aguayo
Career Cien Caras Konnan Mexico, DF April 30, 1993
Hair Rayo de Jalisco Jr. Cien Caras Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco November 29, 1999  
Hair Perro Aguayo Cien Caras Mexico City, Mexico December 15, 2000 [5]
Hair Pierroth, Jr. Cien Caras Mexico City, Mexico June 20, 2003  
Hairs Perro Aguayo Jr. and El Terrible Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 Mexico City, Mexico March 19, 2004 [Note 1]
Hairs Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 Pierroth Jr. and Vampiro Mexico City, Mexico December 17, 2004  
Hairs Perro Aguayo and Perro Aguayo, Jr. Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 Mexico City, Mexico March 18, 2005 [5]
Hair Rey Misterio Cien Caras Tijuana, Baja California August 25, 2006  

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

General sources - Championship Information
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 389–402. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
General sources - Career
  • Cite Reference
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d "Statistics for Professional wrestlers". PWI Presents: 2008 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts (Kappa Publications). pp. 66–79. 2008 Edition. 
  2. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Dorada de lucha libre: Las Leyendas, las peleas, los fósforos del resentimiento (the golden age of lucha libre: the legends, the feuds, the grudge matches): Diablo Velasco". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperCollins Publisher. pp. 203–205. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  3. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  4. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 17, 2009). "Recordando los aniversarios del CMLL: El Rayo de Jalisco gana la Máscara de Cien Caras". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Luchas 2000". Perro Aguayo y sus Victimas (in Spanish) (Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V.). pp. 12–15. Especial 30. 

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