El Felino

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El Felino
Birth name Jorge Luis Casas Ruiz
Born (1964-03-22) March 22, 1964 (age 50)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Babe Casas
El Felino
Billed height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Billed weight 86 kg (190 lb)[2]
Billed from Mexico City[2]
Trained by Pepe Casas[1]
Raúl Reyes
Debut March 22, 1987[1]

El Felino (born March 22, 1964), is the ring name of Jorge Luis Casas Ruiz, who is a Mexican professional wrestler or Luchador currently wrestling for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). He is the son of wrestler and referee Pepe Casas, the brother of Negro Casas and Heavy Metal and the cousin of Black Star. His sons are also both wrestlers under the names of Tiger Kid and Puma King respectively, something El Felino subtly acknowledged in the past by wearing a replica of Kid Tiger's tights on at least one occasion.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Felino won the Mexican National Welterweight Championship on July 5, 1992 in Mexico City, D.F. by defeating the 2-time Champion Ciclón Ramírez.[3] Felino vacated the title after winning the CMLL World Welterweight Championship on July 16, 1992.[4] On July 17, 1992 Felino won the CMLL World Welterweight Championship by defeating América in Cuernavaca, Morelos.[4] He lost the championship to Ciclón Ramírez on May 21, 1993 in Mexico City.[4] Felino won the championship back on March 30, 1994 in Acapulco, Guerrero.[4] On June 21, 1994 he lost the title to El Pantera II in Cuernavaca, Morelos.[4] He won the championship once again by victory over Nosawa on September 21, 2001 in Mexico City. In 2002 he won the Leyenda de Plata tournament.[5] His third CMLL World Welterweight Championship reign last over 2 years and ends with a loss to Satánico on November 25, 2003 in Mexico City. On December 5, 2003 Felino, Volador, Jr. and Safari won the vacant Mexican National Trios Championship by defeating Alan Stone, Super Crazy and Zumbido in a tournament final.[6] They lost the Mexican National Trios Championship on March 25, 2005 to Dr. X, Nitro and Sangre Azteca.

La Peste Negra[edit]

Main article: La Peste Negra

In July 2008 Mr. Niebla returned to CMLL, forming a group with Negro Casas and Heavy Metal called La Peste Negra (Spanish for "the Black Plague), a Rudo group that had a more comical approach to wrestling. The trio started wearing large afro wigs, painting their faces black and dancing during their entrances and generally worked a less serious style of match than was unusual, especially for a serious wrestler like Negro Casas.[7] On September 2, 2008 the last Casas brother, El Felino turned Rudo as well and joined La Peste Negra. After Felino joined the group Heavy Metal was quietly phased out as he was not comfortable working the comedic style.[7] Felino's wife Princesa Blanca joined the group in early 2009, turning Rudo to work with La Pestra, the turn led to Princesa Blanca winning the Mexican National Women's Championship from Marcela on January 30, 2009.[8] La Pesta Negra's biggest triumph to date is Negro Casas' title win over Místico that brought the CMLL World Welterweight Championship into the group.[9] After the title win, La Peste Negra continued their feud with Místico and his various allies. The feud led to Místico and Negro Casas facing off in a Lucha de Apuesta on the CMLL 76th Anniversary Show, where Casas lost two falls to one and had his hair shaved off. After the match Místico challenged El Felino, Casas' cornerman, to an Apuesta some time in the future although nothing came of it at the time.[10]

In early 2010 El Felino began a storyline feud with La Sombra. The feud began on February 2, 2010 with a singles match between El Felino and La Sombra, after each wrestler won a fall a Puma King, El Felino's nephew, showed up wearing an El Felino outfit and mask, distracting both the referee and La Sombra long enough for El Felino to land a low blow on La Sombra to win the match.[11] The two met in a Lighting match (a one fall, 10 minute time limit match) on the February 19 CMLL Super Viernes show. Once again Puma King tried to help his uncle, but this time the referee disqualified El Felino for the transgression.[12] After the main event of the February 21's show between Místico, La Máscara and Negro Casas against Volador, Jr., Último Guerrero and Héctor Garza Místico challengede Volador,Jr. to a Lucha de Apuesta, or bet match, between the two with their masks on the line.[12] During the main event La Sombra came to Volador, Jr's aid while El Felino helped Místico.[13] On the February 26 CMLL Super Viernes show it was announced that Místico, Volador, Jr., La Sombra and El Felino would face off in a four way Lucha de Apuesta match as the main event of the 2010 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas.[14] La Sombra was the first man pinned at Dos Leyendas and El Felino was the second, forcing the two to put their masks on the line. After a long match La Sombra pinned El Felino. After the match he unmasked and announced that his real name was Jorge Luis Casas Ruiz.[15] On September 30, 2011, at CMLL's 78th Anniversary Show, El Felino won Rey Bucanero's hair in a ten man steel cage match.[16] In October 2011, El Felino became one of four CMLL wrestlers featured in an A&E Latinoamericano documentary series titled El Luchador.[17] In late 2011, El Felino began feuding with Blue Panther, which led to a Hair vs. Hair match on December 16 at Sin Piedad. A week prior to the match, Panther was disqualified in a tag team match, after giving El Felino a Martinete. This led to the Distrito Federal Box y Lucha Commission announcing that Panther was suspended for two weeks, starting after the December 16 event.[18] At Sin Piedad, El Felino tried to exact revenge on Panther, but was disqualified after the referee caught him going for a Martinete. As a result, El Felino was shaved bald.[19] El Felino was teamed up with tecnico El Hijo del Fantasma for the 2013 Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles ("National Incredible Pairs Tournament"), a tag team tournament teaming rudos with technicos. The team lost to La Máscara and Averno in the first round despite Averno and La Máscara being long time rivals.[20][21] On March 15, 2013 El Felino teamd up with his sons Tiger and Puma to defeat the team of Guerrero Maya, Jr., Delta and Tritón in the opening match of the 2013 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas.[22] On February 18, 2014, El Felino, Mr. Niebla and Negro Casas defeated La Máscara, Rush and Titán to win the Mexican National Trios Championship.[23]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • The Alley Cat

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Arena Apatlaco
    • Arena Apatlaco Welterweight Title (1 time)
  • Distrito Federal
    • Distrito Federal Trios Titles (1 time) - with Arkangel and Guerrero de la Muerte[26]

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Babe Casas Negro Peralta Apatlaco July 3, 1983  
Hair Babe Casas Mario Prado unknown February 1989  
Mask El Felino Guerrero Imperial Unknown Unknown [1]
Mask El Felino Guerrero Águila Unknown Unknown [1]
Mask El Felino El Comandante Unknown Unknown [1]
Mask El Felino El Predicador Unknown Unknown [1]
Mask El Felino Ciclón Ramírez Mexico City, Mexico July 9, 1993 [1]
Mask El Felino Justiciero Guadalajara, Jalisco October 28, 1994 [1]
Hair El Felino and Heavy Metal Tirantes Tamaulipas June 11, 1999 [Note 1]
Hair El Felino Brazo de Plata Tijuana, Baja California June 23, 2000 [Note 2][1]
Mask El Felino Bestia Negra Tamaulipas April 21, 2002  
Hair El Felino Perro Ruso Los Angeles, California June 3, 2007 [1]
Mask La Sombra El Felino Mexico City, Mexico March 19, 2010 [Note 3][15]
Hair El Felino Rey Bucanero Mexico City, Mexico September 30, 2011 [Note 4][16]
Hair Blue Panther El Felino Mexico City, Mexico December 16, 2011 [19]
Hair Rey Bucanero El Felino Mexico City, Mexico December 5, 2014 [Note 5][31]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ El Felino and Heavy Metal defeated Kick Boxer and Thai Boxer in a Pepe Casas' hair vs. Tirantes' hair match.
  2. ^ Lost a Relevos suicida match to El Hijo del Santo and Pierroth, Jr.
  3. ^ First two men eliminated in a Relevos suicida match that also included Místico and Volador, Jr.
  4. ^ 10-man steel cage match that also included Rush, Mr. Águila, El Terrible, El Texano, Jr., Héctor Garza, Máximo, Blue Panther and Negro Casas.
  5. ^ 10-man steel cage match that also included Bárbaro Cavernario, Blue Panther, Marco Corelone, Máximo, Shocker, El Terrible, Último Guerrero and Volador Jr.

References[edit]

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