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El Ligero in 2012
7 January 1985 |
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
|Resides||Leeds, West Yorkshire, England|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||El Ligero
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Billed weight||167 lb (76 kg)|
|Billed from||Los Sanchos, Mexico|
Professional wrestling career
El Ligero has been a professional wrestler since 2001. He has wrestled in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and many times in the UK, for over 100 different wrestling companies. He has also worked as a referee for Revolution British Wrestling, a ring announcer for Real Deal Wrestling, as well as a commentator for several other promotions in 2008 when he was out of action for nine months due to a serious shoulder injury.
Some of the more prominent companies he has worked for include: Pro Wrestling Noah (on their 2008 UK tour), 1PW, Grand Pro Wrestling, New Generation Wrestling, All Star Wrestling, Frontier Wrestling Alliance, WAW, IPW:UK, IWW (Ireland), NWA Wildside (USA), EWF (Italy), EWE (Spain), PBW (Scotland), 2FC (France), DCW (Holland), XWA, 3CW and over 75 other companies.
He has wrestled the likes of Ultimo Dragon, Nunzio, Doug Basham, Jimmy Rave, Doug Williams, El Generico, Delirious, Martin Stone, Tracy Smothers, Jonny Storm, Jody Fleisch, The Great Naga, Jay Lethal and many more, including the best the UK has to offer. He has also teamed with Simon Dean and The Sandman
He used to wrestle as one half of the tag team Hubba-Bubba Lucha alongside Bubblegum until his retirement from pro wrestling.
In the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, El Ligero has become a central part of the flyweight division and is among the contenders to win the ongoing Flyweight Title Round Robin Tournament. Since August 2009 he has been engaged in a bitter feud with Ross Jordan (aka RJ Singh), who dramatically sawed the horns off his mask during a memorable in-ring segment at "Hotwired" in November of that year.
On 27 May 2011, El Ligero beat Martin Kirby to become the first ever North East Wrestling Society British Heavyweight Champion.
Pro Wrestling Noah
On 21 June 2008, El Ligero took part in an exclusive British six-man tag team match, on the pre-show of Pro Wrestling Noah's UK event at the Coventry Skydome. The team of Hubba-Bubba Lucha (El Ligero and Bubblegum) along with Luke "Dragon" Phoenix defeated Zack Sabre Jr, Dave Moralez and Mark Haskins.
Preston City Wrestling
In August 2011, Ligero appeared on the inaugural Preston City Wrestling card, beating Prince Ameen in a first round match in the PCW title tournament. Later that night, a storyline injury caused by Lionheart and Noam Dar took him out of the second show and the rest of the tournament, his place being taken by Kris Travis.
Ligero returned to PCW in October to take on Noam Dar in a submission match.
Ligero returned in 2012 at Springslam in a 4-way match against Joey Hayes, Jonathan Gresham and CJ Banks
He faced Dave Mastiff at PCW One but not Forgotten on 17 August, and followed that up with an unsuccessful attempt at Noam Dar's Cruiserweight Championship on 28 September, in a match also involving Joey Hayes.
He next took on Dave Rayne, who has rebranded himself as a cruiserweight, in a "Fans Bring The Halloween Themed Weapons" match at Fright Night, 31 October
Since then, Ligero has renewed his Project Lucha tag team with Martin Kirby. The beat Fight Club at PCW Invasion, however this was via disqualification so they did not win the tag team titles. Next was a loss to The Young Bucks on 18 January.
At Road to Glory Linero was defeated in the first round by Super Crazy.
El Ligero participated in the 30-man rumble match at Spring Slam 2013, but was unsuccessful.(the match was won by Lionheart)
El Ligero became the number one contender to the PCW crusierweight championship ( held by Dave Rayne) on the 31st of may defeating Joey Hayes and Kris Travis and Martin Kirby in a 4 way match.
The next night El Ligero was defeated by Kris Travis in a pre-show match.
At the main show he participated in another 4-way match won by Dean Allmark (also in the match were Sam Bailey and Danny Hope).
Ligero was booked to face Dave Rayne for the PCW Cruiserweight championship, however after Noam Dar pulled out of his match with Doug Williams Ligero replaced him and was beaten 5 falls to 4 in the iron match.
Ligero competed again for PCW at Final Fight where he again teamed with Kirby in a losing effort against the team of Dean Allmark and Japanese legend Ultimo Dragon.
Ligero appeared on the debut show for London based promotion PROGRESS Wrestling and spent the first four events pursuing the PROGRESS champion, Nathan Cruz. Ligero eventually won the title at Chapter Four: the Ballad of El Ligero in November 2012. He dropped the title to Rampage Brown at Chapter Eight and disappeared from the promotion. Ligero re-emerged at Chapter Eleven to complete his trilogy of PROGRESS matches with Noam Dar. Having one the first two meetings, Ligero came up short in the third match. Ligero later began a feud with Michael Gilbert culminating in a brutal no disqualification match at Chapter Sixteen.
El Ligero has appeared in many Alternative Wrestling World shows in 2012 and 2013. One of his star matches was against Kenbai, in which at the end, both Wrestlers had a "Mutual show of respect".
Southside Wrestling Entertainment
El Ligero made his Southside Wrestling debut on 24 October 2010. He has battled many international talents including Davey Richards & Johnny Gargano. His near 3 year feud with Martin Kirby has been the highlight of Southside Wrestling where they have had an 'I Quit Match', Street Fight, No Ropes match and finally ended in a Steel Cage at the companies 3rd Anniversary.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- "The Mexican Sensation"
- "The Mexican Dragon"
Championships and accomplishments
- 3 Count Wrestling
- 3CW Heavyweight Championship (2 times, current)
- Anglian Championship Wrestling
- ACW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- British Hybrid Wrestling
- BHW Championship (1 time)
- British Real Attitude Wrestling League
- BRAWL Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- Gerry Norton Promotions
- GNP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Cameron Kraze
- New Breed Wrestling Association
- NBWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
- New Generation Wrestling
- NGW Championship (1 time, current)
- NGW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dara Diablo
- Winner Of The Goole Trophy (1 time) – Defeating Sam Wilder, Matt Myers & Will Jackson.
- North East Wrestling Society
- NEWS British Heavyweight Championship (2 times, current)
- Northern Wrestling League
- NWL Elite Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Bubblegum
- Norton British Wrestling
- NBW Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- Power Trip Wrestling
- PTW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Real Deal Wrestling
- RDW European Championship (1 time, current)
- RDW Lightweight Championship (1 time, current)
- RDW Lincolnshire Regional Championship (1 time)
- RDW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Martin Kirby
- Blitz League (2008)
- Money in the Bank (2008)
- SAS Wrestling
- SAS Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Bubblegum
- Official Site of El Ligero
- Profile at XWA Wrestling at the Wayback Machine (archived October 24, 2007)
- An Exclusive Interview with 'Mexican Dragon' El Ligero