Shocker (wrestler)

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Shocker
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Birth name José Luis Jair Soria
Born (1971-09-12) September 12, 1971 (age 43)[1]
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico[1]
Resides Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Shocker
Super Shocker
Billed height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Billed weight 98 kg (216 lb)[2]
Billed from Los Angeles, California[2]
Trained by Diablo Velasco[1][3]
Flash[1]
El Satánico[1]
Ruben Soria[1]
Debut October 16, 1992[2]

José Luis Jair Soria is a Mexican professional wrestler, who wrestles under the name Shocker. He has in the past branched out into the United States, working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

José Jair trained for his professional wrestling career under the very well regarded wrestling trainer Diablo Velasco as well as his father Ruben Soria before making his professional wrestling career on October 15, 1992, using the ring name Shocker.[2][1] He later also trained under El Satánico.[1]

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (1994–2005)[edit]

Shocker with Último Guerrero at a community event in Colonia Obrera sponsored by Fundación Expresa

Shocker first made a name for himself in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and got his first push when he won the Gran Alterntiva tournament along with his partner, Silver King, in 1995.[4] He capped off the year by defeating veteran Kahoz for his mask in a Lucha de Apuestas, or bet match.[1] The push continued when he won the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championshipfor first time when he defeated Black Warrior for the title in 1997.[5] In 1998, he and Mr. Niebla won the CMLL World Tag Team Championship but were later stripped of the title due to an injury to Niebla.[6] In 1999, Shocker's career was further elevated when he turned heel and feuded with Mr. Niebla. The feud culminated in a match at the CMLL 66th Anniversary Show where Shocker and Mr. Niebla wrestled together in a Parejas Suicidas match against another pair of feuding partners, Atlantis and Villano III. The rules were that the members of the team that lost faced each other in a mask vs. mask match. Shocker and Niebla lost the match and Shocker lost his mask as a result.[1] After losing his mask, he was pushed even more, capitalizing on his good looks. He took the nickname "1000% Guapo", or "1000% Hansome".[1] He joined up Bestia Salvaje and Scorpio, Jr. to form Los Guapos in 2000, but he later had a falling out with the veterans and he had a heel vs. heel feud along with partners like Los Capos and El Satánico. He continued wrestling in heel vs. heel feuds, the most notable being against the group that would eventually become Los Guerreros del Infierno. In 2003, he started his a new version of Los Guapos with frequent partner Máscara Mágica and El Terrible and feuded with the original Guapos group of Bestia Salvaje, Scorpio, Jr. and Emilio Charles, Jr. who were now wrestling as Los Talibanes ("the Taliban"). The feud peaked with a six-man cage match where El Terrible took Bestia Salvaje's hair in August. By 2004, Shocker was a full-time babyface teaming with L.A. Park and trading the CMLL World Tag Team Championship with Último Guerrero and Rey Bucanero.[7] In June of that year, El Terrible broke away from Los Guapos and won the hair of Máscara Mágica. Terrible's replacement, Alan Stone, did not meet expectations and Los Guapos was effectively ended soon after. For most of the summer, he joined up with Perro Aguayo, Jr. and Negro Casas in a feud against Pierroth, Jr., Vampiro Canadiense and Tarzan Boy. After the feud ended in a steel cage match where Perro Aguayo, Jr. defeated Negro Casas for his hair, Shocker had a program with El Terrible with speculation of a hair vs. hair match on the year end show but the feud didn't take off like expected and the match was replaced with Vampiro and Pierroth against Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000. In 2005, he started out the year well winning the La Copa Junior, a trophy for second generation wrestlers with a finals win over another popular face, Dr. Wagner, Jr.. CMLL didn't build up on it, however, and Shocker was used against the various regular trios like La Furia del Norte and Los Guerreros del Infierno.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2005–2006)[edit]

In April, he joined Total Nonstop Action, seemingly replacing Héctor Garza who was blocked from entering the company after steroid problems. He quickly and unsuccessfully challenged Christopher Daniels for his TNA X Division Championship. On March 15, 2005, Shocker teamed with Jeff Hardy defeating David Young and Lex Lovett. In 2006, Shocker was named the captain of Team Mexico in the 2006 TNA World X Cup Tournament, but they were unsuccessful in winning the tournament.

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2005–2006)[edit]

Shocker signing an autograph.

While continuing to work in TNA, he jumped from CMLL, who he had been with for ten years, for CMLL's rival Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) with Vampiro and various other wrestlers. In AAA, he started a feud with Abismo Negro and Cibernético with an angle involving Cibernético attacking his father. After saving his hair in a four-way cage match against Cibernético, Latin Lover and Chessman, Shocker turned rudo again and feuded with veteran Sangre Chicana with Shocker claiming that he was the real Amo de escandalo ("Master of Scandal"), which was Chicana's moniker. The two faced off in a hair vs. hair match in El Toreo de Cuatros Caminos in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, on the last AAA show of the year with Shocker winning the match.[1]

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2007–present)[edit]

Shocker jumped ship from Asistencia Asesoría y Administración back to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre again in 2007. That same year, he teamed with Perro Aguayo, Jr. and Héctor Garza in a failed bid to win the vacant CMLL World Trios Championship from Ultimo Guerrero, Tarzan Boy and Atlantis in Mexico City on September 29, 2006. In early 2007, he entered a championship tournament for the vacant NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship and lost to Hirooki Goto at the tournament finals in Mexico City on March 4.[8] He and Dr. Wagner, Jr. lost to Perro Aguayo, Jr. and Héctor Garza in a match for the vacant WWA World Tag Team Championship in Tijuana on January 31, 2008.[9] Shocker has defeated a number of wrestlers in Luchas de Apuestas (bet matches), including Máscara Año 2000, Tarzan Boy, Vampiro Canadiense, Halloween, Kenzo Suzuki, Marco Corleone, Emilio Charles, Jr., Bestia Salvaje, Mazada, Nosawa, Sangre Chicana, Rey Bucanero, and Black Warrior.[1] On December 14, 2010, Shocker defeated El Texano, Jr. to win the NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship, which predecessor, the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship, he had already held twice before.[10] However, just five days later he suffered a patellar tendon rupture and a meniscal tear in his knee that required surgery and would sideline him for 12 to 16 weeks.[11][12] On May 26, 2011, Shocker was stripped of the NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship.[13] He would finally make his CMLL in-ring return on July 24.[14] On November 16, Shocker formed a new group with Metro and CMLL newcomers Titán and Tritón.[15][16] The group dissolved soon after being announced as Shocker was injured and Metro adopted a new ring persona, Diamante Azul. In late 2012 the long dormant rivalry between Shocker and his former tag team partner Mr. Niebla rose to the surface again as the two began to work on opposite sides of a number of matches, with increasing intensity and animosity from both wrestlers. The two were paired up for the 2013 Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles as a way to continue the storyline between the two. The team worked together without too many problems in the initial rounds as they defeated the teams of Marco Corleone and Kraneo and the team of Máscara Dorada and Mephisto to qualify for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals they lost to eventual tournament winners La Sombra and Volador, Jr.. Following the loss Shocker and Mr. Niebla argued and almost came to blows over who was responsible for losing the match.[17][18] On July 19 at Infierno en el Ring, Shocker won Mr. Águila's hair in a ten-man steel cage Lucha de Apuestas.[19] In early 2014, Shocker turned rudo, just so he could feud with Rush.[20] On March 21, 2014, at Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, Shocker lost his hair for the first time, when he was defeated by Rush in a Lucha de Apuestas.[21] On June 13, Shocker and Negro Casas defeated Rush and La Máscara to win the CMLL World Tag Team Championship.[22]

Other endeavours[edit]

On May 11, 2011, Soria opened his own restaurant, El Che Guapo, in Benito Juárez, D.F.[23] A second El Che Guapo was opened on December 21, 2011, in Mexico City.[24] In October 2011, Shocker became one of four CMLL wrestlers featured in an A&E Latinoamericano documentary series titled El Luchador.[25] Soria appeared in an episode of the first series of the British television show An Idiot Abroad, training the basics of wrestling to the show's star, Karl Pilkington. Soria will be one of the contestants of the 2013 La Isla 2, a Mexican version of Survivor, mixing celebrity contestants with regular contestants.[26]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • "El 1000 Por Ciento Guapo / 1000% Guapo" (Spanish for "The 1000 Percent Handsome")
    • "El 1000 Por Ciento Rudo / 1000% Rudo"

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Arena Pista
    • Arena Pista Revolucion New Wave Tournament (1994)
  • Comisión de Box y Lucha de Guadalajara
    • Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Occidente Trios Championship (1 time) – with León Dorado and Ídolo I

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Shocker Valentin Mayo Guadalajara, Jalisco 1994  
Hair Shocker Cain Guadalajara, Jalisco January, 1995  
Mask Shocker Kahoz Mexico City, Mexico December 15, 1995 [1]
Mask Shocker Rey Bucanero Mexico City, Mexico July 17, 1999 [Note 2][33]
Mask Mr. Niebla Shocker Mexico City, Mexico September 24, 1999 At the CMLL 66th Anniversary Show[Note 3][1]
Hair Shocker Rambo Obregón, Sonora 2000  
Hair Shocker Emilio Charles, Jr. Mexico City, Mexico December 14, 2001 [1]
Hair Los Guapos
(Shocker and Máscara Mágica)
Tokyo Gurentai
(Takemura and Masada)
Mexico City, Mexico May 21, 2002 [1]
Hair Shocker Vampiro Mexico City, Mexico April 4, 2003 [1]
Hair Shocker Máscara Año 2000 Puebla, Puebla, Puebla July 14, 2003 [1]
Hair Shocker Tarzan Boy Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 2003 [1]
Hair Shocker Scorpio, Jr. Guadalajara, Jalisco March 21, 2004 [Note 4][1]
Hair Shocker Scorpio, Jr. Toluca, Mexico State July 3, 2004 [Note 5][1]
Hair Shocker Bestia Salvaje Cd. Madero, Tamaulipas September 25, 2004 [Note 6][1]
Hair Shocker Halloween Tijuana, Baja California September 10, 2004 [1]
Hair Shocker Violencia Unknown March 31, 2005 [1]
Hair Shocker Sangre Chicana Guadalajara, Jalisco December 10, 2005 [1]
Hair Shocker and Universo 2000 Marco Corelone and Kenzo Suzuki Mexico City, Mexico December 15, 2006 [1]
Hair Shocker and Lizmark Jr. Rey Bucanero and Black Warrior Mexico City, Mexico December 6, 2007 [1]
Hair Shocker Mr. Águila Mexico City, Mexico July 19, 2013 [Note 7][19]
Hair Rush Shocker Mexico City, Mexico March 21, 2014 [21]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Despite not being a member of the National Wrestling Alliance since 1990 CMLL promotes three "NWA-Branded" titles that are not officially recognized by the NWA.
  2. ^ Finals of a Ruleta de la Muerte, losers advance tournament
  3. ^ Lost a Relevos suicidas match to Atlantis and Villano III and had to wrestle each other.
  4. ^ Last two men in a Los Guapos vs. Scorpio, Jr., Emilio Charles, Jr. and Bestia Salvaje cage match.
  5. ^ Finals of a Torneo cibernetico that also featured Pierroth, Jr., Rey Bucanero, El Terrible, Héctor Garza, Tarzan Boy and Emilio Charles, Jr.
  6. ^ Last two men in a cage match that also included Zumbido, Negro Casas, El Terrible and Máscara Mágica.
  7. ^ Ten-man steel cage match, which also included Averno, Blue Panther, Máximo, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Rush and Super Porky.

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