Los Luchas

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Los Luchas
Tag team
Members Phoenix Star
Zokre
Name(s) Los Luchas Espectaculares
Los Gallaneros
The Crazy Chickens
Heights 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) – Phoenix Star
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) – Zokre
Combined
weight
175 lb (79 kg) – Phoenix Star
181 lb (82 kg) – Zokre
Debut 2003
Promotions NWA Pro Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
Alternative Wrestling Show
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
Mach One Wrestling
Lucha VaVOOM
Los Angeles Wrestleague
IWA Puerto Rico
Trainer American Wild Child

Los Luchas[1] is a Mexican professional wrestling tag team that consists of Phoenix Star and Zokre. They are best known for their reign as NWA World Tag Team Champions and their tenure in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (between 2003 and 2009).

History[edit]

Originally called “Los Luchas Espectaculares”, most English speaking announcers couldn’t pronounce their name and thus Phoenix Star and Zokre became known simply as “Los Luchas”. In 2003 they had a series of matches with the “X-Foundation” of Joey Ryan and Scott Lost at the Alternative Wrestling Show in City of Industry, California. Los Luchas eventually defeated the X-Foundation for the AWS Tag Team Championship.

Over the next two years Los Luchas would hone their skills in the SoCal wrestling scene with feuds against teams like The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson), The Ballard Brothers, “Aerial Xpress” (Scorpio Sky & Quicksilver), and “Arrogance” (Scott Lost & Chris Bosh).[2]

In 2006 Los Luchas was entered into the Copa de Lucha tournament for NWA Pro Wrestling in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing Mexico, they upset the favored Japanese representatives Black Tiger IV and Puma in the first round. In the finals they beat the American team of Joey Ryan and Karl Anderson which began a feud between the two teams that lasted nearly two years. The return match in Las Vegas at the Fiesta Lucha event was a Flag Match that saw Ryan and Anderson (now known as “The Real American Heroes”) align themselves with Adam Pearce and his manager C. Edward Vander Pyle.

Los Luchas and The Real American Heroes faced off in Cage Matches, First Blood Matches and more at events in Phoenix, Arizona, Hammond, Indiana, Kissimmee, Florida and throughout Texas and California. During this time Anderson and Ryan captured the NWA World Tag Team Championship left vacant after the National Wrestling Alliance ended its licensing agreement with TNA Wrestling. After several attempts, Los Luchas captured the titles on February 10, 2008 in Las Vegas.

After losing the championship to the Skullkrushers (Keith Walker & Rasche Brown) on October 4, 2008 in Robstown, Texas, Los Luchas took a brief hiatus from wrestling. They returned recently[citation needed] to full-time action including entering the 16 team tournament for the Mach One Wrestling Tag Team Championship.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Alternative Wrestling Show
  • AWS Tag Team Champions (1 time)
  • Empire Wrestling Federation
  • EWF Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Pro Wrestling
  • Copa De Lucha Tournament Winner (2006)

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