Mexican America (professional wrestling)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mexican America
Mexican America
(Front) Rosita and Sarita, (back) Anarquia and Hernandez
Stable
Members Hernandez (leader)
Anarquia
Rosita
Sarita
Name(s) Mexican America
Debut March 17, 2011[1]
Disbanded June 10, 2012
Promotions TNA

Mexican America was a professional wrestling stable in the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion, consisting of leader Hernandez, Anarquia, Rosita and Sarita, who were portrayed as villainous anti-Americans, promoting the superiority of Mexican-Americans. While all members were portrayed as Mexican-Americans, Rosita is in fact Puerto Rican-American, while Sarita is Canadian, though she has wrestled in Mexico for the majority of her career, and Hernandez is of both Mexican and Puerto Rican descent. Hernandez and Anarquia are former TNA World Tag Team Champions and Rosita and Sarita former TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions. The group's motto was "nada es imposible" (Spanish for "nothing is impossible"), after a tattoo on Hernandez's biceps.[2]

History[edit]

Formation (2011)[edit]

After spending most of 2010 in Mexico, working with the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion, Hernandez returned to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from his excursion on the February 10, 2011, episode of its primary television program, Impact!. While Hernandez had worked the past years in TNA as a face, he was now presented as a heel, when he was hired by the Immortal stable to prevent his old rival Matt Morgan from winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.[3] On February 13 at the Against All Odds pay-per-view, Hernandez explained the change in his attitude by claiming that, because of his race, he was treated in the United States like a second-class citizen, while in Mexico he was treated like a star.[4] On the following episode of Impact!, Hernandez aligned himself with storyline cousins Rosita and Sarita.[5] On March 13 at Victory Road, Hernandez defeated Matt Morgan in a First Blood match, after using fake blood on him, following a run–in from a planted fan.[6] On the following episode of Impact!, the alliance of Hernandez, Rosita and Sarita was named Mexican America. The three of them were then defeated in a six person street fight by Morgan, Angelina Love and Winter. After the match, the "fan", who had interfered in the match at Victory Road, once again entered the ring and attacked Morgan.[1] On the March 24 episode of Impact!, he was officially presented as the newest member of Mexican America and named Anarquia.[7] Eventually Hernandez's role as Mexican America's spokesman was given to Anarquia. According to Hernandez this was because he refused to use stereotypical Mexican jargon.[8]

Championship success (2011)[edit]

On March 13 at Victory Road, Rosita and Sarita defeated Angelina Love and Winter to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship, with Sarita proclaiming that their victory would start a Mexican takeover of TNA.[6] They then went on to successfully defend the title against the teams of The Beautiful People (Love and Velvet Sky), Madison Rayne and Tara and Velvet Sky and Ms. Tessmacher.[9][10][11] Meanwhile, after defeating Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore) on May 15 at Sacrifice and the team of Alex Shelley and TNA World Tag Team Champion James Storm on the June 9 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hernandez and Anarquia began demanding a shot at the TNA World Tag Team Championship, claiming that they were being held back because of their race.[12][13] On the July 14 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hernandez and Anarquia defeated The British Invasion (Douglas Williams and Magnus), with help from Rosita, to become the number one contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championship.[14] However, the following week, Rosita and Sarita, who had recently been sidelined from in-ring action after suffering facial paralysis, lost the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship to the team of Ms. Tessmacher and Tara.[15][16] Rosita and Sarita received a rematch for the title on August 7 at Hardcore Justice, but were again defeated by Tessmacher and Tara.[17] Later that same night, Hernandez and Anarquia received their shot at the TNA World Tag Team Championship, but were defeated by the defending champions, Beer Money, Inc. (Bobby Roode and James Storm).[17] Two days later, at the tapings of the August 18 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hernandez and Anarquia defeated Beer Money, Inc. in a rematch, following interference from the "Mexican Heavyweight Champion" Jeff Jarrett, to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship.[18][19] On September 11 at No Surrender, Anarquia and Hernandez successfully defended the title against D'Angelo Dinero and Devon, following interference from Rosita and Sarita.[20] Later that month, Mexican America began feuding with Ink Inc., stemming from their match at Sacrifice in May, where Hernandez had legitimately injured Jesse Neal.[21][22] On October 16, during the Bound for Glory Preshow, Mexican America successfully defended the TNA World Tag Team Championship against Ink Inc.[23] The following month at Turning Point, Anarquia, Hernandez and Sarita defeated Ink Inc.'s Jesse Neal, Shannon Moore and Toxxin in a six person tag team match to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship.[24]

Downfall (2011–2012)[edit]

On the November 17 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hernandez and Anarquia lost the TNA World Tag Team Championship to Crimson and Matt Morgan.[25] On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Hernandez and Arnaquia failed to regain the title in a rematch.[26] After three months of inactivity, Mexican America returned on the March 22, 2012, episode of Impact Wrestling, when Rosita and Sarita unsuccessfully challenged Eric Young and ODB for the Knockouts Tag Team Championship, while Anarquia and Hernandez failed to capture the World Tag Team Championship from Magnus and Samoa Joe.[27] On April 27, Anarquia's profile was removed from TNA official website. His departure from the promotion was confirmed four days later.[28] On June 10 at Slammiversary, Hernandez returned to TNA as a face, seemingly ending Mexican America.[29]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

(Left to right) Rosita and Sarita as the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baxendell, Matt (2011-03-17). "Bax's TNA Impact report 3/17: Alt. perspective review - new TNA Title belt, Fall-out From Hardy’s "issues" at Victory Road, Styles injury angle, Overall Grade". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  2. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2011-08-05). "Impact Wrestling Results - 8/4/11". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  3. ^ a b Boutwell, Josh (2011-02-11). "Impact Results - 2/10/11". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  4. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2011-02-13). "TNA Against All Odds PPV report". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  5. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-02-17). "Caldwell's TNA Impact report 2/17: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Impact on Spike TV - Against All Odds fall-out, Flair's TV return, TNA World Title match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  6. ^ a b Caldwell, James (2011-03-13). "Caldwell's TNA Victory Road PPV results 3/13: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Sting vs. Hardy TNA Title match". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  7. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2011-03-25). "Impact Results - 3/24/11". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  8. ^ Caldwell, James (2014-11-12). "Interview highlights: Hernandez critical of TNA, why he felt disrespected, why Chavo did Eddie's moves on TV, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  9. ^ Baxendell, Matt (2011-04-08). "Bax's TNA Impact report 4/7: Sting vs. RVD main event, tag teams split, Jarrett climbs the cage with ease, Overall Show Grade". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  10. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-04-21). "Caldwell's TNA Impact report 4/21: Complete coverage of TNA Title match, Tag Title match, Knockouts Tag Title match, Jarrett-Angle continues". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  11. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-06-16). "Keller's TNA Impact report 6/16: Ongoing coverage of Slammiversary fallout on Spike TV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  12. ^ a b Meltzer, Dave (2011-05-15). "TNA Sacrifice live coverage from Orlando". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  13. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-06-09). "Caldwell's TNA Impact report 6/9: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Impact Wrestling on Spike TV - final PPV hype, Angle-Jarrett confrontation". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  14. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-07-14). "Keller's TNA Impact report: Ongoing live coverage of Destination X fallout, Mr. Anderson vs. Sting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  15. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-07-09). "TNA star says she has suffered "facial paralysis"". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  16. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-07-21). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 7/21: Ongoing "virtual time" report on Sting title win fallout". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  17. ^ a b Caldwell, James (2011-08-07). "Caldwell's TNA Hardcore Justice PPV results 8/7: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Sting vs. Angle, five title matches, BFG Series matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  18. ^ Tedesco, Mike (2011-08-09). "Spoilers: Impact Wrestling for August 18". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  19. ^ Bishop, Matt (2011-08-18). "Impact: Flair finally returns to show". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  20. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-09-11). "Caldwell's TNA No Surrender PPV results 9/11: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - three-way TNA Title match, BFG Series finals". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  21. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-06-05). "TNA star misses TV tapings due to neck injury". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  22. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-09-22). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 9/22: Angle-Roode confrontation, Jeff Hardy talks pain pills with fellow addict(s), more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  23. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-10-16). "Caldwell's TNA Bound for Glory PPV results 10/16: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Angle-Roode, Hogan-Sting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  24. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-11-13). "Caldwell's TNA Turning Point PPV results 11/13: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-Styles, five title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  25. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-11-17). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 11/17: Follow up to Turning Point, Roode and Styles match announced for Final Resolution". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  26. ^ Keller, Wade (2011-11-27). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 11/24: Thanksgiving Edition on Spike TV featuring elimination tag main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  27. ^ Turner, Scott (2012-03-23). "Turner's TNA Impact Wrestling results 3/22: Victory Road fall-out, Dixie & Sting & Hogan close the show, three title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  28. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-05-01). "Former tag champion cut from TNA". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  29. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-06-10). "Caldwell's TNA Slammiversary PPV results 6/10: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode vs. Sting headlines 10th Anniv. PPV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  30. ^ "Hernandez's TNA Wrestling profile". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  31. ^ a b "Hernandez's Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  32. ^ Keller, Wade (2009-08-06). "Keller's TNA Impact report 7/30: Results, thoughts, observations, nitpicks, quotebook". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  33. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2010-01-26). "TNA house show report 1-25 Paris, France". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  34. ^ Bishop, Matt (2010-10-29). "Impact: Concussions, brawls and more faction wars". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  35. ^ "Emergence". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  36. ^ "Stand Up (Mexican American)". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  37. ^ "TNA Knockout Tag Team Title History". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  38. ^ "TNA World Tag Team Titles History". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 

External links[edit]