|Ring name(s)||El Cóndor
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st)|
May 4, 1972 |
Dorado, Puerto Rico
|Trained by||Jerry Mercado
Carlos Colón, Sr.
|Retired||June 29, 2013|
Ramón González Rivera, better know by his ring name Ray González, is a retired Puerto Rican professional wrestler and businessman. He has performed in the World Wrestling Council and International Wrestling Association in Puerto Rico, Wrestling International New Generation in Japan, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in Mexico, and the X Wrestling Federation in the United States. González has won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship and the IWA World Heavyweight Championship on numerous occasions and briefly held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Jeff Jarrett, but this reign is not recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
- 1 Career
- 2 In wrestling
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Early career (1990–2002)
González debuted in Capitol Sports Promotion in 1990 as a masked cruiserweight named "El Cóndor". He continued performing in the lowcard under this heel character until he was unmasked and reintroduced as "Ray González". While Capitol reorganized into the World Wrestling Council after going bankrupt, he also performed in the Americas Wrestling Federation, winning the light heavyweight and tag team championships. On January 3, 1993, González defeated Takashi Okano in a Wrestling International New Generation tour. Two months later, Mastoshi Yosegi defeated him for the WWC Junior Heavyweight Championship. Subsequently, González recovered the championship and returned to Puerto Rico. Back in WWC, he entered a feud against Louis Fabbiano, who was wrestling under the stereotypical villanous Arabic character, Mohammed Hussein, defeating his tag team partner. He teamed with Ricky Santana and unsuccessfully challenged for the WWC World Tag Team Chsmpionship after defeating a team known as "Solid Gold" twice. González also entered a battle royal, but was eliminated. Two more attempts to win the championship along Santana and Ricky Steamboat ended in no contests. After losing to a team known as "The Dream Warriors", González began being pushed as a singles wrestler. He defeated Fabbiano three times, a jobber known as "Slammer" once and wrestling Mike Lozansky to a no contest. On July 8, 1993, González teamed with Carlos Colón to defeat Fabbiano and Dusty Wolfe. He on to team with Lozansky in an unsuccessful attempt to win the tag team championship from Fabbiano and Wolfe. González lost his following singles contests against Sione Havea Vailahi, Greg Valentine and a masked Steve Keirn, who was wrestling as "Doink". He formed a tag team along Ramón Álvarez, defeating Fabbiano and Santana, who had turned heel. On March 19, 1993, González defeated Valentine. He and Álvarez went on to defeat "The Bruise Brothers", Ron and Don Harris. Two days later, he won a disqualification over Dutch Mantell in a titular match. On April 24, 1994, González defeated Valentine to win his first Universal Heavyweight Championship. He came in as replacement for an injured José Huertas González, who in reality was promoting a push for him backstage and convinced Colón to grant him the opportunity. Despite this, González's first reign was portrayed as a "underdog run", which saw him win mostly by being opportunist. This creative direction brought forward a lukewarm reception from the crowd, which motivated the creative team to give it back to Mantell. He then entered a feud with Eddie Gilbert winning twice by discualification and losing once in the same manner. González interrupted this feud by defeating Glen Jacobs in a singles match. He teamed on with Álvarez to feud with Gilbert and Mantell, exchanging victories but failing to win the tag team championship. A fourth match between González and Gilbert ended in a double disqualification. On August 5, 1994, he teamed with Jesús Castillo, Jr. against Gilbert and Mantell in a losing effort. Following this, González and Álvarez teamed again, wrestling The Moondogs, compossed by Randy Colley and Larry Booker, to two double countouts. On August 11, 1995, he began a Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre tour by teaming with Juan Manuel Rodríguez and José Luis Casas to defeat Roberto Guttíerez Frias, José "Negro" Casas and Ultimo Dragon. He once again teamed with Casas Ruiz and Dr. Wagner win a match over Gutierrez Frias, Hector Garza and Ultimo Dragon. On August 25, 1995, González unsuccessfully challenged Gutierrez Frias for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship in a two out of three falls match.
González remained working in the midcard, improving his skills and gathering support from the fanbase. This earned him more backstage supporters and a push was planned following Colón's purpouted retirement. A tournament for the vacant title was announced, supposedly with rounds taking place in several countries. However, this was a mechanism to trigger a push for González, who was receiving vignettes where Colón was depicted training him. Tom Brandi was brought to WWC, claiming that he was the winner of the other tournament branch. On August 13, 1997, González defeated Brandi to win his second Universal Heavyweight Championship. During this reign he was heavily pushed, eventually entering a feud against David Sierra. The belt was held up following a match between them, but González recovered it two weeks later in a rematch. His next feud was precipitated randomly, when "El Nene" interrupted González during a promo, challenging him for the championship. However, this was used to advance the actual storyline, which began with Colón advising him not to accept the challenge. González dropped the title and a confrontation between both ensued after the match, with the differences between both growing during the following months. On May 19, 1998, González won a rematch and went on to turn heel by delivering a promo insulting Colón afterwards. He went on to create a stable known as La Familia del Nuevo Milenio or New Milenium Family and defeated every face wrestler in the midcard, which set up a match between both at Aniversario 1998. In the first night of this event, Colón won the Universal Heavyweight Championship, only to drop it back to González the following night. He went on another successful midcard talent run and held the title until November 26, 1998, losing it to Shane Sewell, before recovering it two days later. On January 6, 1999, González dropped the title in a rematch against Colón, quickly winning it back three days later. González brought in Pierroth, Jr along several Asistencia Asesoría y Administración wrestlers to 'invade' the WWC, but the Mexican turned on him after claiming being tired of receiving orders. The first contest between them resulted in a double disqualification due to illegal tactics, with the Universal Heavyweight Championship being held up. On April 3, 1999, González won the title back in a hair vs. mask apuestas match, unmasking Pierroth. However, he dropped it in their next encounter. The feud came to a conclusion in a stipulation match, in which the loser would leave WWC, which was won by González. Shortly afterwards, Carly Colón began appearing in WWC events as a cameraman. González began teasing him, prompting another contest against Colón, Sr., who won the championship after his son hit González with a shovel. On November 13, 1999, the title was held up due to outside interference, Colón regained it. González went on to defeat Colón, Sr. and regain the championship in WWC's next event, while Carly Colón began his career entering a major push. Soon, both engaged in a feud, and Colón became the youngest Universal Heavyweight Champion by pinning him on January 29, 2000. González then began bringing in several wrestlers to wrestle Colón for the championship, initially including Álvarez and Hercules Ayala.
On February 19, 2000, he defeated Colón to regain the championship. At Aniversario 2000, González dropped the championship to Colón after Álvarez accidentally hit him. González turned on Álvarez, beginning a trend in which he would turn on wrestlers that "failed" the Familia. In this manner he entered a feud with Ayala and brought Curt Hennig to challenge for the title. His next guest challenger was Jerry Flynn. After this feud concluded, González and Colón once against feuded, with him winning the Universal Heavyweight Championship from Álvarez. On November 16, 2000, González defeated WWC President Victor Jovica to win 16% of WWC's stocks. This was used to explain the introduction of his own half-hour segment in WWC programming, "El Café del Milenio". Later that month, he wrestled in a three way dance against Huertas González and Álvarez. in his first match of December, González defeated Colón. He subsequently re-joined Álvarez to wrestle Colón Sr. and Huertas González to a no contest. González closed the year by getting disqualified in a match against Hennig, after turning on him in the usual fashion. One of the wrestlers that he brought in was Ricky Fontán, who wrestled as the masked "Super Gladiador". Once he lost the mask to a jobber, La Familia expelled him. In his first match against Fontán, the title was held up. On October 26, 2001, González won a rematch to regain the championship. This was followed by a program in which Félix "Barrabás" López and the tag team of Thunder and Lightning, compossed by Reynaldo "Thunder" Rodríguez and Alex "Lightning" Cruz turned on González. This led to a brief partnership between him and Colón, who teamed to defeat Thunder and Lighting. However, González turned on him shortly afterwards and recovered control of La Familia del Nuevo Millenio. In Lockout, González dropped the title in another match. González was invited to participate in two tapings of the X Wrestling Federation, owned bu Valentine and Jimmy Hart. In this promotion, he teamed with Konnan to defeat Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis. In his only singles match for the XWF, González defeated Kevin Northcutt. He brought in another foreign challenger, Vampiro, only to turn on him. In May 2002, González defeated him by disqualification twice. Subsequently, González left the WWC after wrestling in it for over a decade, following internal conflicts against Colón, Sr. and Jovica following six months of irregular payment.
Arrival to IWA, Rey Fénix and NWA World Championship (2002–2005)
González entered the International Wrestling Association under a mask as "Rey Fenix" in July 2002 weeks after leaving WWC due to disagreements with both Jovica and Colón. The change was forced due to a lawsuit filed by WWC over the identity of "Ray González". Upon arriving, he joined Savio Vega's heel stable, "La Compañia" and feuded with Apolo, Ricky Banderas and Shane Sewell over the IWA World Heavyweight Championship. González won his first IWA World Heavyweight Championship at Golpe de Estado 2002 by defeating Banderas. This match was contested under heavy rain before a full Coliseo Rúben Rodríguez and became known as La Lucha del Siglo ("The Match of the Century"), being recognized eight years later as the best performance of the 2000s. Subsequently, a storyline was ran where González started having problems with Vega over Banderas being allowed into La Compañia while they were feuding over the title. In February 2003, he gathered a sum of money to purshase his contract, but Vega refused to grant him a release. He then lost the title to Apolo on November 9, 2002, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. On February 1, 2003, once the lawsuit had been won in his favor, González unmasked and turned babyface. He won his second World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Banderas on April 5, 2003, in an event held in Carolina, Puerto Rico. After unmasking, González joined the dominant face faction, "El Ejército de la Gente". In June 2003, González was attacked by a masked Fontán, billed as "Super Fénix". In July 2003, when Huertas González arrived to the IWA, he asked to form a partnership. At Summer Attitude, González challenged Figueroa for the World Heavyweight Championship before a crowd of 11,000 fans. In October 2003, González defeated Banderas to become the first contender. In June 2003, Carly Colón signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. The following month, IWA began promoting the arrival of the "son of a legend that is universally recognized" which was heavily hinted to be Colón, but in reality, turned out to be Ric Flair's son, David Flair. He feuded with Banderas, Vega and Figueroa for the rest of the year until Víctor "The Bodyguard" Rodríguez turned on him in November 2003 and sided with Flair. He won the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship from Flair on November 30, 2003, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. To close 2003, Thunder and Lighting arrived to the IWA, soon joining González to reform La Familia. Víctor "The Bodyguard" Rodríguez emerged as the self-proclaimed leader of La Compañia during his absence. Regreso de la Familia. Immediately after being formed, La Familia entered into a feud with the Ejercíto de la Gente, namely Figueroa, Pérez, Jr. and Cotto. In May 2004, González challenged for the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship. The same week, he retained his title over Cotto. González entered an angle where he competed with Chaparro for the contents of a "black box" that was stolen from Vega, but decided to join forces instead, announcing the return of El Café del Milenio. On June 5, 2004, La Familia and La Compañia joined forces. However, this storyline was interrupted by the death of Rodríguez due to a heart attack, and Vega unsuccessfully attempted to regain control of the General Manager by challenging González at Summer Attitude.
In August 2004, he was involved in an angle in which he won 49% of IWA's stocks. He then entered a feud with the owner of the remaining 51%, Victor Quiñones. On August 28, 2004, at Bad Blood, González announced that from that moment onwards, IWA would be known as "Capitol Sports Promotions", claiming that Quiñones had already received documentation confirming this. Despite this, the IWA took the angle seriously and replaced the IWA's logo in all of its promotional material and website with a modified darker and duller version of the Capitol Sports Promotions logo. The creative team also added Apollo 100's "Joy", a track often used by Capitol Sports Promotions, to all televised commercials. González then began recruiting Huertas González to join him, claiming that their origin in "Capitol joins them". On Srptember 4, 2004, he dropped the title to Figueroa due to intervention from Havana, who then propossed to her. This angle continued when González interrupted the scripted wedding, paiting the bride's dress in black. In September 2004, somebody assaulted Huertas González backstage, leaving behind Vega's trademark bat. It was subsequently revealed that the culprit was "Lighting" Cruz acting on his behalf, just when Huertas González was about to join the "Capitol" faction. On October 9, 2004, González announced that "Capitol" had formed an alliance with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling-NWA for Golpe de Estado and that this move would bring in NWA World Geavyweight Champion Jeff Jarret, Robert Roode, Konnan and Shawn Hernandez. Immediately after completing this announcement, Vega propossed that they bet the stocks at Golpe de Estado with the winner taking full control of both halves of the promotion, which was accepted. On October 14, 2004, with the score tied between "Capitol" and IWA, González lost to Vega ending the name change angle. During the course of the undercard, La Familia turned on Konnan for losing. In the next event, González brought in the Commissioners of the fictional Puerto Rico Box and Wrestling Commission to challenge the result, only to assault them after being told that IWA did in fact win. The feud with Figueroa resumed when he interrupted González match against Sewell for the Intercontenental Championship. At Noche de Campeones, he defeated Figueroa to win the World Heavyweight Championship. At Hardcore Weekend, González brought in Homicide and Mafia from Ring of Honor to face the Ejercíto, but lost his match against Figueroa. After failing to secure a partnership with a now-heel Vega, González made a face turn and entered a feud against Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Jarrett who simply claimed that he was "the king of the mountain" and couldn't be defeated. On April 3, 2005, he faced Jarrett for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with a TNA referee as part of Juicio Final. González won the match by pinfall to become the second Puerto Rican to pin a NWA Champion in a titular match. However, the title was stripped later in the same event, when Jarrett complained that José Vázquez, the referee that made the count once the TNA official was knocked out, was not recognized by the NWA. The reign still remains unofficial to the NWA, but the IWA recognized it on television because the pin was clean and Vázquez was a sanctioned IWA referee and thus, allowed to replace another referee in case of injury.
La Familia and World Heavyweight Championship feuds (2005–2008)
On May 14, 2005, González lost to Sewell. The following night he defeated Vega's bodyguard, Miguel "Mr.Big" Maldonado in an anything goes match. González won his next contest over Jean Pierre Lafitte. The feud continued with him teaming with Banderas victory over Lafitte and Sewell. González next entered a feud with Jason Bates, trading wins. This came to am end when he teamed with Banderas to defeat Bates and Lafitte. Four days later he participated in a Texas Tornado match teaming with Chicano to defeat Sewell and Maldonado. This was followed by two victories over midcarder Edgar Díaz. The team of González and Banderas teamed once again to defeat Lafitte and Vega. Gonzâlez won the Víctor The Bodyguard Memorial Cup, but lost to Vega in the same event. He then entered a concrete feud with Maldonado, picking two wins and one no contest. González's next neud was with Slash Venom, who defeated him in a tag team match. After interrupting this angle by wrestling Figueroa to a no contest, González defeated Kindred in a tag team and singles match. Leading to Sumner Attitude 2005, he teamed with Bison Smith to defeat Figueroa and Vega. At the actual event, González defeated Vega. In his next appearances, González lost three tag team matches against different variations of La Compañia. However, he did pick two disqualification victories over Vega. In their next confrontation, González won a lumberjack match. He lost consecutive tag team constests against the team of Maldonado and Hannibal. González went on to gather singles victories over Maldonado and Ricky Cruz. González teamed with Thunder and Lighting twice, defeating Vega and different members of La Compañia. He subsequently defeated Cruz and Vega in lumberjack matches.
At Hardcore Weekend, González lost a coal miner's match to Banderas, avenging this lost the following week. La Familia continued its feud against La Cruz del Diablo and La Compañia, rounding a record of 2-1. On December 12, 2005, he unsuccessfully challenged Kindred for the Hardcore Championship. González closed the year by defeating Figueroa at Christmas in PR. On January 6, 2006, he defeated Vega in a "loser leaves IWA" match. For the following month, he feuded with Figueroa, Kindred and Maldonado, exchanging victories. On February 18, 2006, a returning Vega defeated González while wrestling under his "El hombre que ellos llaman T.N.T." gimmick. He then turned face and entered a winning streak of five constests, gathering wins over Cotto, Kindred and Huertas González. This streak ended in a tag team match, when he lost to Vega and Huertas González, then known as "Los Inhumanos". This feud continued, with Los Inhumanos earning a 3-1 advantage. However, González did win a titular contest over Huertas González and another over Jeff Bradley. He went on to gather wins over Vega and Christian Martínez, as well as a successful title defense over slugga, but lost rematches against Huertas González and Ricky Cruz. On September 2, 2006, González defeated Mikael Judas to win the World Heavyweight Championship. This ignited a feud, in which he won four consecutive tag team matches. On September 16, 2006, González once again defeated Judas in a contest for the World Heavyweight Championship. A rematch ended in a no contest, but Judas did win a "baseball bat in a pole" contest. González defeated Judas and Maldonado in singles matches, also picking a victory over The British Milicia in tag team competition. Around this time, "Lighting" Cruz turned on La Familia and went on to defeat González and Judas in a four corners match, going on to win the World Heavyweight Championship. González won a singles match between them by disqualification. This was followed by the final stage of his long running feud with Judas, which concluded with him earning an advantage of 4-1.
On December 9, 2006, González dropped the title to Sewell, prompting a heel turn and a rivalry between them. After Sewell won three straight contests, including a rematch for the title, he was disqualified in a special challenge against Bison Smith. The following day he won the World Heavyweight Championship and formed a partnership with Smith. However, Sewell won all of the tag team matches between them while his partner, Banderas, defeated González one on one. Depots this run, he retained the title in a rubber match held on February 3, 2007. González then teamed with Judas and reunited with "Lighting" Cruz winning two out of three appearances over the face stable. However, Vega's reappearance earned Sewell and Banderas the upper hand, going on to win a 3-on-3 match, while another was ruled a no contest. On February 24, 2007, González participated in an over-the-top battle royal, won by Sewell, who also won a tag team match between them in his next appearance. The following month, he was involved in a feud against Thunder and Lighting, losing to both in singles matches and a tag team contest. On March 23, 2007, González defeated Pérez, which was followed by two more matches against Los Autenticos, which his team lost in a six-on-six. González also defended the IWA World Heavyweight Championship against Billy Kidman and Joe Bravo. Following a hiatus, González made his return to the IWA on December 15, 2007, particioatinh on the Christmas in PR event. At Histeria Boricua 2008, he returned by teaming with Figueroa to defeat Los Autenticos. In February 2008, González formed a tag team with Cotto, which was quickly dissolved when he turned heel following two losses. He won two consecutive matches, before fading from IWA programming.
Return of El Cóndor and Rey Fénix (2008–2011)
González reappeared in WWC, once again adopting the character of "El Cóndor" and donning its mask. He aligned himself with José Chaparro and demanded to be part of WWC's Tournament to determine a champion for the vacated Universal Heavyweight Championship. The tournament consisted of wrestlers competing against each other and the winner receiving points to determine the top contenders, with a final being held at Aniversario 2008. He entered the tournament, quickly gaining his first points by winning a three way match. He interrupted his participation by entering a feud against the Colón family. After wrestling Colón, Sr. to a no contest, González joined Jovica against him and Orlando Colón, but lost. His next two contests were double count outs and after failing to accumulate any points, he challenged Orlando Colón to a stipulation match. González won and his point total was upgraded to tie Colón's, however, the following week he announced that he was going to drop out of the race for the title, citing "more important business". This being to focus on his ongoing feud, which saw him take a 3-1 lead before getting disqualified against Eddie Colón. They had a re-match where Cóndor took of his mask before he wrestled Orlando. He was identified as Ray González, but because there was "no evidence", continually denied his unmasking. He appeared on a show named Anda pa'l Cara to confront Carlos Colón, Sr. and Carly Colón. He took of his mask in front of the cameras and revealed his identity as Ray González. He threw coffee onto Carly Colón's shirt and slapped Carlos Colón, Sr. across the face.
In Aniversario 2008 González defeated Carly Colón in a match promoted as an eliminatory to determine the "best pound for pound wrestler in Puerto Rico". He went on to win consecutive contests over both of the cousins, before losing twice to Orlando. González was also involved in a sub-feud with Thunder and Lighting, winning two tag team matches but losing to Lighting. On August 23, 2008 he brought back his talk show "El Cafe del milenio" but he changed the name to "Ray-tings Cafe". After exchanging defeats with Orlando Colón, he entered the race for the Universal World Championship again. His main challenger was Sewell, who beat him in a non-title confrontation. On September 20, 2008 González defeated Sewell to win the vacant title. He won his first two defenses over Sabu and Kindred, while also picking a victory over Ángel "BJ" Rosado. "Thunder" Rodríguez was the first to win an opportunity by winning a singles match, but González retained twice. On November 23, 2008, he was betrayed by "La Familia" led by Álvarez for failing to negotiate a re-institution to WWC. This was followed by a double feud against Charles Evans and Steve Corino, which saw him defeat Evans twice. After retaining against Corino once, González dropped the championship to him on January 31, 2009. After this, he exchanged tag team wins with Corino and wrestled him to a double disqualification. The delayed feud with Álvarez resumed and González won a singles match but lost in tag team competition. He went on to exchange victories with Kizarny and defeat Idol Stevens. González also exchanged matches with Corino, but failed to regain the Universal Heavyweight Championship. However, a masked wrestler simply known as "La Pesadilla" began antagonizing him during this time, evolving into a series of matches.
González gained an 2-1 edge in matches involving La Pesadilla, but insisted that it clearly was Orlando Colón behind the mask, which lead to another exchange of victories between both. After defeating Corino and his manager, José Chaparro, he challenged La Pesadilla to a hair vs. mask match at Aniversario. At the event, González defeated La Pesadilla in a match where Félix Trinidad served as special referee, to reveal that it was in fact Colón, who countered weeks after by double teaming him along Hiram Tua. As a consequence, González suffered a storyline neck injury that forced him to retire from the World Wrestling Council. However, this hiatus was short-lived and after earning victories over Stevens and exchanging contests with Bradley, the feud with Colón resumed, with both men once again emerging with one victory a piece. At Euphoria 2010, González defeated Banderas and Carly Colón to win the Wrestler of the Decade Cup. However, he dropped it to Banderas the following week. González went on to defeat Eric Pérez on three consecutive times and Orlando Colón in a stipulation match. This was followed by a battle royal to determine the first contender for the Universal Heavyweight Championship, which Cotto won. Despite this, González participated and won a three way dance for the title the following week. González quickly entered a feud with Scott Steiner, winning the first contest by disqualification. He retained it twice, including defeating Sinigalia. At Honor vs Traición 2010, Steiner won the second matchup against González to win the title. He followed this by winning a tag team match, regaining the first contendership by defeating Torres and winning a rematch over Chaparro. At Summer Madness, a contest between González and Steiner finished controversially and was declared a no contest, with the Universal Heavyweight Championship being held up. He followed this with a victory in a rematch over Sinigaglia and yet another exchange of victories with Orlando Colón. At Aniversario 2010, González defeated Steiner to regain the Universal Heavyweight Championship. On July 31, 2010, he dropped the title to Shelton Benjamin following external intervention from the debuting Gilbert. González disappeared from WWC programming following this event, only being mentioned occasionally during Gilbert's promos.
Prior to Christmas in PR 2010, the IWA began running an angle where a "mysterious voice" left messages to some of its wrestlers. On January 6, 2011, hours before the "Histeria Boricua" event was going to be held in Bayamón, the IWA published a video featuring a masked Rey Fénix announcing his presence at the event. At the actual event, González donned the mask and demanded a rematch against Banderas, claiming that he had "never defeated Rey Fénix". The match was promoted as "La Revancha del siglo" (The rematch of the century) and was won by Banderas. The angle with the "mysterious voice" continued for some time, in instances being hinted as an scuizofrenic conversario between González and his alter ego. A conclusion came at Juicio Final, when it was revealed that he had been mocking the fans all along and proceeded to remove the mask. González then recruited Thunder and Lighting as well as The Academy, a group composed by Olympic style wrestler, Phillip Davian, and the undefeated Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, Chris Angel. Following this, González made several non-wrestling appearances explaining that on Angel he saw "a younger version" of himself. Despite this, he left the IWA shortly after the promotion ceased to work with Telemundo de Puerto Rico, entering another period of inactivity.
Feud with Gilbert, La Nueva Familia (2011-2013)
On December 3, 2011 Ray Gonzalez name was mentioned by Gilbert on a segment of Las Superestrellas de la Lucha Libre Saturday edition stating that "he's tired of being compared to Ray Gonzalez". On the Sunday edition of the broadcast Gilbert once again stated that "[He] ran away from wrestling because he was afraid of him" and challenged him to appear on his section called "La Opinión de Gilbert" on the Lockout event held on December 17, 2011. González made his first appearance in WWC in almost a year and a half accepting Gilbert's challenge. Ray lost a match with Carlito (formerly known as Carlito Caribbean Cool in WWE)a WWC Lockout 2012 in a match stipulated as Hair vs.Hair when IWA owner Savio Vega, who was the guest referee, spat green mist to Gonzalez' face and superkicked him before Carlito pinned him. At Summer Madness, on June 29, 2013, González was defeated by Super Fénix in a Title vs Career match, forced to retire. His retire was revoke in the event Crossfire, on November 16, 2013, when Victor Jovica decides that his defeat on Summer Madness was not clean.
Ray González famous mottos
- "What makes a champion great is not the words,but the facts that support his words."
- "You know what I think about you,your career,your championship,and about your 15 times,which I don't give a damn!"
- Signature moves
- "Mr. Ray-tings"
- "El Que Mueve Las Fichas (The One and Only)"
- "El mejor libra x libra" (The best pound for pound)
Championships and accomplishments
- Americas Wrestling Federation
- AWF Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- AWF Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- International Wrestling Association
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- World Wrestling Council
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (19 times)
- WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
- WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WWC World Television Championship (2 times)
- WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Ricky Santana
- WWC World Tag Team Championship (10 times) - with El Bronco 1 (3), Ricky Santana (3), Huracan Castillo Jr. (3), and Rex King (1)
- Armando Rodríguez (2006-02-05). "Historical Perspective: WWC Universal Title 1993-1999". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
- Armando Rodríguez (2006-02-08). "Historical Perspective: WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 2000-2005". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
- "¡¡Nuevo Campeón Mundial!!" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2002-09-22.
- "¿Podrán coexistir juntos?" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-01-2003-01-24.
- "Rey Fénix se quita la máscara" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-02-05.
- "Ray González se une al Ejército de la Gente" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-02-20.
- "Super Fenix ataca de Nuevo" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-06-23.
- "Apolo y Savio vs Ray y Invader" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-07-28.
- "Se hizo Historia!" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-07-19.
- "Las voces dicen..." (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-10-10.
- "¡¡¡Savio Vega despedido!!!" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2003-12-15.
- "El nuevo líder no quiere errores" (in Spanish). International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2004-02-10.
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