Sangre Chicana

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Sangre Chicana
Birth name Andrés Durán Reyes
Born (1951-11-30) November 30, 1951 (age 63)
Paredón, Coahuila, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Lemus[1]
Sangre Chicana
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Billed weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Trained by Rolando Vera
Yaqui Moy
Debut July 1973

Sangre Chicana (Spanish for "Chicano Blood") is the ring name of Mexican professional wrestler Andrés Durán Reyes (born November 30, 1951). Reyes made his professional wrestling debut in 1973, wearing a red mask with a gold stripe, under the name Lemus. A year later he changed his name to Sangre Chicana but kept the mask with the golden stripe. He rose to prominence in a feud with El Cobarde and Fishman that led to a Lucha de Apuesta, mask vs. mask match where Reyes lost his mask. Reyes is one of the very few wrestlers to work for both Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) (now known as Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)) and Francisco Flores' promotion Toreo Cuatro Caminos Independents. Over the years the Chicana "family" grew, as "Lemus I" debuted in the 1980s using Reyes original mask, followed by "Lemus II" in the 1990s. In 2000, Reyes' sons "Lemus, Jr." and "Sangre Chicana, Jr." made their professional wrestling debuts.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Andrés Reyes made his professional wrestling debut in July 1973 as the enmascarado (masked) character Lemus. Less than a year after his debut he was forced to remove his mask as he lost a Lucha de Apuesta (bet match) to El Canek and had to remove the mask per Lucha Libre traditions.[2] Not long after his mask loss Reyes began working as the enmascarado character Sangre Chicana, Chicana wore the same mask as he did while wrestling as Lemus; this was possible because began wrestling outside his home state and at the time information did not travel as fast. After wrestling under a mask for some years he finally gained some notoriety as he began a feud with Fishman and El Cobarde. This feud led to another Lucha de Apuesta, this time between all three men, a match that Fishman won, unmasking Sangre Chicana.[2] The loss of the mask was the first step towards Sangre Chicana becoming a headline wrestler as he defeated José Luis Mendieta on November 19, 1977, to win the Mexican National Middleweight Championship, only two months after he was unmasked.[3] He vacated the championship in 1979, but the reason for the vacation is unclear.[3] He held the NWA World Middleweight Championship twice in 1980-1981 defeating Cachorro Mendoza and Tony Salazar to win the title and lost it to Ringo Mendoza on April 3, 1981.[4] In 1982 he briefly held the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship for 19 days.[5] In 1982 Chicana jumped to the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) where he resumed his feud with Fishman, trading the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship four times in total over a period of 16 months.[6] When he returned to Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre he teamed up with Cien Caras, defeating Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza to win the Mexican National Tag Team Championship, a title they would hold until Rayo de Jalisco and Tony Benetto won it from them.[7] Between 1989 and 1990 Sangre Chicana held the UWA promoted WWF Light Heavyweight Championship on two occasions.[8] When the UWA Folded Chicana worked full-time for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL; Formerly EMLL) where he teamed with Bestia Salvaje and Emilio Charles, Jr. for a CMLL World Trios Championship reign.[9] In the late 1990s Sangre Chicana left CMLL and began working for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) where he defeated Máscara Sagrada II to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship.[10] His run with the title lasted 715 days, from May 16, 1998, until April 30, 2000 when he lost the belt to Latin Lover.[10] On August 20, 2004, Chicana won the AAA Americas Heavyweight Championship, a title held until he left AAA. While he is still listed as the current championship the title has technically been inactive since Chicana left the promotion.[11] In recent years Sangre Chicana has worked only select dates on the Mexican independent circuit, often together with his son Sangre Chicana, Jr.[12]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • El Amo del Escándalo (Spanish for "The King of Scandals")[1]
    • El Pocho Maldito ("The Cursed Pocho")[1]
    • El Patron ("The Boss")[1]
    • El Hombre Rojo ("The Red Man")[1]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Mask Canek Lemús Monterrey, Nuevo León 1974 [2]
Mask Sangre Chicana El Puma Unknown Unknown [2]
Mask Sangre Chicana Dragón de Oro Unknown Unknown [2]
Mask Sangre Chicana Dragón Rojo Unknown Unknown [2]
Mask Fishman Sangre Chicana Mexico City, Mexico September 23, 1977 [Note 3][2]
Hair Sangre Chicana El Cobarde Unknown Unknown  
Hair   Sangre Chicana and El Satánico Mexico City, Mexico Unknown [Note 4][14]
Masks Sangre Chicana and As Charro Los Tigres del Ring Torreón, Coahuila January 16, 1977 [2]
Hairs El Faraón and Ringo Mendoza Sangre Chicana and Alfonso Dantés Unknown April 22, 1978 [15]
Hair Sangre Chicana Gran Cochisse Mexico City, Mexico October 19, 1979  
Hairs El Faraón and Águila India Sangre Chicana and Tony Salazar Mexico City, Mexico 1980  
Hair Sangre Chicana and Satánico Ringo Mendoza and Cachorro Mendoza Unknown May 1982 [14][15]
Hair Satánico Sangre Chicana Mexico City, Mexico June, 1982 [14]
Hair Sangre Chicana MS-1 Mexico City, Mexico September 23, 1983 [16]
Mask Sangre Chicana El Increíble Hulk Unknown March 22, 1984  
Hair Sangre Chicana MS-1 Mexico City, Mexico September 21, 1984 [16]
Hair Sangre Chicana Perro Aguayo Mexico City, Mexico February 28, 1986 [17]
Hairs Sangre Chicana and Mocho Cota El Faraón and Talismán Mexico City, Mexico March 7, 1986  
Mask Sangre Chicana Ultraman Unknown 1987  
Hair Sangre Chicana Apolo Estrada Monterrey, Nuevo León February, 1987  
Hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana Mexico City, Mexico February 15, 1987 [17]
Hair Sangre Chicana La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico November, 1987  
Hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana Monterrey, Nuevo León December 20, 1987 [17]
Hair Sangre Chicana Magnifico Mexico City, Mexico 1988  
Hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana Tijuana, Baja California January 27, 1989 [17]
Hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana Mexico City, Mexico November 1990 [17]
Hair Sangre Chicana Brazo de Oro Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 1992  
Masks Sangre Chicana and El Sanguinario Latin Lover and Polimero Espacial Monterrey, Nuevo León August 1, 1992  
Hair Vampiro Canadiense Sangre Chicana Monterrey, Nuevo León December 10, 1992  
Hair La Fiera Sangre Chicana Mexico City, Mexico July 2, 1993  
Hair Justiciero Sangre Chicana Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 1994  
Hair Sangre Chicana La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico March 17, 1995  
Hair Heavy Metal Sangre Chicana Naucalpan, Mexico State March 1, 1998 As the 1998 Rey de Reyes event.
Hair Sangre Chicana Enrique Vera Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas October 31, 1999  
Hair Sangre Chicana El Cobarde II Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas August 6, 2000  
Hair Sangre Chicana Pirata Morgan Monterrey, Nuevo León September 3, 2000  
Hair Sangre Chicana Pirata Morgan Acapulco, Guerrero May 24, 2001 At Triplemanía IX[Note 5]
Hair Sangre Chicana Jaque Mate Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas February 2002  
Hair Sergio Romo Jr. Sangre Chicana Monterrey, Nuevo León July 31, 2005 [Note 6]
Hair Sangre Chicana Sergio Romo Jr. Monterrey, Nuevo León October 23, 2005 [Note 7]
Hair Shocker Sangre Chicana Guadalajara, Jalisco December 10, 2005 As the 2005 Guerra de Tianes
Hair Tinieblas, Jr. Sangre Chicana Tijuana, Baja California June 22, 2007 [Note 8]
Hair Laredo Kid Sangre Chicana Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas June 9, 2008 [Note 9]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ CMLL was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until 1990. CMLL retained three NWA-branded championships after leaving the NWA that they promote.
  2. ^ Sangre Chicana won the WWF title during a time that it was promoted by the UWA and exclusively in Mexico. The title reigns are not officially recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment. No reign with the championship prior to December 1997 is officially recognized or acknowledged by the World Wrestling Entertainment.
  3. ^ This was a triangle match that also included El Cobarde.
  4. ^ Wrestled to a draw where both wrestlers lost had their hair shaved off after the match.
  5. ^ This was a triangle Bull Terrier match that also included El Cobarde.
  6. ^ As a result of a pre-match stipulation referee Copetas Salazar had his head shaved instead of Sangre Chicana.
  7. ^ This was a triangle match that also included Pirata Morgan.
  8. ^ Final two men in a six man match that also included Tinieblas, Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Espectro Jr.
  9. ^ This was a Cage match that also included Hombre Sin Miedo, Ozz, Cuervo, and Escoria. Laredo Kid was injured before the end of the match and Sangre Chicana sacrificed his hair to save Laredo's mask.

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b ">Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Japan: NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 370. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. </
  6. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: Universal Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 397. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
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  9. ^ a b Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Trios Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  10. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  11. ^ a b "Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion Americas Heavyweight Team Title". wrestlingtitles.com. December 12, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2009. 
  12. ^ Velázquez, Israel (July 9, 2009). "El regreso de Sangre Chicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). p. 14. issue 330. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Salvador Lutteroth Tournament 1995". Pro Wrestling History. March 24, 1995. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c "Rudos - Satánico". Fuego en el ring (in Spanish). Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  15. ^ a b Flores, Manuel (May 25, 2009). "Los Hermano Mendoza - Ringo y Cachorro están de regreso". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 22–23. issue 316. 
  16. ^ a b "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". MS-1 (in Spanish) (Mexico City, Mexico). October 2007. p. 40. Tomo III. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "Luchas 2000". Perro Aguayo y sus Victimas (in Spanish) (Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V.). pp. 12–15. Especial 30.