Niebla Roja

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Niebla Roja
Born (1986-03-20) March 20, 1986 (age 31)[1]
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Ángel de Plata
Guerrero Inca
Niebla Roja
Billed height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Billed weight 84 kg (185 lb)[1]
Billed from Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico[2]
Trained by Gran Cochisse[1]
El Satánico
Último Guerrero[3]
Debut 2008[3]

Niebla Roja (Spanish for "Red Fog"; born March 20, 1986) is the current ring name of a Mexican Luchador Enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler, working for the Mexican wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). He originally worked under the ring name Ángel de Plata (Spanish for "Silver Angel") but changed name and mask in 2012. His real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans.[4] His brother is also a masked luchador working under the ring name Ángel de Oro (Golden Angel").

Professional wrestling career[edit]

The wrestler known as Niebla Rojo and his younger brother who wrestles under the ring name Ángel de Oro are both sons of professional wrestler Apolo Chávez and grew up idolizing their father.[1] The wrestler who would later be known as Niebla Rojo made his professional wrestling debut under the name Guerrero Inca (Incan Warrior) and wrestled locally in the Gómez Palacio, Durango. He also wrestled a few shows for International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) but broke his arm before he could make much progress in the company.

Ángel de Plata (2008–2012)[edit]

In Durango he feuded with his younger brother, in a feud that was so well received by the crowd that both his brother and he received an invitation to train at Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL) wrestling school in Guadalajara, Jalisco. When he went to Guadalajara to train under Gran Cochisse and El Satánico he changed his ring character to Ángel de Plata, to complement his brothers ring character.[1] The duo made their CMLL debut on July 4, 2008 wrestling as a team dubbed Los Angeles Celestiales ("The Celestial Angels")[1] The duo was made into a trio when they were joined by Ángel Azteca, Jr. who used a similar "Angel inspired" ring character.[5] Los Angeles Celestiales worked low card matches throughout 2008 and into 2009, gaining valuable ring experience along the way. On April 7, 2009 Ángel de Plata participated in a 10-man Torneo cibernetico for the vacant CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship. The other participants included Ángel Azteca Jr., Rey Cometa, Pegasso, Tiger Kid, Pólvora, Inquisidor, Súper Comando, Angel de Oro and eventual winner Máscara Dorada.[6]

In the fall of 2009 Ángel de Plata participated in the 2009 Gran Alternativa tournament, a tournament where an experienced wrestler teams up with a newcomer. Ángel de Plata teamed up with Héctor Garza and together they defeated Averno and Pólvora in the first round, before losing to eventual tournament winners La Ola Amarilla ("The Yellow Wave"; Naito and Okumura).[7] In late 2009 Los Ángeles Celestiales participated in a tournament to crown new Mexican National Trios Champion. The team lost in the first round to Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Virus, Pólvora and Euforia.[5] Following the tournament loss Los Ángeles Celestiales and Los Cancerberos del Infierno have developed a rivalry between the two groups, facing off on various CMLL shows, including their Friday night CMLL Super Viernes show.[8] On the January 15, 2010 Super Viernes Ángel de Plata lost a Lighting match to Raziel, one of the members of Los Cancerberos del Infierno, continuing the building storyline between the two factions.[9] Ángel de Plata was one of 12 men who put their mask on the line as part of a 12-man steel cage match in the main event of the 2010 Infierno en el Ring. During the match he tricked his brother Ángel de Oro in order to escape the match. In the end Ángel de Oro defeated Fabián el Gitano in the Lucha de Apueta (bet match) portion of the match to unmask him. Following the match Ángel de Plata returned to the ring to celebrate with his brother, showing that there were no hard feelings over Ángel de Plata's tactics during the match.[10]

Niebla Roja (2012–present)[edit]

On March 30, 2012, Ángel de Plata underwent a complete character overhaul, debuting a new mask and attire and switching his ring name to Niebla Roja ("Red Mist"), while also turning rudo in the process.[11] On July 6, Niebla Roja was named the newest member of Último Guerrero's Los Guerreros del Infierno stable.[12] Niebla Roja competed in CMLL's first ever En Busca de un Ídolo ("In search of an Idol") tournament, but did not qualify for the semi-final part of the tournament.[13] Niebla Roja was forced to team up with Dragón Rojo, Jr. from the rival Los Revolucionarios del Terror rival group for the 2013 Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles ("National Incredible Pairs Tournament") where the concept was that rivals would team up for a tag team tournament. Despite being rivals the duo managed to defeate the team of Rush and El Terrible in the first round and Blue Panther and Rey Escorpión in the second round. The team was defeated in the semi-finals by Niebla Rojo's stable leader Último Guerrero and Atlantis.[14][15] From January 14 to 19, 2014, Roja worked the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and CMLL co-produced Fantastica Mania 2014 tour, which marked his debut in Japan.[16][17] On March 28, 2014, Roja won his first title, when he, Euforia and Último Guerrero defeated Los Estetas del Aire (Máscara Dorada, Místico and Valiente) for the CMLL World Trios Championship.[18] They lost the title to Sky Team (Místico, Valiente and Volador Jr.) on February 13, 2015.[19]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Tecnicos - Angel de Plata" (in Spanish). Fuego En El Ring. Retrieved October 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ Oculto, Rostro (October 15, 2009). "12 Máscaras en juego (18 octubre 2009) – Cartel Completo – Strongman vs. Último Guerrero" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Participantes: Rudos Niebla Rojo" (in Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperCollins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  5. ^ a b SuperLuchas staff (January 11, 2010). "El Novato del Año: Angel de Oro". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 346. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ Ovaciones staff (April 7, 2009). "Se improne la lucha aéra". Ovaciones (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Ovaciones, S. A. de C.V. p. 22. Número 21543 Año LXII. Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  7. ^ Marquina, Alva (September 25, 2009). "CMLL- (Resultados en vivo 25 septiembre de 2009) – Último Guerrero venció a Liger. Yujiro y Okumura se llevan el Torneo la Gran Alternativa" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ Boutwell, Josh (January 29, 2010). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ Islas, Alejandro (January 18, 2010). "Guerrero, obligado a exponer el título". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 19–21. issue 347. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  10. ^ Rivera, Manuel (July 19, 2010). "CMLL: Infierno en el Ring (18 julio 2010): ¡Fabián el Gitano pierde la máscara" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ Mexicool, Rey (March 26, 2012). "Niebla Roja se presenta este 30 de marzo en la Arena México" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ Boutwell, Josh (July 14, 2012). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "En Busca de un Idolo Inicio" (in Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Reviven por una noche los Guerreros de la Atlantida". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). March 9, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Atlantis y Ultimo Guerrero a la final del Torneo de Parejas Increíbles". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish). March 9, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  16. ^ "『Fantastica Mania』メンバーが決定!! 2代目ミスティコが参戦!! 素顔のボラドールなど、16名が大挙上陸!!". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). November 7, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Los programas oficiales de la gira NJPW Presents: CMLL Fantastica Mania 2014". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). January 6, 2014. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b Reducindo, Miguel (March 29, 2014). "Resultados - Viernes 28 de Marzo '14". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  19. ^ "'Sky team', satisfechos por título de tercias". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). February 14, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015.