Cien Caras

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Cien Caras
Birth name Carmelo Reyes González
Born (1949-10-18) October 18, 1949 (age 66)
Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Cien Caras
Mil Caras
Billed height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Billed weight 110 kg (240 lb)[1]
Billed from Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco[1]
Trained by Diablo Velasco[2]
Pantera Negra
Debut 1974
Retired 2005 (still semi-active)

Carmelo Reyes González (born October 18, 1949) is a Mexican retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Cien Caras ("Hundred Faces"). He is best known for his appearances with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.


After training under Diablo Velasco and Pantera Negra, Reyes debuted in 1974 under the ring name "Mil Caras", but due to the obvious confusion with Mil Máscaras, he dropped 900 units to become "Cien Caras". Caras was initially a técnico, but quickly developed a more violent wrestling style, and became a rudo. He lost his mask in the culmination of a feud with Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. On June 24, 1987 in Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico, Caras defeated MS-1 for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship. He held the title until March 20, 1988, when he lost to Lizmark in Mexico City, Mexican Federal District.

On August 18, 1991 in Monterrey, Caras defeated Konnan el Barbaro to become the second ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion. He held the title until leaving the CMLL in May 1992, vacating the title in the process. Caras followed Konnan to the newly formed Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, where he continued his feud with Konnan. At the inaugural TripleMania event on April 30, 1993, Caras defeated Konnan in a two out of three falls retirement match by count-out after Jake "The Snake" Roberts interfered on his behalf. Caras remained in the AAA for several years before returning to the CMLL. In one of his last matches in the promotion, he teamed with Heavy Metal and Latin Lover in a championship tournament to crown the first AAA Americas Trios Championship and lost to Los Villanos (Villano III, IV and V) at the tournament finals in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl on March 8, 1996.

In CMLL, Caras is a member of the stable Los Capos ("The Bosses") with his two younger brothers, Máscara Año 2000 and Universo 2000 (Los Hermanos Dinamita—"The Dynamite Brothers"), and Apolo Dantes. In 2004, Caras and Mascara Año 2000 were defeated by Perro Aguayo, Jr. and El Terrible in a hair versus hair tag team match at the annual Homenaje a Dos Leyendas: El Santo y Salvador Lutteroth show with Caras and Mascara having their heads shaved as a result. Caras and Mascara fought Aguayo, Jr. and his father, Perro Aguayo, in a second hair versus hair match in February 2005, with Caras and Mascara losing once again. The match was billed as Caras's retirement match, but he continued to wrestle in secondary CMLL venues, making him semi-retired.

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • "El Capo de Capos" ("The Boss of Bosses")
    • "Mil Caras" ("Thousand Faces")
    • "Sansón"

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Cien Caras (mask) Terremoto (mask) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event June 14, 1982  
Cien Caras (mask) Alfonso Dantés (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event Unknown  
Cien Caras (mask) Goro Tanaka (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Cien Caras (mask) Terremoto (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event Unknown  
Cien Caras (mask) Halcón Ortíz (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Live event May 15, 1984  
Cien Caras (mask) Siglo XX (mask) Mexico City, Mexico 31. Aniversario de Arena México April 12, 1987 [4]
Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. (mask) Cien Caras (mask) Mexico City, Mexico EMLL 57th Anniversary Show September 21, 1990 [5][6]
Cien Caras (hair) MS-1 (hair) Tonala, Jalisco Live event August 13, 1993  
Konnan (hair) Cien Caras (hair) Los Angeles, California Live event July 15, 1995 [Note 1]
Cien Caras (hair) Konnan (career) Mexico, DF Live event April 30, 1993
Rayo de Jalisco Jr. (mask) Cien Caras (hair) Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco Live event November 29, 1999  
Perro Aguayo (hair) Cien Caras (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Sin Piedad (2000) December 15, 2000 [7][8]
Pierroth, Jr. (hair) Cien Caras (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 20, 2003  
Perro Aguayo Jr. and El Terrible (hair) Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (2004) March 19, 2004
Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 (hair) Pierroth and Vampiro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Sin Piedad (2004) December 17, 2004 [9]
Perro Aguayo and Perro Aguayo, Jr. (hair) Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000 (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 18, 2005 [7]
Rey Misterio (hair) Cien Caras (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event August 25, 2006  


  1. ^ This was a triangle Steel cage match that also included Perro Aguayo.


General sources - Championship Information
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 389–402. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
General sources - Career
  • Cite Reference
  1. ^ a b c d "Statistics for Professional wrestlers". PWI Presents: 2008 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts (Kappa Publications). pp. 66–79. 2008 Edition. 
  2. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Dorada de lucha libre: Las Leyendas, las peleas, los fósforos del resentimiento (the golden age of lucha libre: the legends, the feuds, the grudge matches): Diablo Velasco". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperCollins Publisher. pp. 203–205. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  3. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  4. ^ Lucha 2000 Staff (April 2006). "Arena México: 50 anos de Lucha Libre". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). Especial 28. 
  5. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 17, 2009). "Recordando los aniversarios del CMLL: El Rayo de Jalisco gana la Máscara de Cien Caras". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2010). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Luchas 2000". Perro Aguayo y sus Victimas (in Spanish) (Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V.). pp. 12–15. Especial 30. 
  8. ^ "December 2000 PPV "Sin Piedad"". ProWrestlingHistory. December 15, 2000. Retrieved February 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 24, 2005). "Número Especial - Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2004". Super Luchas (in Spanish). issue 91. 

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