Electrico (wrestler)

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Eléctrico
Born (1986-08-21) August 21, 1986 (age 30)[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Cosmico
Eléctrico
Billed height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)[1]
Billed weight 72 kg (159 lb)[1]
Trained by Panchito Villalobos[1]
Ringo Mendoza[1]
Arturo Beristain[1]
Satánico[1]
Debut July 6, 2006 (CMLL)[1]

Eléctrico (born August 21, 1986) is a Mexican Luchador enmascarado or masked professional wrestler who currently works for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in their Mini-Estrella division. He is the current Mexican National Lightweight Champion. Eléctrico's 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.[2] Working in the Mini division does not necessarily mean that Eléctrico has dwarfism as several short wrestlers work in the "Mini" division, which is what separates the Mexican Mini-Estrella from traditional Midget professional wrestling as practiced in the United States and other places.[3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Eléctrico began his training at the age of just 15, training under Tony Salazar and Panchito Villalobos and later received further training by Ringo Mendoza, Arturo Beristain and Satánico when he began training at Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL) wrestling school in Guadalajara, Jalisco.[4] Records are unclear on whether Eléctrico worked as a professional wrestler before 2006 when he made his debut for CMLL. Since he is masked, his true name is not known, nor are any former ring names he may have used before joining CMLL. He made his debut on July 7, 2006 wrestling as "Eléctrico" an enmascarado character in CMLL's Mini-Estrellas division who wrestles as a técnico (the Lucha term for "good guy"). While some Mini-Estrellas often wrestle as smaller versions of regular sized wrestlers Eléctrico does not have a larger counterpart. Eléctrico briefly wrestled using a different mask and the name "Cosmico" but soon after reverted to wrestling as Eléctrico and another wrestler was given the Cosmico character instead. The two Mini-Estrellas even teamed up on occasion. In 2008 Eléctrico won the CMLL Physical Fitness contest for the minis division, crediting his mother with instilling in him the work ethic that allowed him to get in good enough shape to win the competition.[4] On September 19, 2008 he was one of 10 wrestlers to compete in a torneo cibernetico where the winner would qualify for the finals of a tournament for the vacant Mexican National Lightweight Championship, but was eliminated by eventual cibernetico winner Mascarita Dorada.[5]

On January 11, 2009 Eléctrico wrestled in the main event of CMLL's La Hora Cero ("Zero Hour") pay-per-view (PPV) as he was one of the 13 Mini-Estrellas that put their mask on the line in a Steel Cage match. Eléctrico was the second wrestler to escape the cage and thus keep his mask safe. In the end Pierrothito pinned Shockercito, forcing him to unmask.[6] Just under two months later, on March 6, 2009, Eléctrico participated in another multi-man cage match where the loser would be unmasked. As with the La Hora Cero match Eléctrico escaped the cage early in the match, leaving Sombrita to be pinned by Mascarita Dorada.[7] On September 18, 2009 Eléctrico wrestled on his first CMLL Anniversary Show, CMLL's biggest and most important show of the year, as he wrestled on the undercard of CMLL's 76th Anniversary Show. Eléctrico teamed with Pequeño Olímpico and Bam Bam as they took on Pierrothito, Pequeño Black Warrior and Pequeño Damián 666 in a six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match. Eléctrico won the match for his team as he forced Pierrothito to submit in the second fall of the match.[8] As a result of his victory over Pierrothito Eléctrico earned a shot at Pierrothito's Mexican National Lightweight Championship the following week. The match was featured on the undercard of the 2009 Torneo Gran Alternativa and saw Pierrothito successfully defend the championship against Eléctrico.[9] He participated in his first ever Pequeño Reyes del Aire ("Little Kings of the Air") tournament on March 7, 2010 but was eliminated half way through the match before Pequeño Nitro won the tournament.[10] In August CMLL began a "Bicentennial tournament" specifically for the Mini-Estrella division, both to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexico as a nation and the 18th anniversary of CMLL's Mini-Estrella division. The prize of the tournament was an opportunity to leave the Mini-Estrellas division and work with the regular male wrestlers of CMLL.[11][12] Electrico was part of the first of two torneo ciberneticos elimination matches and was the last man eliminated when Demus 3:16 pinned him.[13] On December 3, 2010, at Sin Piedad Eléctrico defeated Pequeño Warrior in a Lucha de Apuesta to take his mask.[14]

During a Toryumon Mexico show on August 19, 2012 Eléctrico broke his leg when he hit the steel guard rail outside the ring while performing a high flying, high risk move. He was in a cast for around 6 weeks, having severely limited mobility while recovering.[15] On October 14, 2010 Toryumon Mexico and CMLL held a joint benefit event for Eléctrico in the same building where he broke his leg. The proceeds from the tickets and an auction of wrestling memorabilia and wrestling gear went to Eléctrico to cover for the fact that he was not working.[16] The injury required the doctors to insert a metal plate and four screws in his leg due to the bad break, forcing him to spend seven months rehabilitating his injury. During his time off Electrico put his electrical engineering degree to use teaching in school. He made his return to the ring on April 1, 2013 in Puebla, Puebla.[17]

On August 13, Eléctrico defeated Pequeño Nitro in a tournament final to win the vacant Mexican National Lightweight Championship.[18]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Eléctrico (mask) Pequeño Black Warrior (mask) Mexico City, Mexico 2010 Sin Piedad December 3, 2010 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Tecnicos - Eléctrico" (in Spanish). Fuego En El Ring. Retrieved October 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  3. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "You ain't seen nothing yet: the minis". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 209–212. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  4. ^ a b c Gutiérrez, Ana. "Eléctrico, enciende a la Perla Tapatia" (in Spanish). Fuego en el Ring. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ Mario Licona (September 17, 2009). "Wagner se reivindica "en su casa"" (in Spanish). ESTO, OEM online. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ Ocampo, Jorge (January 11, 2009). "Resultados Arena México: La Hora Cero - Shockercito pierde la máscara dice llamarse Javier Cortes Sánchez". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 28, 2009. 
  7. ^ Ocampo, Jorge (March 7, 2009). "Sombrita pierde la máscara en el "Infierno en el Ring" de Puebla". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ Arturo Rosas Plata (September 19, 2009). "El Príncipe ya es "Rey"". Ovaciones (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Ovaciones, S. A. de C.V. p. Front page, 22–23. Número 21714 Año LXII. Retrieved September 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ "RESULTADOS ARENA MÈXICO VIERNES 25 DE SEPTIEMBRE" (in Spanish). Fuego en el Ring. September 25, 2009. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  10. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (March 9, 2010). "Pequeño Nitro gana el torneo "Pequeños Reyes del Aire 2010?". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  11. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (August 10, 2010). "Arena México (martes 10 de agosto) – 18 Aniversario de los luchadores minis con el Torneo Bicentenario". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  12. ^ Oculto, Rostro (August 10, 2010). "CMLL- El sueño de un mini estrella se convierte realidad". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  13. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (August 11, 2010). "Arena México (resultados 10 de agosto): Demus 3:16, gana la primera eliminatoria del Torneo de Minis Bicentenario". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b Ruiz Glez, Alex (December 3, 2010). "CMLL "Sin Piedad 2010" (cobertura y resultados 3 de diciembre del 2010) Eléctrico gana la máscara de Pequeño Warrior- Rey Bucanero gana la cabellera de Mr. Águila". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  15. ^ Gutierrez, Ana (October 10, 2012). "Lucha a Beneficio de Electrico". Fuego en el Ring (in Spanish). Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ Reyes Ruiz, Eduardo (October 14, 2012). "Un apestoso y uno de otro nivel, triunfaron en Toryumon" (in Spanish). Estrellas del Ring. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  17. ^ "ELÉCTRICO, CON LA BATERÍA RECARGADA". CMLL Gaceta (in Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c Salazar López, Alexis A. (August 14, 2013). "Resultados Arena México Martes 13 de Agosto '13". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Valiente sorprende en fisicoculturismo". CMLL Gaceta (in Spanish). November 24, 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Dallys derrota a Dark Angel – Astral, Campeón Absoluto". CMLL Gaceta (in Spanish). November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.