Konan Big

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Konan Big
A latino man in a white shirt and black wristbands
Konan Big posing
Birth name Eugenio Torres Villarreal
Born (1957-07-13) July 13, 1957 (age 60)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico[1]
Residence Monterrey, Nuevo Leon[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Konan Big
Konan Plus
Billed height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Billed weight 91 kg (201 lb)[1]
Trained by Mr. Lince
Debut 2004[2]

Eugenio Torres Villarreal[2] (born July 13, 1957) is a Mexican luchador, or professional wrestler, television host and rapper best known under his ring name Konan Big. Torres competes primarily in the Monterrey-based Federación Internacional de Lucha Libre (FILL)). He is known mainly in Monterrey City for wrestling against various local celebrities. He also appears occasionally on the variety show Es Show (formerly "Las Noches del Futbol") on Multimedios Televisión.[2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Torres made his professional wrestling debut in early 2004 working for the Monterrey-based professional wrestling promotion ''Federación Internacional de Lucha Libre (Spanish for "International Wrestling Federation"; FILL) using the ring name Konan Big. Within a month of his debut Konan Big had already won the mask of "Latin Heart" when he defeated him in a Luchas de Apuesta (bet match). On February 22, 2004 Konan Big lost his own mask when he was defeated in an Apuesta match by Spiderman. Not long after his unmasking Konan Big became involved in a storyline feud with Patricio "Pato" Zambrano, a minor television character, the storyline was that television actress Irma Serrano hired Konan Big to humiliate Pato Zambrano by shaving his hair off. The plan backfired as Pato Zambrano defeated Konan Big in a Luchas de Apuesta match on August 1, 2004.[2][3] In the following years Konan Big would wrestle against other Multimedios personalities such as male model Alfonso de Nigris, Regalito the Clown, and Acábatelo host Mario Bezares.[2][3] In 2006 he also gained a measure of revenge on Pato Zambrano when he shaved Zambrano's hair off after defeating him in an Apuesta match.

In 2005 Konan Big won his first championship, the FILL World Heavyweight Championship.[4] Konan Big held the title throughout 2005 and 2006, briefly losing the title to Konnan and then regaining it.[4] In December 2006 Konan Big lost the title for the second and final time to Rayo de Jalisco, Jr..[4] In 2007 Konan Big defeated Axel El Nieto del Santo ("The Grandson of Santo) to win the FILL World Middleweight Championship.[5] On March 11, 2007 Konan Big and Axel lost a tag team match to El Hijo del Aníbal and El Hijo del Solitario, after which the two faced off in a match where Konan Big put the Middleweight title on the line and Axel put his mask on the line. On the night Axel managed to keep his mask and defeated Konan Big for the Middleweight title.[5] Konan Big would continue to wrestle local celebrities, losing to Regalito and Raton the Clown in a handicap match and wrestling against radio DJ Cepi Boy, Torin and Gongora. Konan Big claims to had made a backstage appearance during Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's (TNA) 2007 Genesis Pay-Per-View laying out an open challenge to everyone in TNA.[3][6] This appearance apparently was his only appearance for TNA so far, But this information has no background nor proof. Konan Big took several months off in 2008 to write and produce his own rap CD, returning to the ring in April, 2008. On October 31, 2008 Konan Big lost a non-title match to the NWA World Heavyweight Champion Blue Demon, Jr. in the main event of a Halloween show in Monterrey.[7]

AAA / Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide[edit]

Over the years Konan Big has made several appearances for AAA when their tour went through Monterrey. On June 9, 2009 Konan Big faced Cibernético in a match where Cibernético stated before the match that Konan Big was used to facing "clowns and TV presenters" (the latter referring to his various conflicts with Ernesto Chavana, the host of Las Noches de Futbol) but now had to face a real wrestler. The statement was backed up with a victory over Konan Big after only just eight minutes.[8] At AAA's annual Heroes Inmortales III Konan Big made his first mainstream appearance for AAA, first being brought out as one of the potential opponents for Chessman after his scheduled opponent Charly Manson left the promotion. Later on he participated in the third annual Copa Antonio Peña, being the last wrestler eliminated by Cibernético.[9] So far Konan Big has only wrestled one match for AAA since then, teaming with Latin Lover and X-Pac to defeat Konnan, Kenzo Suzuki and Nicho el Millonario. On September 11, 2011, it was announced that Konan Big would be returning to AAA on October 9 at Héroes Inmortales, where he would accompany El Hijo del Perro Aguayo to the ring for his match against Dr. Wagner, Jr. for the AAA Latin American Championship.[10] Two days after the announcement Torres revealed that he was planning to retire from professional wrestling at the end of 2011.[11] At Héroes Inmortales, Konan Big failed in his attempt to help Aguayo defeat Wagner, Jr. for his title.[12]

Rap career[edit]

In 2008 Konan Big announced that he was working on a rap cd named Y Miren Lo Que Traigo Raza ("And look at what I bring, my race") that was released later in 2008.[3] In 2009 he announced that he would change his rap name to "Buffalo" due to copyright problems.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Federación Internacional de Lucha Libre
    • FILL Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[4][4]
    • FILL Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • FILL Middleweight Championship (1 time)[5]

Luchas de apuestas record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Mask Konan Big Latin Heart Monterrey, Nuevo León January 18, 2004  
Mask Spiderman Konan Big Monterrey, Nuevo León February 22, 2004  
Hair Pato Zambrano Konan Big Monterrey, Nuevo León August 1, 2004 Zambrano is not a wrestler and Konan Big never had his hair cut after the match
Mask Konan Big Super Konnan Monterrey, Nuevo León March 2006 Three way match that also included Pancho Tequila
Hair Konan Big Pato Zambrano Monterrey, Nuevo León September 12, 2006 Triangle match that also include Diluvio Negro I
Hair Konan Big Carola Monterrey, Nuevo León October 3, 2006
Hair Konan Big El Cachichurris Monterrey, Nuevo León April 23, 2007
Hair Konan Big Sky Monterrey, Nuevo León May 15, 2007
Hair Konan Big Simbolo Monterrey, Nuevo León July 31, 2011
Hair Konan Big Big Neurosis Monterrey, Nuevo León April 29, 2012
Hair Ernesto Chavana Konan Big Monterrey, Nuevo León July 14, 2013 Chavana is the host of Las Noches de Futbol and not a professional wrestler

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Statistics for Professional wrestlers". PWI Presents: 2008 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. pp. 37–53. 2008 Edition. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "¿Quién es Konan Big?". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). September 12, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Ocampo, Jorge (September 29, 2009). "Konan Big "Mira lo que tragio Raza"". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 23, 2006. issue 192. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 26, 2007. issue 244. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "TNA Genesis 2007". Pro Wrestling History. November 11, 2007. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ Ocampo, Jorge (November 7, 2008). "Blue Demon Jr. vs Konnan Big". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ Ocampo, Jorge (June 17, 2009). "Cibernético en Monterrey". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 324. 
  9. ^ Marquina, Alva (September 26, 2009). "AAA- Héroes Inmortales III- (Resultados en vivo 26 septiembre 2009) – Cibernético gana el Trofeo Antonio Peña – Electroshock sustituye a Charly Manson contra Chessman – El luchador sorpresa fue Konan Big". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ "En Silao.... ¡Se revelan muchos datos sobre Héroes Inmortales!" (in Spanish). Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. September 12, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ Virusalive (September 13, 2011). "Noticia bomba: se retira Konan Big". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ Cano Vela, Eduardo (October 9, 2011). "AAA Héroes Inmortales (Cobertura y resultados 9 de Octubre de 2011) – Mesias y Sting empatan y unen sus fuerzas contra Konnan, Jarrett y sus aliados, Wagner gana pero Octagón y La Parka lo traicionan, los perros pierden las cabelleras". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 9, 2011. 

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