Luciferno

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Luciferno
Birth nameJesús Parra Ramírez
Born (1972-01-11) January 11, 1972 (age 47)[1]
Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Hombre Sin Nombre
Hooligan
Luciferno
Super Punk
Último Rebelde
Billed height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Billed weight98 kg (216 lb)[1]
Trained byBlue Panther[1]
Satánico[1]
Halcón Suriano[1]
Asterión[2]
DebutDecember 25, 1989[1]

Jesús Parra Ramírez (born January 11, 1972) is a Mexican Luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler best known under the ring name Hooligan. He is currently working under the ring name Luciferno. Ramírez has worked for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) since 2002 and is a founding member of the group Los Guerreros Tuareg as well as being a core member in the group that preceded it, Pandilla Guerrera. Ramírez has previously wrestled under the ring names Super Punk and Último Rebelde. He is the brother of CMLL luchador Ephesto, although it is not acknowledged on television.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Ramírez was trained for his professional wrestling career by Durango locals Halcón Suriano and Asterión, wanting to follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a professional wrestler.[1][2] Ramírez was in the same class as the wrestler who would later be known as Último Guerrero and the two became close friends. Ramírez made his professional wrestling debut on December 25, 1989 as the enmascarado (masked) character "Super Punk", inspired by the British Punk Rock scene, complete with a Mohawk sticking out of the top of his mask.[3] After Guerrero made his debut 1990 as El Flanagan the two began teaming up on a regular basis, earning the two the Laguna Tag Team Championship at one point in time. After working around Durango only both Ramírez and his tag team partner were given a big opportunity by Promo Azteca in 1997. They brought the team in under the name Los Hooligans, with Ramírez working as Último Rebelde ("The Last Rebel") and El Flanagan becoming Último Guerrero ("The Last Warrior").[3] Los Hooligans first major storyline feud saw them face off against the team of Torero and Salsero. The storyline was supposed to see Los Hooligans lose their masks to Torero and Salsero in a Lucha de Apuesta match, but Guerrero left Promo Azteca to join Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) to keep from being unmasked.[4] In the end Último Rebelde lost to Torero on December 13, 1997, after which he had to unmask and reveal his real name per Lucha Libre traditions.[5] When Promo Azteca closed down less than a year later Ramírez worked mainly local shows until getting an opportunity to wrestle for CMLL in 2002

Ramírez made his debut for CMLL in August, 2002 wrestling as the enmascarado character Hooligan, inspired by the British football hooligans. His mask was originally patterned after the Union Jack, although it was later modified with a Mohawk and decorations.[6] He started out working in the first or second match of the night with mixed success. In 2003 he teamed up with Sangre Azteca and Ramstein to form a rúdo (bad guy) group called La Alianza ("The Alliance").[6] La Alianza's lone highlight was their participation in a tournament for the vacant Mexican National Trios Championship in 2003, although they lost in the first round.[7]

Pandilla Guerrera and Guerros Tuareg[edit]

In 2004 Los Guerreros del Infierno created a mid-card sub group called Pandilla Guerrera (Spanish for "Gang of Warriors") to counter Los Guapos' Guapos U group. Pandilla Guerrera included all three Alianza members as well as Nitro, Doctor X, Loco Max, Arkangel de la Muerte, El Koreano. Initially the group featured prominently in CMLL storylines but when Los Guapos left CMLL Pandilla Guerrera became used mainly to help young tecnicos improve in the ring and less as a group likely to move up the rankings. On December 12, 2005 Hooligan teamed with Arkangel and Loco Max only to lose to the team of El Texano, Jr., Stuka, Jr. and Virus in the opening match of the 2005 Juicio Final show.[8]

In 2007 several members of Pandilla Guerrera broke away from Los Guerreros del Infierno to establish their own identity as a group called Los Rebeldes del Desertio ("The Desert Rebels") and sometimes Los Rebeldes del Tuareg ("The Tuareg Rebels") but ended up being known generally as Los Guerreros Tuareg ("The Tuareg Warriors").[9] Despite the new name Guerreros Tuareg remained a mid-card rudo team, used mainly to help elevate their opponents. In June 2008 Hooligan and Arkangel de la Muerte teamed up to compete in a tournament for the CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship. In the first round Hooligan and Arkangel defeated Leono and Tony Rivera but lost in the second round to Ángel Azteca, Jr. and Máscara Purpura.[10] On October 18, 2009 Hooligan was one of 12 wrestlers who put their mask on the line in a 12-man Luchas de Apuestas cage match. He was the second person to escape the cage keeping his mask safe, the final saw Pólvora pin Tigre Blanco to unmask him.[11] Hooligan 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. He was the first man to escape the cage, showing his true rudo character by distracting his Guerreros Tuareg teammember Doctor X in order to escape the cage. In the end Ángel de Oro defeated Fabián el Gitano in the Lucha de Apueta (bet match) portion of the match to unmask him.[12]

Luciferno[edit]

On February 3, 2015, Ramírez debuted under the new ring name Luciferno and joined Mephisto and his brother Ephesto in a group called Los Hijos del Infierno ("The Sons of the Inferno").[13] On August 9, 2015 Los Hijos del Infierno defeated Los Reyes de la Atlantida ("The Kings of the Atlantis"; Atlantis, Delta and Guerrero Maya Jr.) to win the Mexican National Trios Championship.[14]

Private life[edit]

Ramírez' brother is also a Luchador working for CMLL under the name Ephesto, since Ephesto has never been unmasked in a Lucha de Apuesta match his first name is not a matter of public record.[15] Ramírez was a training partner of Último Guerrero (then wrestling as El Flanagan) which developed a close bond between the two, so close that he often calls Guerrero "his brother" to the point that they have many times been mistaken for brothers, even though there's no blood relation between them.[15]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Torero (mask) Último Rebelde (mask) Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State] Live event December 13, 1997 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Rudos – Hooligan". Fuego En El Ring (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Oculto, Rostro (October 15, 2009). "12 Máscaras en juego (18 octubre 2009) – Cartel Completo – Strongman vs. Último Guerrero". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 25, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Último Rebelde (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. November 2007. p. 39. Tomo V.
  4. ^ "Grandes Figuras de la Lucha Libre". Último Guerrero (in Spanish). Portales, Mexico. November 2008. p. 66. 17.
  5. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre and honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.
  6. ^ a b "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Hooligan (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. September 2007. p. 51. Tomo II.
  7. ^ "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). December 20, 2004. Especial 21.
  8. ^ "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 3, 2006. Issue 140.
  9. ^ Ocampo, Jorge (December 25, 2008). "Poder Mexica: La nueva facción de Sangre Azteca – ¿7 facciones de rudos en el CMLL?". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  10. ^ "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2008. 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  11. ^ Marquina, Alva (October 18, 2009). "CMLL- 12 Máscaras en juego en jaula (Resultados 18 octubre 2009) – Tigre Blanco pierde la máscara, dice llamarse Sergio Guzmán". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 19, 2009.
  12. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (July 18, 2010). "Infierno en el Ring 2010 (resultados domingo 18 de julio) Fabián El Gitano pierde la máscara ante Ángel de Oro". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  13. ^ Boutwell, Josh (February 7, 2015). "Viva la Raza! Lucha Weekly for 2/7/15". Wrestleview. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  14. ^ a b Vacah (August 10, 2015). "CMLL: Resultados 9/08/2015". SuperLuchas (in German). Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  15. ^ a b Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family affair". Mondo Lucha a Go Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 128–132. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.