Pequeño Olímpico

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Pequeño Olímpico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Cicloncito Ramírez
Pequeño Olímpico
Billed height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Billed weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Trained by Hijo del Gladiador[1]
Chico Hernandez[1]
Panchito Villalobos[1]
Jose Luis Feliciano[1]
Debut August 23, 1992[1]

Pequeño Olímpico (real name unrevealed; born July 15, 1971) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler. Pequeño Olímpico is a part of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL) Mini-Estrella division and holds the record for the longest CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship reign, with 1,442 days. He has held the title twice. Pequeño Olímpico is Spanish for "Little Olympian", alluding to the fact that he wrestles as a mini version of Olímpico. He previously worked as Cicloncito Ramírez, a mini version of Ciclón Ramirez.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

The man who would later wrestle as "Pequeño Olímpico" made his professional wrestling debut in 1992, that same year Antonio Peña, head booker of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), left CMLL to form his own promotion, Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA); Peña had been the mastermind behind the CMLL Minis division and most of the Minis in CMLL decided to leave with Peña. The future Pequeño Olímpico was brought into CMLL to replenish the Mini division.[2] He was given the ring persona of Cicloncito Ramírez, a mini version of Ciclón Ramirez who worked in CMLL at the time. He kept working as Cicloncito Ramírez even after the man he was based on left CMLL. Working in the Mini division does not necessarily mean that he is a dwarf as several short wrestlers work in the "Mini" division.[3] In the mid to late-1990s CMLL did not focus much on their Minis division, thus Ciclocito Ramirez rarely made it onto CMLL's television shows.[3] In 2002, years after Ciclón Ramírez had left CMLL, it was decided to repackage him as "Pequeño Olímpico", a mini of a popular Tecnico (Face or "good guy") Olímpico. About a year after becoming Pequeño Olímpico he defeated Pierrothito to win the CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship on December 9, 2003.[4] Pequeño Olímpico successfully defended the title against former champion Pierrotito, Pequeño Violencia, Toro Bill, Gitanito, and had three defenses against Pequeño Damián 666.[5][6][7] On November 20, 2007, Pequeño Olímpico lost the title to Pequeño Damián 666, ending his title reign after 1,442 days, the longest reign of any Mini's champion.[7] Pequeño Olímpico remains one of CMLL's main "tecnico" Minis as the Mini division has gotten more air time and promotional focus in the last couple of years.[3] Pequeño Olímpico was one of 13 Minis that risked their mask in a Steel Cage Luchas de Apuestas match in the main event of CMLL's La Hora Cero pay-per-view on January 11, 2009. Pequeño Olímpico was the 7th wrestler to escape the cage to save his mask.[8] 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.[9][10] Pequeño Olímpico was part of the first of two torneo cibernetico elimination matches but did not qualify for the finals.[11] On February 13, 2011, Olímpico regained the Mini-Estrella Championship from Bam Bam.[12] On November 6, 2012, 12 competitors met in a special steel cage match where the loser of the match would be forced to unmask or have his hair shaved completely off. During Pequeño Olímpico's attempt to climb out of the cage the wire mesh broke lose from the metal frame, trapping Pequeño Olímpico's arm in it. He needed help from ringside officials to safely untangle himself and climb down. Following the escape Pequeño Olímpico was immediately taken to the back to have his arm checked out.[13][14][15] On September 7, 2014, Pequeño Olímpico lost the CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship to Astral, ending his three and a half year reign.[16]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Cicloncito Ramirez (mask) Payasito I (mask) Leon, Guanajuato Live event Unknown [Note 1][18]
Pequeño Olímpico (mask) Pequeño Violencia (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Live event April 30, 2003 [18]
Pequeño Olímpico (mask) Gitanito (mask) Mexico State Live event November 15, 2007 [18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was the finals of a Ruleta de la Muerte tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Tecnicos – Pequeño Olímpico". Fuego en el ring (in Spanish). Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Midget (miniestrella) Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ a b c Madigan, Dan (2007). "You ain't seen nothing yet: the minis". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 209—212. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  4. ^ a b "Número Especial – Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2003". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 5, 2003. 40. 
  5. ^ "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 3, 2006. 140. 
  6. ^ "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 23, 2006. 192. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 26, 2007. 244. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  8. ^ Arturo Rosas Plata (January 12, 2000). "La tarde se Pintó de azul". Ovaciones (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Ovaciones, S. A. de C.V. p. 26. Número 21465 Año LXII. Retrieved July 28, 2009. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Oculto, Rostro (August 10, 2010). "CMLL- El sueño de un mini estrella se convierte realidad". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (February 14, 2011). "Arena México (resultados 13 de febrero) Pequeño Olímpico nuevo campeón mundial mini del CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (November 7, 2012). "Coliseo de Guadalajara resultados 6 de Noviembre 2012 Shockercito rapa a Pequeno Warrior en una jaula espectacular y accidentada" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ Gutierez, Ana (November 7, 2012). "Shockercito rapa a warrior". Fuego en el Ring (in Spanish). Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  15. ^ Gutierez, Ana (November 7, 2012). "Shockercito rapó a Pequeño Warrior". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ Salguero, Ivan (September 8, 2014). "Resultados Arena Coliseo Domingo 7 de Septiembre '14". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Valiente sorprende en fisicoculturismo". CMLL Gaceta (in Spanish). November 24, 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b c "Aniversario 76 CMLL: segunda lucha" (in Spanish). Gritaradio. September 18, 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2009.