Rafael Herbert Reyes

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Rafael Herbert Reyes
Birth name Rafael Herbert Reyes
Born (1967-11-07) November 7, 1967 (age 49)
Dominican Republic
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bunny Black
Kendo Star
Salsero
Sugryva
Super Rabbit
Hijo del Pierroth
YAMADA
Pierko el Boricua
El Limón
Trained by Robotman
Barba Negra
Villano I
As Charro
Charro de Jalisco
Debut 1981

Rafael Herbert Reyes (born November 7, 1967) is a Dominican born professional wrestler, who has worked most of his career as a Luchador in Mexico. Reyes has used many ring names during his career, most notably Kendo Star, El Salsero, Pierko el Boricua and currently wrestles as the enmascarado Hijo del Pierroth or El Limón. Reyes is a former holder of the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, having won it as "El Salsero" while working for the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion. Reyes changed his name from Hijo del Pierroth to Pierko el Boricua after Pierroth, Jr. withdrew his endorsement for the various Pierroths in wrestling.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Rafael Reyes made his professional wrestling debut in 1981 under the name "Bunny Black", a name that Reyes used throughout the 1980s. In the early 1990s he adopted the name "Kendo Star", a masked wrestler based on the Luchador Kendo who is Reyes' uncle and gave him permission to use the name.[1] In 1993 Reyes joined Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and was given a new gimmick, El Salsero (Spanish for "The Salsa Dancer"), a comedy tecnico (Face or "good guy" character). El Salsero participated in the first ever Triplemanía event where he teamed with Winners and Super Caló to defeat May Flowers, Rudy Reyna, and Baby Sharon.[2] Salseo was unmasked after losing a Luchas de Apuestas to Juventud Guerrera on October 20, 1996 on a show in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.[3] On February 16, 1997 El Salsero defeated Psicosis to win the Mexican National Welterweight Championship.[4] Salsero held the title for four months without a single title defense before losing the title to Nygma ending Reyes' only professional wrestling championship reign to date.[5]

In 2005 Reyes changed his gimmick once more as he became the second man to wrestle as Hijo del Pierroth (Spanish for "Son of Pierroth") as the original Hijo del Pierroth (Pierroth, Jr.'s real life son) was injured and had to retire from wrestling. As Hijo del Pierroth Reyes was part of Pierroth, Jr.'s Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) based group Los Boricuas (slang for "The Puerto Ricans"). In 2008 Pierroth, Jr. withdrew his approval of all wrestlers using the Pierroth name, including Reyes.[6] Following this Reyes adopted a new mask, inspired by Pierroth's yellow and black mask, but with gold instead of yellow and slight changes to the design.[7] He also changes his ring name to Pierko el Boricua, a name he has used ever since. On December 13, 2009 Pierko el Boriqua lost a Lucha de Apuesta match to Silver Star and was forced to unmask. He has since then worked orn the yellow and black mask again, although he has not been billed as Pierko, instead he resumed working as "Hijo del Pierroth". In July, 2010 he appeared on the first ever Lucha Libre: Masked Warriors on MTV2, he wore his usual "Pierko el Boriqua" mask and outfit but worked under the name El Limón.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
El Chacal (hair) Bunny Black (hair) Poza Rica, Veracruz Live event June 2, 1983  
Bunny Black (hair) Terrestre (hair) Poza Rica, Veracruz Live event August 24, 1983  
Bunny Black (hair) Willy Ramírez (hair) Unknown Live event August 28, 1983  
El Puma (hair) Bunny Black (hair) Poza Rica, Veracruz Live event September 1, 1983  
Kendo Star (mask) Mohicano II (mask) San Lorenzo, Mexico State Live event February 9, 1992  
Juventud Guerrera (mask) Salsero (mask) Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Live event October 20, 1996 [3]
Pierroth, Jr. (hair) Salsero (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event September 13, 1999  
Salsero (hair) El Petrolero (mask) Poza Rica, Veracruz Live event Unknown  
Salsero (hair) Bestia Negra I (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event November 9, 2000  
El Hijo del Diablo (hair) Salsero (hair) Tulancingo, Hidalgo Live event September 16, 2001  
Salsero (hair) Super Parka (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event July 5, 2002 [Note 1]
Rey Misterio (hair) Salsero (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event December 13, 2002  
El Texano (hair) Salsero (hair) Reynosa, Tamaulipas Live event June 10, 2003 [Note 2]
Kato Kung Lee (hair) Salsero (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event August 6, 2004  
Pierko El Boricua (mask) El Mimo (mask) Neza, Mexico State Live event October 31, 2008 [Note 3]
Silver Star (mask) Pierko el Boriqua (maskr) Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Live event December 13, 2009 [Note 4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Super Parka put his hair on the line despite being masked.
  2. ^ 8-man steel cage match.
  3. ^ Relevos Suicidas: lost a match against Shocker and Halloween.
  4. ^ Triangle match that also included Diluvio Negro I.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enciclopedia staff (September 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Kendo Star (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 6. Tomo III. 
  2. ^ "Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion TripleMania". ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  3. ^ a b Enciclopedia staff (October 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Salsero (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 25. Tomo IV. 
  4. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: National Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  5. ^ a b Lucha 2000 Staff (December 20, 2004). "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). Especial 21. 
  6. ^ Enciclopedia staff (November 2008). "Grandes Figuras de la Lucha Libre". Pierroth, Jr. (in Spanish). Portales, Mexico. p. 45. 17. 
  7. ^ Enciclopedia staff (September 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Hijo del Pierroth (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 46. Tomo II.