Sangre Chicana

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Sangre Chicana
Birth name Andrés Durán Reyes
Born (1951-11-30) November 30, 1951 (age 63)
Paredón, Coahuila, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Lemus[1]
Sangre Chicana
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Billed weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Trained by Rolando Vera
Yaqui Moy
Debut July 1973

Sangre Chicana (Spanish for "Chicano Blood") is the ring name of Mexican professional wrestler Andrés Durán Reyes (born November 30, 1951). Reyes made his professional wrestling debut in 1973, wearing a red mask with a gold stripe, under the name Lemus. A year later he changed his name to Sangre Chicana but kept the mask with the golden stripe. He rose to prominence in a feud with El Cobarde and Fishman that led to a Lucha de Apuesta, mask vs. mask match where Reyes lost his mask. Reyes is one of the very few wrestlers to work for both Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) (now known as Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)) and Francisco Flores' promotion Toreo Cuatro Caminos Independents. Over the years the Chicana "family" grew, as "Lemus I" debuted in the 1980s using Reyes original mask, followed by "Lemus II" in the 1990s. In 2000, Reyes' sons "Lemus, Jr." and "Sangre Chicana, Jr." made their professional wrestling debuts.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Andrés Reyes made his professional wrestling debut in July 1973 as the enmascarado (masked) character Lemus. Less than a year after his debut he was forced to remove his mask as he lost a Lucha de Apuesta (bet match) to El Canek and had to remove the mask per Lucha Libre traditions.[2] Not long after his mask loss Reyes began working as the enmascarado character Sangre Chicana, Chicana wore the same mask as he did while wrestling as Lemus; this was possible because began wrestling outside his home state and at the time information did not travel as fast. After wrestling under a mask for some years he finally gained some notoriety as he began a feud with Fishman and El Cobarde. This feud led to another Lucha de Apuesta, this time between all three men, a match that Fishman won, unmasking Sangre Chicana.[2] The loss of the mask was the first step towards Sangre Chicana becoming a headline wrestler as he defeated José Luis Mendieta on November 19, 1977, to win the Mexican National Middleweight Championship, only two months after he was unmasked.[3] He vacated the championship in 1979, but the reason for the vacation is unclear.[3] He held the NWA World Middleweight Championship twice in 1980-1981 defeating Cachorro Mendoza and Tony Salazar to win the title and lost it to Ringo Mendoza on April 3, 1981.[4] In 1982 he briefly held the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship for 19 days.[5] In 1982 Chicana jumped to the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) where he resumed his feud with Fishman, trading the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship four times in total over a period of 16 months.[6] When he returned to Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre he teamed up with Cien Caras, defeating Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza to win the Mexican National Tag Team Championship, a title they would hold until Rayo de Jalisco and Tony Benetto won it from them.[7] Between 1989 and 1990 Sangre Chicana held the UWA promoted WWF Light Heavyweight Championship on two occasions.[8] When the UWA Folded Chicana worked full-time for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL; Formerly EMLL) where he teamed with Bestia Salvaje and Emilio Charles, Jr. for a CMLL World Trios Championship reign.[9] In the late 1990s Sangre Chicana left CMLL and began working for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) where he defeated Máscara Sagrada II to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship.[10] His run with the title lasted 715 days, from May 16, 1998, until April 30, 2000 when he lost the belt to Latin Lover.[10] On August 20, 2004, Chicana won the AAA Americas Heavyweight Championship, a title held until he left AAA. While he is still listed as the current championship the title has technically been inactive since Chicana left the promotion.[11] In recent years Sangre Chicana has worked only select dates on the Mexican independent circuit, often together with his son Sangre Chicana, Jr.[12]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • El Amo del Escándalo (Spanish for "The King of Scandals")[1]
    • El Pocho Maldito ("The Cursed Pocho")[1]
    • El Patron ("The Boss")[1]
    • El Hombre Rojo ("The Red Man")[1]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
El Canek (mask) Lemús (mask) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event 1974 [2]
Sangre Chicana (mask) El Puma (mask) Unknown Live event Unknown [2]
Sangre Chicana (mask) Dragón de Oro (mask) Unknown Live event Unknown [2]
Sangre Chicana (mask) Dragón Rojo (mask) Unknown Live event Unknown [2]
Fishman (mask) Sangre Chicana (mask) Mexico City, Mexico EMLL 44th Anniversary Show (1) September 23, 1977 [Note 3][2][14]
Sangre Chicana (hair) El Cobarde Unknown Live event Unknown  
Sangre Chicana (hair) and As Charro (mask) Los Tigres del Ring (masks) Live event Torreón, Coahuila January 16, 1977 [2]
El Faraón and Ringo Mendoza (hair) Sangre Chicana and Alfonso Dantés (hair) Mexico City 22. Aniversario de Arena México April 22, 1978 [15][16]
Sangre Chicana and Adorable Rubí (hair) El Cobarde and Dragón Rojo (hair) Mexico City EMLL 45th Anniversary Show September 1978 [14]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Gran Cochisse (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event October 19, 1979  
El Faraón and Águila India (hair) Sangre Chicana and Tony Salazar (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event 1980  
Sangre Chicana and El Satánico (hair) Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Unknown Live event May 1982 [17][15]
El Satánico (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 2, 1982 [17][18]
Draw Sangre Chicana (hair)
El Satánico (hair)
Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 10, 1982 [Note 4][17][19]
Sangre Chicana (hair) MS-1 (hair) Mexico City, Mexico EMLL 50th Anniversary Show September 23, 1983 [20][14]
Sangre Chicana (hair) El Increíble Hulk (mask) Unknown Live event March 22, 1984  
Sangre Chicana (hair) MS-1 (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 21, 1984 [20]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Perro Aguayo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event February 28, 1986 [21][22]
Sangre Chicana and Mocho Cota (hair) El Faraón and Talismán (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 7, 1986  
Sangre Chicana (hair) Ultraman (mask) Unknown Live event 1987  
Sangre Chicana (hair) Apolo Estrada (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event February, 1987  
Perro Aguayo (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event February 15, 1987 [21][22]
Sangre Chicana (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event November, 1987  
Perro Aguayo (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event December 20, 1987 [21]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Magnifico (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event 1988  
Perro Aguayo (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event January 27, 1989 [21]
Perro Aguayo (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event November 1990 [21]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 19, 1992  
Sangre Chicana and El Sanguinario (hair) Latin Lover and Polimero Espacial (masks) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event August 1, 1992  
Vampiro Canadiense (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event December 10, 1992  
La Fiera (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 2, 1993  
Justiciero (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event 1994  
Sangre Chicana (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 17, 1995  
Heavy Metal (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Rey de Reyes (2009) March 1, 1998
Sangre Chicana (hair) Enrique Vera (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event October 31, 1999  
Sangre Chicana (hair) El Cobarde II (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event August 6, 2000 [23]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Pirata Morgan (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event September 3, 2000 [23]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Pirata Morgan (hair) Acapulco, Guerrero Triplemanía IX May 24, 2001 [Note 5]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Jaque Mate (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event February 2002  
Heavy Metal Sangre Chicana (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Triplemanía X July 5, 2002 [Note 6][24]
Sergio Romo Jr. (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event July 31, 2005 [Note 7]
Sangre Chicana (hair) Sergio Romo Jr. (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event October 23, 2005 [Note 8]
Shocker (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Guerra de Tianes (2005) December 10, 2005
Tinieblas, Jr. (mask) Sangre Chicana (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event June 22, 2007 [Note 9]
Laredo Kid (mask) Sangre Chicana (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event June 9, 2008 [Note 10]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ CMLL was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until 1990. CMLL retained three NWA-branded championships after leaving the NWA that they promote.
  2. ^ Sangre Chicana won the WWF title during a time that it was promoted by the UWA and exclusively in Mexico. The title reigns are not officially recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment. No reign with the championship prior to December 1997 is officially recognized or acknowledged by the World Wrestling Entertainment.
  3. ^ This was a triangle match that also included El Cobarde.
  4. ^ Wrestled to a draw where both wrestlers lost had their hair shaved off after the match.
  5. ^ This was a triangle Bull Terrier match that also included El Cobarde.
  6. ^ As a result of a pre-match stipulation referee El Tirantes had his head shaved instead of Sangre Chicana. Also in the match; El Oriental, Electroshock, El Brazo and May Flowers, each representing an AAA referee.
  7. ^ As a result of a pre-match stipulation referee Copetas Salazar had his head shaved instead of Sangre Chicana.
  8. ^ This was a triangle match that also included Pirata Morgan.
  9. ^ Final two men in a six man match that also included Tinieblas, Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Espectro Jr.
  10. ^ This was a Cage match that also included Hombre Sin Miedo, Ozz, Cuervo, and Escoria. Laredo Kid was injured before the end of the match and Sangre Chicana sacrificed his hair to save Laredo's mask.

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