Sicodelico Jr. in February 2007
|Birth name||Aaron Rodríguez|
June 13, 1976 |
Los Angeles, California
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Aaron Rodriguez
El Sicodelico Jr.
|Billed height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Billed weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|Trained by||Dos Caras|
Aaron Rodríguez (born June 13, 1976) is a Mexican professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Sicodelico Jr. Rodríguez is the son of Sicodelico and the nephew of Mil Máscaras and Dos Caras, and the cousin of Alberto Del Rio (Dos Caras Jr.). He is a former IPW World Heavyweight Champion.
Professional wrestling career
Rodríguez was born on June 13, 1976, son of Pablo Rodríguez better known as luchador Sicodelico. With most of the Rodríguez family involved in Lucha Libre, it was no surprise that Sicodelico Jr. decided to follow in his father's footsteps. After being trained by his uncle Dos Caras, Sicodelico Jr. made his debut in January 1998, initially working on the Mexican Independent circuit. In mid-1998 he was signed by Asistencia Asesoría y Administración and joined a group of wrestlers called Los Junior Atómicos, that already included La Parka Jr., Perro Aguayo Jr. and Mascara Sagrada Jr. Sicodelico Jr. only stayed with AAA for a year as he was replaced in the group by Blue Demon Jr. In 2001, Sicodelico Jr. signed a contract with the other big wrestling promotion in Mexico Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and started working as an opening match wrestler. In August 2001, Sicodelico Jr. was teamed up with veteran Olímpico to compete in that year's Torneo Gran Alternativa, where a newcomer and an established star team together in an elimination tournament. The team qualified for the final by defeating the teams of Gran Markus Jr. and Doctor X and Blue Panther and Virus. On August 14, 2001, Sicodelico Jr. and Olímpico met and defeated the team of Black Warrior and Sangre Azteca in the finals to win the 2001 tournament. Following his win Sicodelico Jr. made a few main event appearances on lesser CMLL shows but did not attain much else over the next couple of years. By the end of 2003 Sicodelico Jr. left CMLL, working both on the Mexican independent circuit and in Japan to gain further experience. In Japan he was strongly promoted as a representative of Mexico, despite being born in the United States. In 2006 Sicodelico Jr. returned to CMLL, and also began working for International Wrestling Revolution Group as the two promotions had a talent sharing arrangement at the time. After his stint with CMLL and IWRG ended by the end of 2006, Sicodelico Jr. began focusing more on working in the United States, mainly in the Texas area where he worked for promotions such as River City Wrestling and Insanity Pro Wrestling, winning titles in both promotions. He also started working several National Wrestling Alliance promoted events, taking part in the Reclaiming the Glory tournament to crown the first NWA World Heavyweight Champion after Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was stripped of its NWA licensing agreement. In the first round he defeated a wrestler called "Roughneck" Ryan, but lost to Claudio Castagnoli on a Chikara promoted show. Sicodelico Jr. teamed with fellow luchador Incógnito and was one of three teams to vie for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship but did not win the title. Sicodelico Jr. also worked several shows for Chikara, including teaming with Lince Dorado and El Pantera in the first ever King of Trios tournament.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2009)
In June 2008, Sicodelico Jr. worked a dark match before a WWE Raw taping as a tryout for World Wrestling Entertainment. Sicodelico Jr. came recommended by then WWE employee Super Crazy, which landed him the tryout. On April 17, 2009, it was announced that Sicodelico Jr. had signed a WWE contract and was heading to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling. After competing in a few matches unmasked under the ring name Aaron Rodriguez, he soon began wearing his mask again and adopted the ring name Espiral. On September 15, 2009, Rodríquez was released from his WWE development contract. He has since made his return to the independent circuit in the NWA, and recently wrestled Blue Demon Jr. in a losing effort for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on February 26 at Robstown, Texas. He has also been mainly working in the San Antonio based River City Wrestling. Recently turning rudo on his once best friend Skam 13.
Sicodelico Jr. is part of a large Luchador family, his father is Sicodelico and his brother wrestles as El Hijo de Sicodelico (the son of Sicodelico). His uncles are Lucha Libre star Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras and Black Gordman. He is the cousin of Alberto Del Rio (Dos Caras Jr.) and Black Gordman Jr.
- Finishing moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
- Insanity Pro Wrestling
- IPW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #308 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2007
- River City Wrestling
- RCW Cyber Championship (2 times)
- Zero1 Mexico
- Zero1 Mexico International Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
- Other titles
- SWC World Welterweight Championship (1 time)
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