Mike Segura

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Mike Segura
Birth nameMiguel Angel Nava
Born (1969-07-29) July 29, 1969 (age 50)
Mexico State
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aeroman
Komachi (II)
Mike Segura
Orito
Oro Jr.
Suicida
Super Nova
Billed height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Billed weight76 kg (168 lb)
Trained byPantera I

Miguel Angel Nava (born July 29, 1969) is a Mexican Luchador, or professional wrestler best known under the ring name, Mike Segura. North American fans knows Nava under the name Super Nova from his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Nava originally worked in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL) Minis division and held the CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship but later moved into the regular division. Nava currently works for International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) as Mike Segura.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre[edit]

Miguel Angel Nava made his professional wrestling debut in 1991; in 1992 then-CMLL booker Antonio Peña left Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (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. Serrano and a number of other wrestlers were brought in to replenish the division.[1] Working in the Mini division does not necessarily mean that Nava is a dwarf as several short wrestlers work in the "Mini" division.[2] Miguel Nava was one of the wrestlers brought into CMLL to replenish the division, he was given the ring persona of Orito, a mini version of Oro who worked in CMLL at the time. On September 6, 1992 Orito won a tournament to crown a new CMLL World Mini-Estrella Champion after the AAA exodus, defeating El Felinito in the final.[1] On March 14, 1993, lost the CMLL Minis title to Último Dragóncito, ending his reign at 189 days.[1] In the mid to late-1990s CMLL did not focus much on their Minis division, their rarely made it onto their television shows which meant that Orito only used sparingly for a number of years.[2] During the slow period Orito began a long running storyline, or feud, with El Felinito, a feud that the two of them would continue after jumping to AAA in 1997.

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración[edit]

In AAA Nava was given a new ring persona, "Super Nova", was moved into the "regular" divisions and made a part of the wrestling group Los Cadetes Del Espacio (Spanish for "The Space Cadets"). El Felinito was also moved into the "regular" division, repackaged as "Mach-1" and made a part of a group called Los Rudos De La Galaxia (The Villains of the Galaxy). Miguel Nava, as Super Nova, made several appearances for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as part of the AAA/WWF talent trading agreement. His first appearance was on the March 24, 1997 WWF Monday Night Raw where he teamed up with fellow "Cadets" Discovery and Venum to defeat the "Rudos De La Galaxia" team of Abismo Negro, El Mosco and Histeria.[3] The following day, at a WWF Shotgun Saturday Night taping Super Nova, Discovery, Venum and Ludxor defeated the team of Abismo Negro, El Mosco, Histeria and Maniaco.[3] Super Nova's last WWF match was on March 31, 1997 when he lost a singles match to El Mosco on Monday Night Raw.[3] while Miguel Nava did not make further WWF appearances a mini version of Super Nova, called Mino Nova or just Nova wrestled for the WWF from 1997 until 1999.[4][5]

International Wrestling Revolution Group[edit]

In the fall of 1997 Miguel Nava, along with a large group of other wrestlers, left AAA and ended up working for rival promotion Promo Azteca. Nava used the ring character "Oro, Jr.", the same mask and tights as Orito but this time he competed in the regular division. During his debut for Promo Azteca he wore the "Super Nova" mask, but removed it to reveal the Oro, Jr. mask. After Promo Azteca folded Nava began working for a promotion out of Arena Neza, when that promotion became International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) Nava was one of the regulars. In 1998 Nava lost the "Oro, Jr." mask after losing a Luchas de Apuestas match to Dr. Cerebro. After being unmasked he started work as "Mike Segura" and quickly earned the nickname "Suicida" due to his high risk dives out of the ring.[6] On February 15, 2007 Segura teamed up with Dr. Cerebro and Cerebro Negro to win the IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship from El Hijo del Diablo, Fantasma de la Opera and Veneno.[7] The trio would defend the championship for 154 days before losing to the Escuadron de la Muerte team of Capitan Muerte, Cyborg Cop and Xibalba[7] Shortly after the title loss Mike Segura disappeared from the IWRG, soon after an enmascarado called "Aeroman" made his debut with a style so close to Segura's that it was impossible to hide his true identity causing fans to chant "Suicida" during his matches.[6] He briefly left IWRG to work for Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU) as Mike Segura, in DTU he won the DTU Extreme Championship from Aero Boy on February 2, 2008, holding it for 72 days before losing it to Paranoiko.[8] In May 2009 an unmasked Mike Segura returned to IWRG with no mention of the Aeroman gimmick.[6] On July 5, 2009 Mike Segura lost a Prison Fatal match to Avisman I and as a result had his hair shaved.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Nava's brother is a retired professional wrestler, he used to work as "Pantera I", teaming with Pantera II.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Orito (mask) Kundrita (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Orito (mask) Pequeño Cavernicolita (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Orito (mask) Pequeño Steel (mask) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Oro Jr. (mask) Jurassico (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event N/A  
Dr. Cerebro (mask) Oro Jr. (mask) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Mike Segura (hair) Bombero Infernal (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event N/A [Note 1]
Mike Segura (hair) Star Boy (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Fuerza Guerrera (mask) Mike Segura (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event N/A [Note 2]
Máscara Sagrada (mask) Mike Segura (hair) Celaya, Guanajuato Live event N/A  
Mike Segura and Último Vampiro (hair) Tokyo Gurentai (hair)
(Masada and Nosawa)
Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event May 31, 2001  
Fantasy (hair) Mike Segura (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event December 28, 2003  
Mike Segura (hair) Torbellino (hair) Capulhuac Live event November 22, 2004 [Note 3]
Mike Segura (hair) Avisman I (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event September 15, 2005 [Note 4]
Mike Segura (hair) Pirata Morgan, Jr. (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event December 25, 2005  
Mike Segura (hair) Dr. Cerebro (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event March 16, 2006  
Cerebro Negro (hair) Mike Segura (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event March 30, 2006  
Cerebro Negro (hair) Mike Segura (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event February 22, 2007  
Avisman I (hair) Mike Segura (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Prison Fatal July 5, 2009 [Note 5][9]
Neza Kid (hair) Mike Segura (hair) Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico State Live event May 13, 2011 [10]
Silencio (hair) Mike Segura (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event October 2, 2011
Carta Brava Jr. (mask) Mike Segura (hair) Tlalnepantla, Mexico State, Mexico Promociones HUMO 1. Aniversario November 30, 2014 [11]
Uncertain (mask or hair) Mike Segura (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Lucha Memes show December 25, 2016 [Note 6]
Demus (hair) Mike Segura Xalapa Live event May 3, 2019 [Note 7][12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was a triangle match that also included Dr. Cerebro.
  2. ^ Relevos Suicidas: The team lost to Torero and El Matador and were forced to wrestle each other.
  3. ^ Relevos Suicidas: The team lost to Volador, Jr. and Aguila Oriental and were forced to wrestle each other.
  4. ^ Relevos Suicidas: The team lost to Dr. Cerebro and Cerebro Negro and were forced to wrestle each other.
  5. ^ Prison Fatal steel cage match that also included Tetsuya Bushi and Freelance.
  6. ^ Last man in a three team, three-way steel cage match that also included Aramis, Iron Kid, Alas de Acero, Sádico, Freelance, Arez, Belial and Impulso.
  7. ^ Steel cage match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Midget (miniestrella) Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b c Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 2: WWF 1990 - 1999. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN B00RWUNSRS.
  4. ^ Cawthon, Graham (1997-10-05). "WWF Ring Results: 1997". thehistoryofwwe.com. Retrieved 2009-03-02. Max Mini & Nova defeated Tarantula & Mosaic at 6:42 when Mini pinned Tarantula with a crucifix, despite Tarantula's shoulder being up at the 2-count
  5. ^ Cawthon, Graham (1999-05-24). "WWF Ring Results: 1999". thehistoryofwwe.com. Retrieved 2009-03-02. Max Mini defeated Mini Nova
  6. ^ a b c Manuel Rivera (June 8, 2009). "Mike Segura volvió a IWRG: El Suicida". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). p. 26. 318.
  7. ^ a b c "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 26, 2007. 244. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  8. ^ a b "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2008. 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  9. ^ a b Manuel Rivera (June 22, 2009). "Entrevista por Mike Segura; El Suicida". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). p. 25. 324.
  10. ^ Reyes Ruiz, Eduardo (May 13, 2011). "Perros del Mal y Psycho Circus con el Mesias prendieron a la Arena Neza, Mike Segura pelón !!!". Estrellas del Ring. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "Promociones HUMO 1. Aniversario". Cagematch. November 11, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  12. ^ MasLuchas (May 4, 2019). "Arena Xalapa: Anoche en lucha campal en jaula Demus deja sin cabellera a Mike Segura" [Arena Xalapa: Last night in cage fight Demus leaves Mike safe without hai] (in Spanish). Twitter. Retrieved May 6, 2019.