Zeuxis (wrestler)

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Zeuxis
Born (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 30)[1]
San Juan, Puerto Rico[1][2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Seuxis
Zeuxis
Billed height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[1][3]
Billed weight67 kg (148 lb)[3]
Trained byFranco Columbo[3]
Huracán Ramírez[3]
Negro Navarro[1][3]
El Satánico[1][3]
DebutApril 29, 2008[1][2]

Zeuxis (born November 3, 1988) is a Puerto Rican luchadora enmascarada, or masked female professional wrestler, best known for her 10 years tenure with the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), portraying a ruda ("bad guy") wrestling character. She also makes regular tours of Japan with the Reina Joshi Puroresu promotion. Zeuxis' real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans.[4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2009-2018)[edit]

Early years (2009-2013)[edit]

The wrestler known as Zeuxis was born in Puerto Rico, but lived and trained for her professional wrestling debut in Mexico. She was initially trained by Negro Navarro before making her debut, and later by El Satánico when she joined Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)[1] She made her in-ring wrestling debut on April 29, 2008, working on the Mexican independent circuit.[1] Zeuxis joined CMLL in early 2009 and initially worked as a tecnica (wrestlers who portray the "good guy" characters, also known as "faces").[1] By the end of 2009 she had switched sides and began working as a ruda ("bad guy") instead. CMLL booked Zeuxis in a storyline with tecnica newcomer Silueta that developed over mid-2010. The storyline started out with the two being on opposite sides of a number of two out of three falls six-woman tag team matches where Zeuxis focused on trying to unmask her opponent, going so far as to rip Silueta's mask apart. The storyline led to a lucha de apuestas, or "Bet match" between the two where the loser of the match would be forced to unmask and state their birth name after the loss as per Lucha Libre traditions.[4] Zeuxis was successful, winning two of the three falls to force Silueta to unmask and reveal that her birthname was Joana Guadalupe Jiménez Hernández.[5] Through her work in CMLL Zeuxis was invited to wrestle in Japan on several occasions, primarily for Universal Woman's Pro Wrestling Reina (Reina for short). In April 2011, she was one of seven wrestlers who took part in a tournament to determine the first ever CMLL-Reina International Junior Champion. Zeuxis defeated Sendai Sachiko in the semi-final round, but was defeated by Ray in the finals of the tournament.[6] Later Zeuxis teamed up with fellow CMLL wrestler La Comandante to compete in a tournament to crown the inaugural Reina World Tag Team Champions. In the first round the team defeated Aki Kanbayashi and Saya in the first round and then defeated the team known as the "Canadian NINJAs" (Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez) to become the first champions.[7][8] The duo held the championship until December 6, when they lost it to Lluvia and Luna Mágica on a CMLL show in Mexico City.[9] In early 2012 Zeuxis regained the championship by teaming with Mima Shimoda to defeat Lluvia and Luna Mágica.[10] 50 days later Universal Woman's Pro Wrestling Reina closed and Reina X World was created to succeed it; at the time Mima Shimoda decided not to work for Reina X World, vacating the tag team championship.[10][11][12] Zeuxis did work for Reina X World, teaming up with La Comandante once again for the tournament to crown the next champions, but were defeated in the first round by Aki Kanbayashi and Aoi Ishibashi.[13]

Comando Caribeño (2013-2018)[edit]

On May 9, 2013, CMLL introduced a new Comandante Pierroth, a character based on the original Pierroth character. The new Comandante Pierroth was announced as the leader of a new faction called La Comando Caribeño ("The Caribbean Commando") consisting of members of the original Pierroth's Los Boriquas of Pierrothito, Pequeño Violencia, La Comandante, and added Zeuxis to the group as well.[14][15] On June 4, Zeuxis defeated Silueta to win the CMLL-Reina International Junior Championship.[16][17] On September 8, Zeuxis won the Reina World Tag Team Championship for the third time, this time with La Vaquerita.[18][19] On September 20, Zeuxis was given the opportunity to become a triple champion in Reina, but she was defeated in a match for the vacant Reina World Women's Championship by Syuri.[20] On November 2, Zeuxis and La Vaquerita lost the Reina World Tag Team Championship to Aki Shizuku and Ariya.[21] On August 3, 2014, Zeuxis lost the CMLL-Reina International Junior Championship back to Silueta.[22] On September 19, as part of the CMLL 81st Anniversary Show, Zeuxis won the Copa 81 Aniversario by outlasting La Amapola, Dalys la Caribeña, Estrellita, Marcela, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit, and Tiffany in a torneo cibernetico elimination match.[23] On January 19, 2015, Zeuxis defeated Estrellita to win the Mexican National Women's Championship.[24] In September 2016 Zeuxis was one of several female wrestlers who tried out for WWE, for a potential full time role with the company or for a future all women's tournament.[25] On February 25, 2017, Zeuxis lost the Mexican National Women's Championship to Princesa Sugehit, ending her reign after 768 days. On September 16, 2017, Zeuxis took Sugehit's mask in a Lucha de Apuestas at CMLL's 84th Anniversary Show.[26] On May 21, 2018, Zeuxis announced her departure from CMLL.[27]

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (2018)[edit]

On June 26, 2018 Zeuxis was announced as working for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, representing the Liga Elite along side a number of other independent wrestlers. On July 21, 2018, at AAA vs. Elite, Zeuxis made her debut in AAA teaming with Lady Maravilla and Keira, losing to Team (Faby Apache, La Hiedra and Vanilla Vargas).[28]

WWE (2018)[edit]

On July 25, 2018 it was announced that Zeuxis will be a participant of the 2018 Mae Young Classic. She made it to the second round, defeating Aerial Monroe before losing to Io Shirai.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Zeuxis was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[2] During high school she studied music, but later became interested in physical rehabilitation and through that began working as a paramedic. She works both for the Mexican Red Cross and a Mexican Children's hospital.[2] When she made her debut in 2008 she stopped working as a full-time paramedic but often helps her fellow wrestlers with their injuries and physical rehabilitation due to her background and experience. Her background also helped her deal with having her leg broken during a match with Goya Kong.[2]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Zeuxis (mask) Silueta (mask) Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico CMLL Live event July 18, 2010 [5]
Zeuxis (mask) La Vaquerita (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Infierno en el Ring December 25, 2016 [Footnote 1][32][33]
Zeuxis (mask) Princesa Sugehit (mask) Mexico City , Mexico CMLL 84th Anniversary Show September 16, 2017 [26]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Last two wrestlers in a 10-woman steel cage match that also included La Jarochita, Sanely, Princesa Sugehit, Marcela, Estellita, Dalys, La Amapola and Metálica

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (December 7, 2011). "Rapidas del CMLL: Lluvia y Luna Mágica las nuevas campeonas de parejas versión Reina". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved November 10, 2012.
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  11. ^ "旗揚げ1周年を記念する後楽園大会で行われた敗者髪切りマッチでコマンダンテに激勝した堀田が、突如「Reina解散」を発表!". Battle News (in Japanese). May 13, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
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  18. ^ a b c "セウシス&バケリータ組がLeon&ライディーン鋼組下し第9代Reina世界タッグ王者 欠場中Rayが「私が巻くハズだった」と挑発". Miruhon (in Japanese). September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
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  20. ^ 【結果】レイナ9・20江戸川区. Ringstars (in Japanese). Ameba. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  21. ^ "☆11月2日(土)東京・新木場1st Ring 試合結果". Reina Joshi Puroresu (in Japanese). Ameba. November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
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  25. ^ "Luchadoras de sangre mexicana hicieron pruebas en WWE". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. October 6, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
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  27. ^ https://www.solowrestling.com/new/71160-zeuxis-anuncia-su-salida-de-cmll
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  31. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=218756
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