Pimpinela Escarlata

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Pimpinela Escarlata
Birth name Mario González Lozano
Born (1969-04-18) April 18, 1969 (age 48)[1]
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Fly Boy
Pantera Rosa
Pimpinela Escarlata
Billed height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Billed weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Trained by Halcón Suriano[1]
Héctor López
Debut June 15, 1988[1]

Mario González Lozano (born April 18, 1969) is a Mexican Luchador, or professional wrestler, who works as an Exótico for the Mexican Lucha Libre AAA World Wide promotion and Lucha Underground under the ring name Pimpinela Escarlata. As Escarlata he is a former AAA Reina de Reinas Champion, Mexican National Middleweight Champion and AAA World Mixed Tag Team Champion. His ring name is Spanish for "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and is taken from the fictional character of the same name.

Professional wrestling career

González began his professional wrestling career in 1988, initially working under the ring name Pantera Rosa (Spanish for "the Pink Panther") and later on briefly worked as Fly Boy. González was a fan of such Exotico wrestlers as Adorable Rubí and Sergio El Hermoso growing up and decided to become an Exotico himself. He chose the name "Pimpinela Escarlata" ("The Scarlet Pimpernel") and started to wrestle dressed more like a woman, complete with make-up while acting more effeminate towards his male competitors. González's Pimpinela Escarlata character is credited with bringing the Exotico gimmick back to the spotlight after years of obscurity.[2] In the early 1990s he began working for Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) but EMLL's very conservative view on wrestling coupled with Escarlata's Exotico character cut the EMLL tenure short. In 1992 EMLL booker Antonio Peña left EMLL to form Lucha Libre AAA World Wide, a wrestling promotion that was less conservative than CMLL. While Escarlata was not part of AAA from the very beginning he did make his AAA debut less than a year after it was created.[1]

In AAA Escarlata often teamed with or feuded against other Exotico wrestlers including as May Flowers. His first appearance at a major AAA show came on May 27, 1994 at Triplemanía II-C when he teamed up with Flowers and Rudy Reyna, only to lose to the trio of Super Amigo, El Plumo, and Depredator in the opening match.[3] The following year Escarlata and May Flowers teamed up with the rúdo (bad guy) group Los Destructores (Tony Arce, Vulcano, Rocco Valente) to defeat a team known as Los Power Raiders (patterened after the Power Rangers; Raider Rojo, Raider Blanco, Raider Negro and Raider Azur) during Triplemanía III-C.[4] González's in-ring skills and overall charisma meant that the Pimpinela Escarlata character became more successful than most Exotico characters. At Triplemanía IV-B he was one of the participants in a Torneo cibernetico for the newly created AAA Campeon de Campeones Championship, meant to be the highest ranking title in AAA. The match also included Perro Aguayo, Konnan, Juventud Guerrera, El Pantera, Psicosis, Villano III, and the eventual winner Pierroth, Jr..[5] On May 20, 1996, Pimpinela Escarlata defeated La Parka to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship, making him the first Exotico to win a major Mexican title since Adorable Rubí won the Mexican National Middleweight Championship in 1976.[6] His reign was short lived as Latin Lover won the title from him on September 9, 1996.[6]

In 2000 Escarlata formed a group called Los Exoticos, the first all-Exotico stable in AAA, which consisted of himself, Sexy Francis, May Flowers, and Polvo de Estrellas. On April 27, 2001, Escarlata defeated Espectro, Jr. to win the Mexican National Middleweight Championship.[7] At Triplemanía IX Exoticos Escarlata, May Flowers and Polvo de Estrellas defeated Blue Demon, Jr., Hijo del Solitario, and Oscar Sevilla in the second match of the night.[8] During the summer of 2001 Pimpinela Escarlata began a storyline with female wrestler Tiffany, a feud that saw the two face off in the first "Exotico vs. female" Lucha de Apuesta, hair vs. hair match. The match took place at the 2001 Verano de Escandalo and ended in a draw, which meant both had their hair shaved off after the match.[9] At the 2001 Guerra de Titanes event Pimpinela Escarlata wrestled in one of the first ever Relevos Atómicos de locura match (Spanish for "Eight-man madness match"), a match that featured two teams of four, each comprising a male wrestler, a female wrestler, an Exotico wrestler and a Mini-Estrella each. Escarlata, El Zorro (Male), Octagóncito (Mini), and Lady Apache (Female) defeated Electroshock (Male), Polvo de Estrellas, Mini Psicosis (Mini) and Tiffany (Female).[10] On August 13, 2002, after an almost 16-month reign Escarlata lost the Mexican National Middleweight title to Psicosis II.[7] After teaming with fellow Exotico Cassandro for a number of years the two split up and began feuding, resulting in a match at Triplemanía XIV in which the team of Escarlata, La Fiera, Mocho Cota, and Sangre Chicana went to a no contest with Casandro, El Brazo, Espectro, Jr. and Pirata Morgan due to the match being too out of control.[11] On September 3, 2007, Pimpinela Escarlata was one of the AAA representatives that travelled to Japan to wrestle on a joing AAA/Pro Wrestling Noah event called TripleSEM. He teamed up with El Oriental and Chikayo Nagashima to defeat Cassandro, Takashi Sugiura and Faby Apache.[12] In mid-2009 Pimpinela Escarlata developed a storyline interest in wrestler Gato Eveready, making several romantics overtures toward him, with Gato Eveready quickly backing away from Escarlata, stating that he had no romantic interests in another man. The storyline played out over several months on AAA television, until it was abrubtly dropped late in the year.[1] At AAA's Heroes Inmortales III, held on September 26, 2009, Escarlata was one of 13 men who participated in the Copa Antonio Peña Battle Royal, but was eliminated early in the match.[13]

Pimpinela's attention turned from Gato Eveready towards Dr. Wagner, Jr., although his interest was less "personal"; instead he wanted to join Dr. Wagner, Jr.'s group Los Wagnermaniacos, a group that besides Wagner himself consisted of Silver King, Electroshock, and Último Gladiador. Los Wagnermaniacos did not want Escarlata to be a part of their group, attacking Escarlata after Los Wagnermaniacos lost a match to Escarlata, Extreme Tiger, and El Elegido at the 2009 Guerra de Titanes.[14] At the following event Los Wagnermaniacos agreed to let Pimpinela Escarlata join his team if he could find two partners and defeat Dr. Wagner, Jr., Silver King and Último Gladiador. With the help of La Hermandad 187 (Nicho and Joe Lider) Escarlata pinned Último Gladiador to earn a spot in Los Wagnermaniacos.[15] Following Rey de Reyes, the rest of Los Wagnermaniacos turned on Dr. Wagner, Jr. to form their own group Los Maniacos. Dr. Wagner, Jr. finally accepted the help of Pimpinela Escarlata and together with Octagón formed a new version of Los Wagnermaniacos. On October 1, 2010, at Héroes Inmortales IV Escarlata and Faby Apache defeated Alex Koslov and Christina Von Eerie to win the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship.[16] They lost the title to Alan Stone and Jennifer Blake on March 13, 2011.[17]

On July 31, 2011, at Verano de Escándalo, Escarlata defeated seven women to win the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship, AAA's women's championship.[18] On August 19, four other exotico's, Nygma, Pasión Cristal, Polvo de Estrellas, and Yuriko, jealous over Escarlata's recent success, formed an alliance by attacking him after a match.[19] On October 9 at Héroes Inmortales, the group once again attacked Escarlata, before being chased out of the ring by the returning Cassandro.[20] On November 5, Escarlata and Cassandro were joined by El Brazo, who debuted his exotico persona "La Braza".[21] On December 16 at Guerra de Titanes, Escarlata lost the Reina de Reinas Championship to Sexy Star in a lumberjack match.[22] On March 18 at Rey de Reyes, Escarlata took part in a twelve-person steel cage Hair vs. Mask match, which eventually came down to him and Sexy Star. In the end, Sexy Star managed to escape the cage, forcing Escarlata to have his head shaved.[23] On November 27, Escarlata took part in a special event co-produced by AAA and Japan's Pro Wrestling Wave in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. During the event, Escarlata teamed with Fénix and Lolita in a six-person tag team match, where Ayako Hamada, Bachiko, and Cima defeated them.[24]

On December 3, 2014 on Lucha Underground, Escarlata defeated Son of Havoc with the help of Mascarita Sagrada.

In wrestling

  • Nicknames
    • La Primera Dama de la Lucha ("The First Lady of Wrestling")[25]
    • La Reina Lagunera ("The Lagunero Queen")[25]
    • Reina del Cuadrilátero ("Queen of the Ring")[25]

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Pimpinela Escarlata and Cassandro (hair) Dragones Chinos I and II (masks) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Pimpinela Escarlata and Cassandro (hair) Dragones Chinos I and II (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Latin Lover (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event Unknown  
Villano V (mask) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas Live event Unknown  
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Bello Greco (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown [1]
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Bello David (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown [1]
Pimpinela Escarlata and May Flowers (hair) Los Cachorros (mask) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Pimpinela Escarlata and May Flowers (hair) Dragones Chinos I and II (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown [1]
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Rocky Santana (hair) Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State Live event February 19, 1993 [1]
Sergio Romo, Jr. (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event April 23, 1995  
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Volador (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event July 28, 1997 [Note 1]
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Green Ghost (mask) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event 1999 [1]
Tarzan Boy (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event February 14, 1999  
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Mosco de la Merced (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event April 10, 1999  
Tarzan Boy (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event November 15, 1999  
Damián 666 (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event August 7, 2000 [30]
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) El Indomable (mask) Reynosa, Tamaulipas Live event March 25, 2001 [Note 2]
Draw Tiffany (hair)
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair)
Naucalpan, Mexico State Verano de Escándalo (2001) September 16, 2001 [9][Note 3]
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Polvo de Estrellas (hair) Torreón, Coahuila Live event April 19, 2002 [Note 4]
Pimpinela Escarlata and Hijo del Enfermero (hair) Jerry Estrada and Misterioso (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event October 4, 2002  
Héctor Garza (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event July 6, 2003  
Hator (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Reynosa, Tamaulipas Live event November 18, 2003  
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Sexy Francis (hair) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event August 23, 2004  
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Sexy Francis (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event July 24, 2005 [Note 5]
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Rey Sagitario (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event March 28, 2010  
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Black Mamba (mask) Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event April 12, 2010  
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Orquídea Negra (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event August 21, 2011  
Sexy Star (mask) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Zapopan, Jalisco Rey de Reyes (2012) March 18, 2012 [Note 6][23]
Mamba (hair) Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Tepic, Nayarit Live event Guerra de Titanes (2013) December 8, 2013 [Note 7][31]
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair) Mamba (hair) Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Verano de Escándalo June 4, 2016 [32]

Footnotes

  1. ^ Volador had already adopted a new masked persona (Super Parka) and was suspended from wrestling in Mexico City by the wrestling commission.
  2. ^ Relevos suicida match:lost to Picudo and Silver Cat
  3. ^ Wrestled to a draw, both wrestlers lost their hair
  4. ^ Steel Cage match that also included May Flowers and Los Barrio Boys (Billy Boy, Alan and Decnnis)
  5. ^ Steel Cage match that also included Sexy Piscis
  6. ^ Twelve-person steel cage match.
  7. ^ Eight person steel cage match.

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External links

  • AAA profile
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