Sangre Azteca

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Sangre Azteca
Born (1975-11-05) November 5, 1975 (age 42)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Relampago Sureño[2]
Sangre Azteca[2]
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Billed weight 87 kg (192 lb)[2]
Billed from Mexico City, Mexico
Trained by Charrito de Oro[1]
Scorpio[1]
Raúl Reyes[1]
Memo Diaz[1]
Negro Casas[1]
Debut October 5, 1997[1]

Sangre Azteca (Spanish for "Aztec Blood") (born October 5, 1975) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler currently working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Sangre Azteca's real name is not revealed in public, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans. He is part of the rudo stable "Poder Mexica" along with Dragon Rojo Jr. and Misterioso, Jr..

Professional wrestling career

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre

After getting trained by Scorpio and Raúl Reyes, he made his debut at the age of 21 and had a win during his debut match.[1] EMLL (now CMLL) found an interest in him and signed him away from International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG). While there he became in a group call "Grupo Cibernetico" of young wrestlers that train together under the guidance of head trainers Guillermo "Memo" Díaz and Negro Casas, that taught them both pro and amateur style wrestling.[1] On July 16, 1999, he teamed with Fugaz to defeat Ricky Marvin and Sombra de Plata in a Lightning Match that stole the show and all four youngsters got a standing ovation from the crowd.[1] The success of this match was so big that all four guys wrestled at CMLL's 66th Anniversary show on September 24, 1999, but in this big event the rudo team lost.[3] Sangre Azteca made his Japanese debut on November 23, 1999, losing to Ricky Marvin, who was also debuting, during a CMLL Japan show. The rivalry continues as of March 17, 2000, Sangre Azteca wrestled Ricky Marvin in a three falls match that Marvin won.[4] His year as a rookie skyrocketed when he won a Luchas de Apuestas (bet match), defeating Pegaso II for his mask on July 3, 2000. Later in 2002, he won the Distrito Federal Tag Team Championship teaming with Ramstein (Fugaz under a new mask and name).[5] They lost the title two years later, in 2004, to Los Rayos Tapatio.[5]

Los Guerreros del Infierno

In 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005, Sangre Azteca participated in the Gran Alternativa, but failed to make it past the qualifying round each year.[6] Finding no success, he stayed with CMLL and finally won the Mexican National Trios Championship with Doctor X and Nitro in early 2005 as the team of Los Guerreros del Infierno defeating Safari, El Felino, and Volador, Jr.[7] Seven months later, they lost the championship to Maximo, El Texano, Jr., and El Sagrado, and failed to regain it twice.[7] In late 2005, he was on the 72nd anniversary show of CMLL where he teamed with Apolo Dantes and Mascara Magica and lost to El Felino, Heavy Metal, and Ultimo Dragon.[8] His first singles title was the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, which he won by defeating La Mascara in 2006.[9] In February 2007, Sangre Azteca participated in the Reyes del Aire tournament and was eliminated by Volador, Jr. when they were the last two on the ring. At the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show, Sangre Azteca teamed with allies Los Guerreros del Infierno (Atlantis and Olímpico) to defeat Los Perros del Mal of Mr. Águila, Damián 666, and Halloween.[10] In late 2007, Sangre Azteca teamed with Ephesto and Toscano to face Alex Koslov, El Sagrado, and La Sombra at the 74th anniversary show, which they lost.[11] At the event Homenaje a Dos Leyendas of 2008, Sangre Azteca teamed with Los Guerreros del Infierno of Olímpico and Rey Bucanero to beat Grey Shadow, La Sombra, and El Sagrado.[12] On May 9, 2008, the sixth Reyes del Aire was held. He made it through to the finals, but was eliminated by Valiente. When the Leyenda de Plata was scheduled for the dates of July 4–25, Sangre Azteca entered in the tournament and was not capable enough to win it.[13] In late 2008, Sangre Azteca left Los Guerreros del Infierno and started to wrestle as a single competitor.

Poder Mexica

During a Mexican National Welterweight Championship defense against Dragón Rojo, Jr., the two went to a double countout, which led Sangre Azteca to state that he was impress by Rojo's ability.[14] The two soon began working together along with Black Warrior to form the group Poder Mexica (Spanish for "Mexican Power").[15] Their first Mexican National Trios title match was successful, when they defeated El Sagrado, La Sombra, and Volador, Jr. on the first try.[16] Black Warrior was later suspended and Misterioso, Jr. filled in for him at various shows, making him an unofficial member of Poder Mexica at the time.[17] Sangre Azteca, Dragon Rojo, Jr., and Misterioso, Jr. were unsuccessful in their bid to win the CMLL World Trios Championship from Héctor Garza, El Hijo del Fantasma, and La Mascara, but at the 2009 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas they were able to beat them in a non-title match.[18] Sangre Azteca, Dragon Rojo, Jr., and Black Warrior had their first successful title defense against Máscara Dorada, El Sagrado, and Valiente. During the middle of the year, Valiente stalked Sangre Azteca for a title shot at his Mexican National Welterweight Championship, but Sangre Azteca refused. When the two finally met with the title on the line Valiente defeated Sangre Azteca to end his 33 month run with the Mexican National Welterweight Championship.[19] On the 76th Anniversary Show, Sangre Azteca teamed with Dragon Rojo, Jr. and Misterioso, Jr. as they lost to the trio of El Sagrado, Hijo del Fantasma, and Mascara Dorada.[20] He confirmed Misterioso, Jr. an official member of Poder Mexica after the event.[21] Black Warrior left Poder Mexica late in the year after not teaming with the other members over the summer of 2009.[22] On December 19, 2009, it was announced by the Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. that Poder Mexica had been stripped of the Mexican National Trios title because Black Warrior had left CMLL, breaking up the team. At the same time they announced an eight team tournament to crown a new trios champion. Poder Mexica (Azteca, Rojo, Jr. and Misterioso, Jr.) defeated Fabian El Gitano, Máximo and Rouge and then Delta, Leono and Valiente to qualify for the final.[23] On January 6, 2010, Mascara Dorada, Stuka, Jr., and Metro defeated Poder Mexica to become the new Mexican National Trios Champions.[24]

On December 25, 2015 as part of CMLL's annual Infierno en el Ring show Sangre Azteca was one of twelve men risking their mask in the main event steel cage match. He was the eighth man to leave the cage, keeping his mask safe in the process.[25]

Personal life

Sangre Azteca's idol growing up was Dr. Wagner, Jr.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Sangre Azteca (mask) Ángel del Amor (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Live event February 24, 1998 [1]
Sangre Azteca (mask) Pegaso II (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 3, 2000 [1][29] S

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  2. ^ a b c d "Sangre Azteca's official website" (in Spanish). Retrieved April 11, 2009. 
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  14. ^ "Sangre Azteca lo logró Retuvo su cetro ante Dragón Rojo Jr" (in Spanish). Esto. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  15. ^ Jorge Ocampo Alcazar (December 25, 2008). "Poder Mexica: La nueva facción de Sangre Azteca – ¿7 facciones de rudos en el CMLL?". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved April 13, 2009. 
  16. ^ a b Arturo Rosas Plata (February 4, 2009). "Mexicas, astutos". Ovaciones (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Ovaciones, S. A. de C.V. p. 24. Número 21488 Año LXII. Retrieved August 22, 2009. 
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  22. ^ López, Jorge (October 7, 2009). "Man impactó pero no sorprendió". El Sol de Puebla (in Spanish). Retrieved October 9, 2009. 
  23. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (December 31, 2009). "El Poder Mexica es el segundo finalista por el Campeonato Nacional de Tercias". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 7, 2010. 
  24. ^ "¡Nuevos campeones nacionales de tercias! Delta es el nuevo integrante". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. Archived from the original on December 21, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Lucha Libre función viernes 25 de diciembre". Yahoo Deportes (in Spanish). Yahoo!. December 26, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 – 2008: 133 Sangre Azteca". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States: Sports and Entertainment publications LLC. August 2008. p. 84. October 2008. 
  27. ^ "Sangre Azteca. Nuevo Campeon de la APC". Fuego en el Ring. July 9, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
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  29. ^ "SLAM! Wrestling International -- 2000: The Year-In-Review Mexico". Slam Wrestling!. Canoe.ca. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
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