Carlos Muñoz González, better known as Místico, is a Mexican luchador enmascarado or masked professional wrestler, currently working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), where he is in his second reign as one third of the CMLL World Trios Champions, while also being a former one-time CMLL World Welterweight Champion. He made his debut for CMLL in 2010, originally working under the ring name Dragon Lee. In June 2012, he was given he ring name and mask of Místico, after the original Místico had left CMLL to work for WWE.
His father Arturo Muñoz is also a professional wrestler, best known by the ring names Poder Mexica and Toro Blanco and currently working for CMLL under a mask as Comandante Pierroth, while his older brother also currently works for the promotion under the ring name Rush. Místico and Rush's younger brother debuted in November 2013 as the second Dragon Lee.
Carlos Muñoz González was born in 1991 in Tala, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, son of professional wrestler Arturo Muñoz, better known as Poder Mexica and Toro Blanco. Both Muñoz's older and younger brother would also grow up to become professional wrestlers, with the oldest of the brothers, William, making his wrestling debut in 2008 and later becoming known as "Rush". His younger brother made his debut in November 2013 as the second Dragon Lee. Muñoz's uncles are also professional wrestlers, known as Franco Columbo, Pit Bull I and Pit Bull II, and all had a hand in training him prior to his debut.
Muñoz was originally trained in lucha libre, or professional wrestling, by his father Arturo Muñoz, brother Rush and uncles Franco Columbo and the Pitbulls in his native Tala, Jalisco. After two years of training, he moved to Mexico City to join Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), where he underwent further training under Arturo Beristain and Tony Salazar. Given a mask and the ring name Dragon Lee, he made his public debut on November 25, 2010, when he took part in CMLL's annual bodybuilding contest, where he wound up winning the beginner's category. Dragon Lee made his wrestling debut on January 4, 2011, when he, working as a técnico, teamed with Fabian el Gitano and Starman in a six-man tag team match, where they were defeated by Arkangel de la Muerte, Boby Zavala and Skándalo. Lee started his career as a member of the informal Generación 2011 stable, which also included fellow debutants Zavala, Enrique Vera Jr., Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Signo Jr. and Super Halcón Jr. During the following months, Lee wrestled mainly in six-man tag team matches with and against his stablemates, before being put in his first major program the following April, when he entered the Forjando un Ídolo ("Forging an Idol") tournament. With one win and two losses, Dragon Lee finished fourth in his block and failed to advance in the tournament. On April 17, he picked up the biggest win of his young career by winning a ten-man torneo cibernetico. On May 31, Dragon Lee entered a tournament to determine the new CMLL World Super Lightweight Champion, but was eliminated in the semifinal torneo cibernetico. Lee received a title shot against the winner of the tournament, Virus, on November 28, but was unable to dethrone the defending champion. On March 6, 2012, Dragon Lee entered the Torneo Sangre Nueva ("New Blood Tournament"), winning an eight-man torneo cibernetico semifinal match. On March 20, Lee defeated Raziel in the finals to win the tournament. On March 30, Dragon Lee entered the 2012 Torneo Gran Alternativa, teaming with his brother Rush. After victories over the teams of Boby Zavala and Rey Bucanero, and Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero, the brothers were eliminated in the semifinals by Euforia and El Terrible, who went on to win the tournament. Lee's run of tournaments continued the following month with the En Busca de un Ídolo tournament/reality television show, where he finished third and narrowly missed advancing to the finals.
On June 20, 2012, CMLL held a press conference, during which lucha libre priest Fray Tormenta announced that since Dragon Lee had impressed him during the En Busca de un Ídolo tournament, he wanted him to take over the role of Místico, his storyline protégé. Lee immediately accepted Tormenta's offer and received his new mask to officially become the second incarnation of Místico, taking over the highly successful role following the character's original performer, who had signed with WWE in January 2011. Lee wrestled his final match under his old persona on June 24, when he, Diamante and Tritón defeated Cancerbero, Niebla Roja and Raziel via disqualification. Afterwards, Roja attacked Lee, removed his mask and tore it to pieces. For the next six weeks, Místico went on a publicity tour to promote the upcoming "new era" of Místico. Místico made his in-ring debut on August 3 on the Super Viernes show in a six-man tag team match, where he teamed with Ángel de Oro and Valiente to defeat Ephesto, Euforia and Mephisto. The debut match caused a spike in CMLL attendance, drawing 12,600 fans to Arena México. The new Místico scored his first direct win the following day, pinning former CMLL World Heavyweight Champion Último Guerrero in a six-man tag team match, where he teamed with Atlantis and Titán against Guerrero, Dragón Rojo Jr. and Negro Casas. On September 30, Místico won his first title, when he defeated Último Guerrero and Atlantis in a three-way match to win the Lucha Libre Azteca (LLA) Azteca Championship. On November 12, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Místico would be making his Japanese debut at Fantastica Mania 2013 in January 2013. Later that same day, Místico was sidelined with an injury, after failing to properly execute the wrestling move known as a shooting star press, landing on his shoulder.
Místico returned to the ring on January 8, 2013, when he, Máscara Dorada and Titán defeated Los Hijos del Averno (Averno, Ephesto and Mephisto) in a six-man tag team main event. The following day, during a match, where he, Atlantis and Marco Corleone faced Euforia, Último Guerrero and Volador Jr., Místico suffered yet another shoulder injury, following a failed springboard dive, and was rushed to an emergency room. On January 15, New Japan announced that Místico would be unable to wrestle at the Fantastica Mania events due to a dislocated shoulder, but would still attend the events to sign autographs. On January 18, during the first night of the Fantastica Mania weekend, Místico made an appearance, greeting the fans in attendance at Korakuen Hall. Místico returned to the ring on February 18, teaming with La Máscara and La Sombra in a six-man tag team match, where they defeated Los Invasores (Kraneo, Psicosis and Volador Jr.). On April 19, Místico took part in a ten-man torneo cibernetico to determine the contenders for the vacant Mexican National Welterweight Championship. He ended up surviving the match, along with Averno, setting up a title match between the two. On April 26 at the Arena Mexico 57th Anniversary Show, Místico was defeated by Averno in the match for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship.
In May, Místico came together with Máscara Dorada and Valiente to form the Los Estetas del Aire ("Air Aesthetes") stable with the three debuting identical masks, containing elements of each wrestler's own mask, in the process. On May 12, Místico was stripped of the LLA Azteca Championship, after his title defense, a three-way match with La Sombra and Volador Jr., ended in a thirty-minute time limit draw. On June 9, Los Estetas del Aire entered a tournament for the vacant CMLL World Trios Championship, first defeating Los Invasores (Mr. Águila, Psicosis and Volador Jr.) in the quarterfinals and then TRT (Rey Bucanero, El Terrible and Tiger) in the semifinals to advance to the following week's tournament finals. On June 16, Los Estetas del Aire defeated Los Guerreros Laguneros (Euforia, Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero) to become the new CMLL World Trios Champions. On September 13 at CMLL's 80th Anniversary Show, Los Estetas del Aire successfully defended the CMLL World Trios Championship against Los Revolucionarios del Terror (Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora and Rey Escorpión). On January 14, 2014, during the opening event of the Fantastica Mania 2014 tour, Místico made his Japanese in-ring debut, pinning Rey Escorpión to win a six-man tag team main event. Four days later, in the main event of the fourth show of the tour, Místico unsuccessfully challenged Mephisto for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship. Upon his return to Mexico, Místico won his first singles title in CMLL, when he, on February 16, defeated Pólvora for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship. On March 28, Los Estetas del Aire lost the CMLL World Trios Championship to Los Guerreros Laguneros (Euforia, Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero). On May 2, Místico was involved in a motorcycle accident in which he broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg, forcing him to undergo surgery the following day. During a press conference on November 19 Místico announced that he was not ready to return to the ring and vacated the CMLL World Welterweight Championship.
Místico returned to the ring on January 13, 2015, during the first day of the Fantastica Mania 2015 tour in Osaka, Japan. He teamed with Jushin Thunder Liger in a tag team match, where they were defeated by Gedo and Pólvora. Místico worked the entire tour opposite Pólvora, culminating in a singles match between the two on January 19, where Místico was victorious. Upon his return to Mexico, Místico formed a new stable named Sky Team with Valiente and Volador Jr. On February 13, Sky Team defeated Los Guerreros Laguneros (Euforia, Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero) to win the CMLL World Trios Championship.Finishing moves
La Mística (Tilt-a-whirl headscissors transitioned into a single arm DDT floated over into a Fujiwara armbar)
Shooting star press
As Dragon Lee
Operación Dragon (Somersault plancha)
"El Príncipe de Plata y Oro" (Spanish for "The Prince of Silver and Gold")
"La Nueva Era" (Spanish for "The New Era")
"Ameno" by Era
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
CMLL World Trios Championship (2 times, current) – with Máscara Dorada and Valiente (1), and Valiente and Volador Jr. (1, current)
CMLL World Welterweight Championship (1 time)
CMLL Bodybuilding Contest – Beginners (2010)
Copa 60 Aniversario de la Arena Puebla (2013)
CMLL Torneo de Parejas Increíbles (2016) – with Mephisto
Torneo Sangre Nueva (2012)
Lucha Libre Azteca
LLA Azteca Championship (1 time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
PWI ranked him #183 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2013