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Puma (luchador)

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Name  Puma King
Family  Casas
Debut  2006
Ring name(s)  Puma KingPuma
Role  Luchador

Height  1.72 m
Billed weight  92 kg (203 lb)
Weight  92 kg
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Born  July 6, 1990 (age 25)Mexico City, Mexico (1990-07-06)
Trained by  Arturo Beristain, Ringo Mendoza, El Satanico, Franco Colombo, Virus, Arkangel de la Muerte

Billed height  1.72 m (5 ft 7 ⁄2 in)

Puma, formerly Puma King (born July 6, 1990) is a Mexican Luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler currently working for the Mexico City-based professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Puma frequently teams with his brother, luchador Tiger. Puma's 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. He is part of the Casas wrestling family, son of El Felino, using a ring character and a mask very similar to his father and has been trained by his uncle, professional wrestler Negro Casas.

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Professional wrestling career

Puma is part of the Casas wrestling family, the son of Jorge Luis Casas (El Felino) and nephew of Negro Casas and Erick Casas. Originally he claimed to not be the son of Jorge Luis, but claimed to be the son of another Casas sibling that is not involved with wrestling. He made his wrestling debut in 2006 at the age of just 16, wrestling under the ring name Puma King. Neither Puma King, nor his older brother Tiger Kid, hid the fact that they were part of the Casas family, and with the use of the feline inspired names and mask that closely resembled the mask worn by El Felino it was speculated that they were the sons of El Felino. This was later denied by Puma King and Tiger Kid, claiming that they chose their names and masks as a tribute to their favorite uncle. In an interview with SuperLuchas published in early June 2010 El Felino finally revealed that he was indeed the father of both Tiger Kid and Puma King, but had kept it a secret to allow his children to succeed or fail on their own merits and not because of their family relationship to El Felino.

Puma King worked for International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) not long after his debut, and although Tiger Kid also worked for IWRG the promotion only rarely used them as a team. In 2008 Puma King joined Tiger Kid in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), the same promotion their uncles worked for. Both Puma King and Tiger Kid participated in the Trofeo Generacion Del 75 torneo cibernetico match, a tournament for wrestlers signifying the "future of CMLL during their 75th year", but lost as El Hijo del Fantasma won the trophy. Puma King teamed up with Villano V to participate in the 2008 Gran Alternativa tournament. The Gran Alternativa tournament is an annual CMLL tournament that teams a veteran and a rookie (Novato) up for a tag team tournament. Villano V was originally scheduled to team with El Brujo, but due to an injury Puma King was chosen to replace him. Puma King and Villano V lost to Axxel and Blue Panther in the opening round of the tournament.

In CMLL Puma King and Tiger Kid frequently wrestle as a tag team, usually low on the card but they have made several appearances on CMLL Super Viernes, CMLL's biggest show of the week. In February, 2010 both Puma King and Tiger Kid became involved in El Felino's ongoing feud against La Sombra. It all began on February 2, 2010 where Puma King dressed up like his uncle El Felino to distract La Sombra during a match. A later doubleganger act backfired though and saw El Felino lose to La Sombra, which saw the end of the Tiger Kid/Puma King aid in the storyline. On April 23, 2010 Puma King participated in the 2010 Gran Alternativa, this time teaming with Último Guerrero. The team defeated Pegasso and Toscano in the first round and Durango Kid and El Texano, Jr. in the second round. In the finals of Block B Puma King and Último Guerrero were defeated by Delta and Volador, Jr. Puma King was one of 12 men who put their mask on the line as part of a 12-man steel cage match in the main event of the 2010 Infierno en el Ring. Early in the match his own brother, Tiger Kid, had betrayed his brother in order to escape the cage. Later on Puma King feigned an alliance with rival Ángel de Oro so they could both escape, only to turn on him and escape while Ángel de Oro remained in the cage. In the end Ángel de Oro defeated Fabián el Gitano in the Lucha de Apueta (bet match) portion of the match to unmask him. Puma King competed in CMLL's first ever En Busca de un Ídolo ("In search of an Idol") tournament, but did not qualify for the semi-final part of the tournament. On September 14, 2012, at CMLL's 79th Anniversary Show, Puma King defeated Rey Cometa in a Lucha de Apuestas, forcing his rival to unmask himself.

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

Championships and accomplishments

  • Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
  • Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
  • References

    Puma (luchador) Wikipedia


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