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Flamita
Flamita
Born November 30 1994 (1994-11-30) (age 23)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Family Toro Negro (grandfather)[2]
El Retador (father)[2]
Flama Roja (uncle)[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Fireball[3]
Flamita
Night Claw[4]
Octagón Jr.[5]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)[1]
Trained By Arkangel de la Muerte[6]
Debut December 12, 2009[1]

  Flamita (born November 30, 1994)[1] is a Mexican luchador enmascarado or masked professional wrestler. In addition to working for promotions such as Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU) in his native country, Flamita is also known for his work in the Japanese Dragon Gate promotion, where he is a former Open The Brave Gate and Open The Triangle Gate Champion. Flamita is a third-generation professional wrestler. His real name is not a matter of public record as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico.[7] Dave Meltzer has called Flamita "one of the best high-flying wrestlers in the world",[8] comparing him to Rey Mysterio.[9]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Both Flamita's father and grandfather were professional wrestlers; his father worked under the ring name El Retador ("The Challenger"), while his grandfather was known as Toro Negro ("Black Bull"). After five years of training, he made his professional wrestling debut on December 12, 2009, under the ring name Flamita ("Little Flame"), which he got from his uncle, who had wrestled under the name Flama Roja ("Red Flame").[2]

Flamita started his career wrestling on the Mexican independent circuit, becoming best known for his work in the Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU) promotion,[10] where he captured the Alto Rendimiento Championship on two occasions.[11] In addition, he also worked for Alianza Universal de Lucha Libre (AULL), where he won the AULL Lightweight Championship in April 2012, only to vacate it two months later.[10]

Dragon Gate (2013–2015, 2016–present)Edit

In October 2013, it was announced that Flamita, along with fellow Mexican Rocky Lobo, had been signed by the Japanese Dragon Gate promotion.[12] He made his debut for the promotion on October 26, 2013, as part of the Millennials stable.[1] On December 5, Flamita and his stablemates Eita and T-Hawk first won a one-night tournament to become the number one contenders to the Open The Triangle Gate Championship and then defeated Mad Blankey (BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong and YAMATO) that same night to become the new champions.[13][14] They lost the title to Jimmyz (Jimmy Susumu, Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin and Ryo "Jimmy" Saito) on December 22.[13][15] On March 16, 2014, Flamita won his first singles title in Dragon Gate, when he defeated Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! for the Open The Brave Gate Championship.[16][17] He held the title for the rest of the year, successfully defending it against the likes of Naoki Tanizaki,[18] Kzy,[19] and Dragon Kid at the promotion's biggest show of the year,[20] Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival on July 20.[21] One of his title defenses also took place back in Mexico at a DTU event.[22] On December 28, Flamita's ninth title defense ended in a disqualification, after he was unmasked by his challenger Punch Tominaga. Following the win, Flamita refused to accept the title belt, leaving it behind him in the ring.[1][23] Three days later, Dragon Gate's office declared Flamita's reign over and title vacant.[24]

Flamita returned to Dragon Gate three months later and on March 24, 2015, received a rematch for the Open The Brave Gate Championship, but was defeated by the defending champion, Akira Tozawa.[16] On August 6, Millennials were forced to disband, when Flamita, Eita and T-Hawk were defeated in a three-way trios match.[25][26] On October 4, Flamita joined the Dia.Hearts stable.[27] During Flamita's hiatus from Dragon Gate, Dia.Hearts was disbanded. On July 2, 2016, Flamita returned to Dragon Gate, joining the Tribe Vanguard stable.[28]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Phoenix Splash
    • Flam Fly[16] (Standing moonsault side slam)[29]
    • El Retador (Muscle Buster hold dropped into a Double Knee Facebreaker)
    • Romania (Muscle Buster hold dropped into a Sit-Out Powerbomb)
  • Signature moves
    • Firefly (450º Splash)
    • Toro (Springboard corkscrew senton bomb)[1]
    • Neza (Lifting Double Underhook dropped into a Double Knee Backbreaker)
  • Entrance themes
    • "Flam Fly" by Hikari[1]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 (in Japanese) Dragon Gate. Gaora. http://www.gaora.co.jp/dragongate/data/prfl/flamita.html. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Rodríguez, Édgar (June 29, 2011). "Flamita busca consolidarse" (in Spanish). Récord. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110706000419/http://www.record.com.mx/luchalibre/2011-06-29/flamita-busca-consolidarse. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
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  6. "Celebran al Arkangel en la Arena Coliseo" (in Spanish). MedioTiempo. July 18, 2011. http://www.mediotiempo.com/mas-deportes/lucha-libre/noticias/2011/07/18/celebran-al-arkangel-en-la-arena-coliseo. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  7. Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?", Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre and honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher, 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  8. Meltzer, Dave (August 25, 2014). "August 25, 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Lesnar destroys Cena, Impact moves to Wednesday, Bully Ray, War Machine, more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 32. ISSN 1083-9593. 
  9. Meltzer, Dave (November 10, 2014). "May 12, 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Extreme Rules PPV report, WWE quarterly investor call and business breakdown, Network, latest on Batista, tons more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 33. ISSN 1083-9593. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Flamita renuncia al Campeonato Ligero AULL" (in Spanish). MedioTiempo. June 12, 2012. http://www.mediotiempo.com/mas-deportes/lucha-libre/noticias/2012/06/12/flamita-renuncia-al-campeonato-ligero-aull. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  11. "DTU Alto Rendimiento Championship". Cagematch. http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1425. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  12. Ruiz Glez, Alex (October 15, 2013). "¡Flamita y Rocky Lobo firman con Dragón Gate!" (in Spanish). Superluchas. http://superluchas.com/2013/10/15/flamita-y-rocky-lobo-firman-con-dragon-gate/. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 (in Japanese) Dragon Gate. Gaora. http://www.gaora.co.jp/dragongate/data/title/tag.html. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  14. (in Japanese) Tokyo Sports. December 6, 2013. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/211661/. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  15. (in Japanese) Tokyo Sports. December 23, 2013. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/217148/. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 (in Japanese) Dragon Gate. Gaora. http://www.gaora.co.jp/dragongate/data/title/brave.html. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  17. Dark Angelita (March 18, 2014). "Dragon Gate: Resultados Dragon Gate “Memorial Gate 2014″, 16/03/2014 – Flamita nuevo campeón" (in Spanish). Superluchas. https://superluchas.com/2014/03/18/dragon-gate-resultados-dragon-gate-memorial-gate-2014-16032014/. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  18. Dominello, Zach (August 17, 2014). "Dragon Gate Dangerous Gate iPPV report 8-17 Tokyo". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/102-japan/38507-dragon-gate-dangerous-gate-ippv-report-8-17-tokyo. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  19. Dominello, Zach (September 9, 2014). "Dragon Gate iPPV report 9-9 Tokyo Korakuen Hall". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/component/content/article/38847-dragon-gate-ippv-report-9-9-tokyo-korakuen-hall. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  20. Counihan, Alan (July 17, 2014). "Alan4L's guide to Dragon Gate "Kobe World" and why you should watch this weekend on Ustream". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/102-japan/38021-alan4ls-guide-to-dragon-gate-qkobe-worldq-and-why-you-should-watch-this-weekend-on-ustream. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  21. Dominello, Zach (July 20, 2014). "Dragon Gate iPPV report from Kobe World Festival". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/102-japan/38062-dragon-gate-ippv-report-from-kobe-world-festival. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  22. Boutwell, Josh (May 31, 2014). "Viva la Raza! Lucha Weekly for 5/31/14". Wrestleview. http://www.wrestleview.com/featured-articles/48785-feature-viva-la-raza-lucha-weekly-for-5-31-14. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  23. "Dragon Gate Final Gate live coverage from Fukuoka (updated with main event)". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. December 28, 2014. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/102-japan/40516-dragon-gate-final-gate-live-coverage-from-fukuoka-. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  24. (in Japanese) Dragon Gate. December 31, 2014. http://spora.jp/dragongate/posts/534889. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  25. (in Japanese) Battle News. August 7, 2015. http://battle-news.com/?p=12606. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  26. Boutwell, Josh (August 18, 2015). "Viva la Raza: Lucha Weekly (8/18/15)". Wrestleview. http://www.wrestleview.com/featured-articles/55799-viva-la-raza-lucha-weekly-8-18-15. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  27. "10/04 The Gate of Victory". iHeartDG. October 4, 2015. http://www.iheartdg.com/1004-the-gate-of-victory/. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  28. Zellner, Kris (July 3, 2016). "CMLL star Thunder passes away and more: The Lucha Report". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/103095/cmll-star-thunder-passes-away-and-more-the-lucha-report.html?p=1. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  29. Meltzer, Dave (November 10, 2014). "Nov. 10, 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Huge WWE Q3 breakdown, Bob Geigel bio, Lucha Underground week 1 evaluation, NJPW Tokyo Dome on U.S. PPV, & tons more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 40. ISSN 1083-9593. 
  30. (in Japanese) Battle News. December 6, 2013. http://battle-news.com/battle/2013/12/002049.php. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
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