Los Guerreros Tuareg

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Los Guerreros Tuareg
ArkangelMask.jpg
The mask of deputy leader Arkangel de la Muerte
(Not the actual wrestler)
Stable
Members Nitro (Leader)
Arkangel de la Muerte (Deputy leader)
Hooligan
Skándalo
Name(s) Los Rebeldes del Desierto
Los Rebeldes Tuareg
Pandilla Guerrera
Former
member(s)
Doctor X
Sangre Azteca
Ramstein
Koreano
Loco Max
Debut 2004 (Pandilla Guerrera)
2007 (Guerreros Tuareg)
Disbanded 2007 (Pandilla Guerrera)
Promotions CMLL

Los Guerreros Tuareg (Spanish for "The Tuareg Warriors") is a Mexican professional wrestling group, called a stable working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) as a rudo (term used for wrestlers who portray the "Bad guys") faction. The group is the successor to Pandilla Guerrera ("Gang of Warriors") and is sometimes also referred to as Los Rebeldes del Desierto ("The Rebels of the desert") or even Los Rebeldes Tuareg ("The Tuareg Rebels"). The group is led by Nitro and includes Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan and Skándalo

Pandilla Guerrera (2004–2007)[edit]

In 2005 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) created the Guapos University ("Hansome University"), or Guapos U, a storyline mimicking realities shows such as the WWE Tough Enough show, searching for a new member to join Shocker, Máscara Mágica and El Terrible as part of Los Guapos. The contestants included, among others, Sangre Azteca and El Koreano, during one of CMLL's shows El Terrible turned on the group and was joined by Último Guerrero in the attack. Sangre Azteca and El Koreano prevented the rest of the Guapos U class in making the save, leading to the two them being kicked out of the group. Guerrero immediately took both Sangre Azteca and Koreano under his win, forming Pandilla Guerrera ("Gang of Warriors"), a mid-card group associated with Último Guerrero's Los Guerreros del Infierno group. Sangre Azteca would soon lead the group that would also include Nitro, Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Loco Max, Doctor X and Ramstein. Doctor X brought the Mexican National Welterweight Championship with him when he joined the group but lost it to La Mascara on May 5, 2005.[1] In early 2005 Sangre Azteca, Doctor X and Nitro won the from Safari, El Felino, and Volador, Jr.[2] Pandilla Guerra held the championship for 7 months and made three successful title defenses before they lost the championship to Maximo, El Texano, Jr., and El Sagrado. The team would attempt to regain the championship twice, but failed each attempt.[2] El Koreano did not stay with the group long, changing his ring name and adopting a mask as he began working as "Apocalipsis", with no reference to his previous character. Due to CMLL's working relationship with International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) Nitro was able to win the IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship from La Pantera but only held it for 14 days before losing it to Pentagon Black[3] Sangre won Welterweight from La Mascara, on December 17, 2006 Sangre Azteca defeated La Mascara to bring the Mexican National Welterweight Championship back to Pandilla Guerrera.[4] Pandilla Guerrera remained solidly entrenched in the CMLL mid-card, working primarily with younger tecnicos (Spanish term for a wrestler who plays a "good guy" character), helping them gain experience in the ring. Over time Ramstein appeared less frequently with Pandilla Guerrera, unofficially leaving the group.

Los Guerreros Tuareg (2007–present)[edit]

Tuareg nomads, the inspiration for the groups ring wear and entrance music;

In mid-2007 Pandilla Guerrera decided to pull away from Los Guerreros del Infierno to create their own separate identity in order to gain more success in CMLL, the group added Skándalo to its roster while Sangre Azteca decided to join Los Guerreros instead, in his absence Nitro took over as the leader of the group. The group was repackaged as Los Guerreros Tuareg ("The Tuareg Warriors"), inspired by the Tuareg Nomadic tribe, which was reflected in the robes and headgear the team wore to the ring and a more African tribal type entrance music. When Guerrero complained that the Guerreros Tuareg name was too close to his team they were renamed Los Rebeldes del Desierto ("The Rebels of the Desert") and also referred to as Los Rebeldes Tuareg, but the angle with Guerrero was quietly abandoned and the group reverted to the Guerreros Tuareg moniker. Nitro and Skándalo teamed up to participate in a CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship Tournament in the summer of 2008. In the first round the duo won by defeating Sensei and Neutron;[5] in the next round they lost to Flash and Stuka, Jr. Guerreros Tuareg had two teams participate as Arkangel teamed up with Hooligan also entered the tournament, losing to Mascara Purpura and Tony Rivera in the quarter finals.[5] In early 2009, Nitro was injured and was undergoing double knee surgery which let him 8 months out of action, forcing Arkangel de la Muerte to step in as leader, during Nitro's time away from the ring CMLL introduced the Mini-Estrella Pequeño Nitro, the leader of Los Pequeño Guerreros Tuareg, the first and so far only member of the group. By the late 2009 Nitro was able to return in full conditions and kept teaming with his fellow Guerreros Tuareg, although not achieving the success they were hoping for when changing their team name and image. When a new mid-card rudo team, called Los Cancerberos del Infierno, was created in 2009 Los Guerreros Tuareg talked about challenging Los Cancerberos, but no actual storyline came of it.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Championships won while members of Pandilla Guerra or Los Guerreros Tuareg are listed.

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Maximo (hair) Loco Max (hair) Mexico City Live event June 5, 2006 [6]
Leono (hair) Loco Max (hair) Puebla, Puebla Live event June 4, 2007
Loco Max (hair) Tony Rivera (hair) Mexico City Live event October 5, 2008
Mictlán (hair) Loco Max (hair) Mexico City Live event December 2, 2008 [7]
Loco Max (hair) Centella de Oro (hair) Puebla, Puebla Live event July 19, 2010
Rush (hair) Loco Max (hair) Mexico City Live event August 15, 2010 [8]
Nitro (mask) Galatico (mask) San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí Live event December 15, 2010 [Note 1]
Nitro (mask) Power (mask) Mexico State Live event January 1, 2011 [Note 2]
Loco Max (hair) Escorpión (hair) Puebla, Puebla Live event March 14, 2011 [9]
Palacio Negro (mask) Loco Max (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event September 30, 2011 [Note 3]
Virus (hair) Loco Max (hair) Puebla, Puebla Live event March 12, 2012 [10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Final of a Relevos Suicidas match that also included Bogar and Diamante.
  2. ^ Finals of a Relevos Suicidas match that also included Corsario Negro and Corsario Negro, Jr.
  3. ^ 14 man Steel cage match that also involved Metal Blanco, Toscano, Guerrero Maya, Jr., Ángel de Plata, Delta, Okumura, Leono, Yoshihashi, Leo ,Maléfico, Sagrado and Pólvora

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Número Especial – Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2003". Super Luchas (in Spanish). 5 January 2003. issue 40. 
  2. ^ a b c "Número Especial – 2005". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 22, 2006. Issue 142. 
  3. ^ a b "Rudos – Nitro". Fuego en el ring (in Spanish). Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 23, 2006. issue 192. Retrieved August 22, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2008. 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Tecnicos – Máximo". Fuego En El Ring (in Spanish). Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2009. 
  7. ^ Arturo Rosas Plata (2008-12-03). "El Loco gano perdiendo". Ovaciones (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Ovaciones, S. A. de C.V. p. 19. Número 21427 Año LXI. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  8. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (August 15, 2010). "Arena México (resultados 15 de agosto) – Rush gana la cabellera de Loco Max". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  9. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (March 15, 2011). "Arena Puebla (resultados 14 de marzo) Loco Max gano la cabellera de Escorpión". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ Acosta, Carlos R. (March 13, 2012). "Virus rapa a Loco Max en Puebla". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved March 13, 2012.