Dalys la Caribeña

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Dalys la Caribeña
Born (1975-02-20) February 20, 1975 (age 43)[1][2]
Panama[1]
Residence Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Family Casas
Website Facebook page
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Dalys la Caribeña
Trained by Negro Casas
CMLL Wrestling school
Debut October 6, 2009

Dalys la Caribeña (born February 20, 1975 in Panama) is a Panamanian luchadora, or female professional wrestler currently working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) portraying a tecnico ("Good guy") wrestling character. Her name appears in print as both Dalys, Dallys and Dalis but all refer to the same person. Her name means Daly "The Caribbean". She is a second generation wrestler, her father is a retired wrestler turned wrestling promoter in Panama, her brother wrestles in Mexico under the ring name Veneno and she is related through marriage to Negro Casas to the extended Casas wrestling family.

Personal life[edit]

Dalys' full birthname has not been publicly revealed, only that her last name by birth is Medina Baeza. She is the daughter of a Panamanian wrestling promoter and the sister of professional wrestler Rafael Ernesto Medina Baeza, better known under the ring name Veneno (Spanish for "Venom").[3] At some point Mexican wrestler José Casas Ruiz, better known as Negro Casas worked for her father's wrestling promotion, which led to the two being married and Dalys moving to Mexico City, Mexico. She is a member of the extensive Casas wrestling through her marriage to José Casas starting with her father-in-law retired wrestler and current referee Pepe Casas and also consists of her brothers-in-law Erick Francisco Casas Ruiz, who wrestles as "Heavy Metal" and Jorge Luis Casas Ruiz, who wrestles as "El Felino" plus a brother-in-law who is not a professional wrestler. Dalys' sister-in-law (Felino's wife) is also a wrestler, Blanca Rodríguez, better known as Princessa Blanca.[1] Dalys and Casas have two daughters who are training in Olympic style wrestling, also hoping to turn professional one day. José Casas does not train his daughters, entrusting that task to Ringo Mendoza, Tony Salazar, Arturo Beristain and Franco Colombo.[4] One of her daughters is married to professional wrestler Diamante. She also has two nephews who are wrestlers under the ring names Tiger and Puma King, the sons of Jorge Casa and step-sons of Blanca Rodríguez.[4] She has a background in Kickboxing and would be seen sparring with Negro Casas during features on him. She also sat at ringside during important matches and was acknowledge as his wife, although the focus on their family relationship has been downplayed since Daly turned professional. The family relationship between Princesa Blanca, who works as a ruda (A wrestler that portrays the "bad guy" character) and Dalys la Caribeña, who works as a tecnica ("good guy") has been downplayed by CMLL.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Dalys' training for an in ring career was done initially by Negro Casas, but generally handled to the trainers of the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) wrestling school.[1] Her first match came about sooner than originally planned as she was needed to substitute for wrestler Estrella Mágica in a match, teaming with Lady Apache and Star Fire to defeat the team of Hiroka, La Seductora and her sister-in-law Princesa Blanca. Since she was a last minute substitute her in-ring debut did not garner much attention from the press. Her officially promoted in-ring debut came almost two months later as she was one of ten women competing in a torneo cibernetico, multi-man elimination match for the rights to challenge for the CMLL World Women's Championship. The match also included Estrella Mágica, Hiroka, Lady Apache, La Nazi, Lluvia, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, Zeuxis and match winner Marcela. On June 18, 2010 she participated in her first major CMLL event with an appearance during the 2012 Infierno en el Ring show. She was brought in as a replacement for Luna Mágica who was originally scheduled to team with Lady Apache and Marcela. The team wrestled against Las Zorras ("The Foxes"; Princesa Blanca and Princesa Sujei) and La Seductora. Las Zorras took the first fall after Princesa Sujei pinned Lady Apache following a Torbellino splash and Princesa Blanca pinned Dalys. In the second fall the tecnicas regained momentum when Marcela executed what was described as a "brutal Michinoku Driver" on La Seductora and pinned her. In the final fall Dalys la Caribena uses the Casas family trademark La Casita cradle to gain the three count and the victory for her team.[5] She was also part of the 2011 Sin Piedad ("Without mercy") show, she worked in the second match of the night, a Best two-out-of-three falls Six-man tag team match with the Tecnica team of Dalys, Lady Apache and Marcela faced off against Princesa Sujei, Princesa Blanca and Tiffany. The teams split the first two falls with Dalys, Apache and Marcela winning the first fall and their opponents winning the second fall. In the third fall Princesa Blanca accidentally kicked the referee, which led to her team being disqualified in the third fall and thus losing the match.[6][7] Through her contacts in CMLL Dalys was able to travel to Japan in April and May, 2012 working on shows for CMLL's partner promotion Reina X World as well as a Kaientai Dojo show. Throughout the month of June a number of CMLL's female competitors got involved in various storylines that escalated to the point where they were all put into one match to settle their issues.[8] The match was the main event of the 2012 Infierno en el Ring event, competing in the eponymous Infierno en el Ring steel cage match, a multi-person Steel cage match contested under Lucha de Apuestas, or bet match, rules which means that the loser of the match would be forced to unmask or have their hair shaved off per Lucha Libre traditions. Besides Dalys the competitors included La Seductora, Goya Kong, La Amapola, Estrellita, Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Tiffany, Marcela and Princesa Blanca. In the end Princesa Blanca pinned Goya Kong, forcing her to unmask afterwards. Dalys was the first person to escape the cage by climbing up over it, keeping her hair safe.[9] She also appeared on CMLL's biggest show of the year, the CMLL 79th Anniversary Show where she, Goya Kong and Marcela defeated La Amapola, Princesa Blanca and Tiffany.[10] On March 21, 2014, at Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, Dalys was defeated by Marcela in a Lucha de Apuestas and was as a result shaved bald.[11] On March 11, 2016, Dalys defeated Marcela to win the CMLL World Women's Championship.[12]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Marcela (hair) Dalys la Caribeña (hair) Mexico City, Mexico 2014 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas March 21, 2014 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Muñoz, Javier (August 19, 2009). ""Siempre me he divertido luchando": Negro Casas" (in Spanish). Box y Lucha Magazine. Archived from the original on January 3, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
  2. ^ https://www.pressreader.com/mexico/h-para-hombres/20170420/282110636484031
  3. ^ Enciclopedia staff (August 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Gran Markus, Jr. (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 47. Tomo II.
  4. ^ a b Gutiérrez, Ana (July 13, 2009). "La Vision del Negro Casas" (in Spanish). Fuergo en el Ring. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
  5. ^ Rivera, Manuel (July 19, 2010). "CMLL: Infierno en el Ring (18 julio 2010): ¡Fabián el Gitano pierde la máscara!" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  6. ^ Mr. Reyes (December 16, 2011). "Blue Panther rapó al Felino en Sin Piedad" (in Spanish). Mediotempo. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "Blue Panther gana la cabellera del Felino via descalificacion" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. December 17, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  8. ^ Redacción Mediotiempo (June 28, 2012). "Sin tregua las Amazonas del ring en el Infierno". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  9. ^ Redacción Mediotiempo (June 21, 2012). "Infierno en el Ring para las Amazonas del CMLL". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  10. ^ Valdés, Apolo (September 14, 2012). "El 79 aniversario del CMLL ¡Minuto a minuto en vivo!". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  11. ^ a b Salazar López, Alexis (March 22, 2014). "Homenaje a Dos Leyendas". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  12. ^ a b López Peralta, Gonzalo (March 12, 2016). "Lucha Libre Arena México 11 de Marzo de 2016". Yahoo! Deportes (in Spanish). Yahoo!. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  13. ^ Valdés, Apolo (July 11, 2015). "Dalys se llevó la Copa Femenil del CMLL". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "Dallys derrota a Dark Angel – Astral, Campeón Absoluto". CMLL Gaceta (in Spanish). November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  15. ^ "Astral volvió a coronarse como Mr. CMLL". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). November 25, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015.