Stukita

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Stukita
Born (1994-05-08) May 8, 1994 (age 24)[1]
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico[2][1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Principe Halcon
Principe Halcon, Jr.
Stukita
Billed height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)[2]
Billed weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Trained by Halcón Suriano, Jr.[1][3]
CMLL Wrestling School
Debut May 6, 2007[2][1][3]

Stukita (born May 8, 1994) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler, under contract with the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in their Mini-Estrella division. Working in the Mini-Estrellas division does not necessarily mean that Pequeño Halcón is a dwarf as several wrestlers who are just shorter in stature work in the "Mini" division.[4] Stukita'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.[5] His name is the diminutive form of "Stuka", as he portrays a smaller version of wrestlers Stuka and Stuka, Jr.. He is a third generation wrestler with both his father and grandfather being professional wrestlers before him.

Personal life[edit]

Stukita is a third generation professional wrestler, his grandfather Juan José Espinoza Meza wrestled under the ring name "Halcón Suriano" ("Falcon Suriano") until his death in 1993. His father and three of his uncles are or were also professional wrestlers, his father worked under the name Halcón Suriano, Jr. and his uncles as Pequeño Halcón ("Little Falcon"), Príncipe Halcón ("Prince Falcon") and Caballero Halcón ("Falcon Knight"). He is the cousin of Pequeño Halcón, who is the son of the original Pequeño Halcón.[1][3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Stukita was trained for a professional wrestling career at a very young age after having grown up in the business watching his father, grandfather and uncles all perform in the ring. Most of his initial training was done by his, deeming him ready for his debut a few days before his thirteenth birthday.[1] Initially he worked under the ring name Principe Halcon, or sometimes Principe Halcon, Jr. after his uncle since his father was already working as a "Junior" and he did not want to go with "El Niete de Halcón Suriano" ("The Grandson of Halcón Suriano").[1] He worked on the Mexican Independent circuit around his native Torreón, Coahuila and primarily in the Mini-Estrella division against other wrestlers of short stature or actual little people as is the tradition in Lucha Libre.[4]

Stukita (2008–present)[edit]

In 2008 he decided to take a new ring identity, one less reliant on his family connections. He became "Stukita", looking and wrestling like a smaller version of Stuka and CMLL wrestler Stuka, Jr.. Technically he was the mini of the original Stuka since he did not work for CMLL at the time, but wears a mask identical to Stuka, Jr.'s regular mask. As Stukita he began a storyline feud with fellow Mini-Estrella Indio Loco, that escalated to the point that their issues had to be settled in a Luchas de Apuestas, or bet match where Stukita put his mask on the line and Indio Loco put his hair on the line. The match took place on March 28, 2010 in Torreon. Stukita won the match, his first major victory as he forced Indio Loco to have all his hair shaved off after the match.[1][6] In most places he worked as a Mini-Estrella, even winning the UWF World Minis Championship from Mini Laredo Kid, but at time he also worked with regular sized wrestlers, winning the Federacion Internacional de Lucha Libre (FILL) Lightweight Championship.[1] He also teamed up with his father on several occasions.[1] On August 11, 2012 he was one of 56 competitors in the second annual "Amigo de Siempre" ("Friend forever") Battle Royal, but did not win, instead the victory went to Axxel.[7]

In mid-2012 Stukita began training at CMLL's wrestling school, the first step to becoming a regular wrestler for CMLL, Mexico's largest and the world's oldest wrestling promotion. Stukita trained alongside fellow Mini-Estrella Pequeño Valiente for an eventual CMLL debut. Even though neither Mini-Estrella had made their in ring debut Stukita and Pequeño Valiente both attended CMLL's celebration of the 20th anniversary of their Mini-Estrellas division, making their first CMLL public appearance.[8] At the time no in ring debut date was given for the two, but current CMLL Mini-Estrellas were expressing a hope that they would join soon to bolster their division.[9] CMLL holds an annual Bodybuilding contest, open to both CMLL wrestlers and those attending the CMLL wrestling school. On November 28, 2012, Stukita competed in the "Minis" category of the contest and won, placing ahead of CMLL World Mini-Estrella Champion Pequeño Olímpico as well as his cousin Pequeño Halcón.[10] Stukita made his in-ring debut on December 25, 2012, teaming with Shockercito and Fantasy, losing to the team of Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico and Pequeño Black Warrior, although Stukita did win the second fall for his team.[11]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Stukita (mask) Indio Loco (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event March 28, 2010 [1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Luchas 2000". Stukita (in Spanish). Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V. Issue 615. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Super Estrellas > Mini Tecnicos > Stuka" (in Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. April 17, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Los nuevo Minis de CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). July 26, 2010. issue 374. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Madigan, Dan (2007). "You ain't seen nothing yet: the minis". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 209–212. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  5. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  6. ^ a b "Noche de calcio y avisos". El Siglo del Torreon (in Spanish). April 4, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Video: Axel, ganador del 2do. Torneo "Amigo de Siempre"". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). August 12, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "20 PEQUEÑOS GLORIOSOS AÑOS". Fuego en el Ring (in Spanish). August 13, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Esperan Pequeños Estrellas ser reconocidos en la CMLL". Yahoo Deportes (in Spanish). Yahoo!. September 6, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Valdés, Apolo (November 29, 2012). "El CMLL muestra el músculo". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Negro Casas, ¡apestoso campeón! – Mal debut de ¡Stukita! – ¡Truncado!... el espíritu navideño de las rudas". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 25, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013.