Tigre Leon

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Tigre Leon
Tigre Leon
Name Tigre Leon
Real name Victor Rangel
Nicknames La Furia Felina
Name history Black Tiger ( Debut- 97 ) Tigre Leon (97 - )
Family Aton (nephew)
Maestro(s) Capitán Dragnet, Morlok, Salvador Muñiz, Caudillo I
Birth date, location January 27, 1973 - Mexicali, Baja California
Obituary date
Debut, location 1993 - San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora
Lost mask to Pequeño Traidor
Height 5' 7"/170 cm
Weight 202 lb/91.5 kg
Signature moves Dropkick, Big Boot, Low Blow, Chinlock, Plancha
Titles: Baja California Lightweight Championship, Americas Middleweight Championship, Baja California Tag Team Championship (w/Rata Negra), Costa del Pacífico Tag Team Championship (w/Humilde), Arena Mexicali Undisputed Championship, NWA Extreme Championship

Bio

Tigre Leon has been one of the most notable rudos in Mexicali. He has an stiff and effective wrestling style. He combines tecnique, agility, and rudeness. His dropkicks are precise, he can connect them from nowhere. His highflying moves such as the splash and plancha suicida are effective on his opponents. His favorite holds are the cavernaria and chinlock which his opponents submit. Moreover, he had protagonized bloody matches particularly in cage matches. He was one of the very first luchadors who made high flying maneuvers from very high structures he climbed the top structures of Parque Vicente Guerrero to land on his opponents. Those high risk moves cost him suspesions by the commission.

The Origins

Victor Rangel Flores came from a ranch, Granjas Lázaro Cárdenas. When he was a child he followed the transmisions of Pavillon Azteca. He admired Mil Máscaras and he wanted to be like him. He always was an athlete. He practiced different sports which helped him to define his wrestling style in the future. He even delivered dropkicks to the cows (believe it or not).

The Days of Training

Years later, the young man went attended a party, he liked to dance (but not drink) he stayed there until dawn. He took a taxi to get back home, but on the way he saw a poster announcing "Lucha Libre at Club Deportivo Independencia". He asked the driver to stop the car and he looked for the address. Once he got to the gymnasium he knocked at the door and he was attended by the compadre of the head trainer who told him where to find Pedro Martínez also known as Capitán Dragnet. He was invited to see a wrestling show, he met Humilde, Alas de Oro, Puma del Ring, Inmortal, and Corsario Negro. He was not really convinced of what he watched. He believed there was something missing in the executions. Capitán Dragnet asked him about the sports he had practiced. Victor Rangel told he practiced martial arts at the Dragon Rojo Dojo, swimming, pentathlon and more. Dragnet asked him the reason of train Lucha Libre, Victor's answer was that he had interest in the art of the self defense. Dragnet was impressed by his trainee's physical condition. Je continued his training with Morlok. In six months he made his debut.

Enter the Tiger

He made his debut in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora as Black Tiger in a main event against two United States wrestlers. He spent a time wrestling at Arena Huracan Ramirez with an undefeated streak of 27 matches until his first loss against Corsario Negro. He continued with his traning with Salvador Muñiz who had a troupe of wrestlers in Baja California. He surpassed the other trainees. He was considered the best of that group. in order to hone his skills Humilde made him the invitation to train at Arena Nacionalista. In the first day of training he received a beating at the end to see if he will come back, and he did it on the following day.

The Fierce

During a Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre de Mexicali awards ceremony in which je was invited. The master of ceremonies announced one of the awarded wrestlers of that year who is a double wild beast im the ring Tigre Leon. He didn't know that Tigre Leon was him until Salvador Muñiz told him that he changed his name.

Notable Feuds

Tigre Leon protagonized many notable matches. One of them was his mask loss against Pequeño Traidor. There was a bloody rivalry against The Rocker which ended in a lucha de apuestas in which he lost his hair. There was another notable feud against El Musical which ended in another bloody match. One more important rival in his career was Furia Roja both had a rivalry of many years which resulted in bloody luchas de apuestas. He wrestled in many promotions inside and outside of Baja California with and against the biggest names in the Mexican Lucha Libre.

Accomplishments

Honorable Comisión de Box y Lucha de Mexicali

  • 2001 Tigre Leon vs Furia Roja Awarded as he Bloodiest Match of The Year
  • 2004 Exemplary Wrestler of the Year
  • Pacific Coast Tournament

Empresa Arena Nacionalista

Notable Matches

Date Location Match
? Arena Coliseo Mexicali Tigre Leon defeated Veneno Negro to take his hair. This wrestling event registred a full attendance
? Arena Coliseo Mexicali Tigre Leon defeated Mike Castillo to take his hair. This this wrestling event registred a full attendance

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? mask Pequeño Traidor Tigre Leon Arena Nacionalista - Mexicali, Baja California
??/??/?? hair Tigre Leon Furia Roja Arena Nacionalista - Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? hair Tigre Leon Veneno Negro Arena Coliseo - Mexicali, Baja California
??/??/?? hair Tigre Leon Mike Castillo Arena Coliseo Mexicali, Baja California
??/??/?? hair The Rocker Tigre Leon Arena Coliseo Mexicali - Mexicali, Baja California
??/??/?? hair Furia Roja Tigre Leon Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? hair Mr. Tempest Tigre Leon Arena Coliseo - Mexicali, Baja California
2002 hair El Musical Tigre Leon Arena Coliseo Mexicali - Mexicali, Baja California
07/01/01 hair Angel Mensajero Tigre Leon Arena Nacionalista, Mexicali, B.C.
08/04/12 hair Piloto Suicida Tigre Leon Arena Nacionalista, Mexicali, B.C.
2011 hair Iron Boy Tigre Leon Arena Mexicali, Baja California
17/05/21 hair (1) Tigre Leon Furia Roja Arena Nacionalista - Mexicali, Baja California
(1) Triangle match also involving Negro Azteca


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Double Champion
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defeating Furia Roja
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Castigando a Piloto Suicida
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Dominando a Mr. Tempest
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Arrinconando a Principe Negro Jr.
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masked with Marino
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as Americas Middleweight Champion and Baja California Tag Team Champion
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early days as Black Tiger
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