Amapola is Dark Angel's foil. It's gotten the biggest push of her career, and it's also cost her mask.
Before CMLL started a full time women's division, and in it's early days, Amapola seemed to be as a solid->quite good working ruda, one who could hold up her end of the match but wasn't going to be focus of it. She executed her role well, and when the division got reshuffled based on departures, responses and performances, Amapola was suddenly the lead ruda.
Amapola carries around the IWRG Women's Championship, but it's a mystery as to how she got it. It wasn't on an IWRG card in Naucalpan, and it's unclear if they recognize her as champion. Ayako Hamada was the last listed champion, and while it's possible (and likely) there was some title change in Japan, no one's been able to find out when or where it happened. She's never defended the championship, but brought it with her to most of her early CMLL matches.
From there on, Amapola's been Dark Angel; they were tag team matches in their first match in Arena Mexico, and Amapola feuded with her in anger/resentment for Dark turning tecnica. This was eventually built up to a hair versus mask match. The company was strongly behind Dark Angel, and it wasn't a surprise when Amapola lost her mask.
A mild surprise was Amapola's behavior after losing her mask. A luchador will typically allow all the fans (and the magazines) to get a good look at his/her face. Amapola pulled her mask off and immediately turned away from the fans and the cameras, walking quickly to the backstage area and never allowing most of the fans to see her face. She was brought back to Arena Mexico the following week, and the fans finally got to see her then, and gave a explanation/apology on that week's Guerreros del Ring show, but was left off CMLL Mexico City cards for the following weeks, perhaps as punishment.
Amapola rebounded from the loss of her mask, becoming the most well regarded ruda in Mexico, with her excellent wrestling in the ring making up for any issue after her unmasking. She won the CMLL World Women's Championship in late 2007, and preceded to have the longest and most successful reign in the history of the championship, seemingly clearing out the division multiple times. Amapola's rivalry against Marcela became the defining match up of this era of CMLL's women, and Amapola herself is regraded as one of the best lucahdoras in CMLL's history. Amapola has not gotten a second reign with the main CMLL championship and has a bad record in apuesta matches, but is still among the best in the division in the mid 2010s.
Luchas de apuestas record
|Date||Apuesta||Winner(s)||Loser(s)||Arena and/or Place|
|02/05/11||mask||Baby A||Lady Pentagon||Japan|
|06/04/14||mask||Dark Angel||Amapola||Arena Mexico - Mexico, City|
|07/06/17||hair||Amapola||Diana La Cazadora||Arena Mexico - Mexico, City|
|08/08/29||hair (1)||Lady Apache||Amapola||Arena Mexico - Mexico, City|
|13/03/15||hair||Estrellita||La Amapola||Arena Mexico - Mexico City|
|19/05/31||hair||Amapola||Kaho Kobayashi||Arena Mexico - Mexico City|
|(1) Relevos Suicidas vs. Princesa Sujei & Marcela|