Heavy Metal

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Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Name Heavy Metal
Real name Erick Francisco Casas Ruiz
Name history Canelo Casas (debut - 92/05), Heavy Metal (92/05 - )
Family Pepe Casas (father), Negro Casas and Felino (brothers), Black Star (cousin), Kid Tiger (nephew)
Maestro(s) Pepe Casas, Raúl Reyes, Negro Casas, Felino
Birth date, location October 4, 1970 - Mexico City
Obituary date
Debut, location February 14, 1988 - Arena Azteca Budokan - Mexico City
Lost mask to
Height 5'8"/173 cms
Weight 194 lbs/88 kg
Signature moves La Casita (Magistral Cradle), Plancha, Slingshot somersault bodyblock, Heavy Punch (punch to the face), Running Corner Dropkick
Titles: Naucalpan Tag Team Titles (as Canelo Casas, w/ Arkangel), National Welterweight Title (2, once as Canelo Casas), WWA World Welterweight Title, National Tag Team Titles (w/ Latin Lover), UWA World Light Heavyweight Title, AAA Campeón de Campeones Championship, IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Title, IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship (w/Negro Casas & Felino)


Heavy Metal is an upper card tecnico in CMLL. He's usually allied with his brothers Negro Casas and Felino. As with other CMLL upper tecnicos, he doesn't really have any ongoing feuds of his own, but just opposes the various forces of evil on a weekly basis.

Heavy is a regular relatively recent jump from AAA. Sources say Metal was angered about Konnan being allowed to return to the promotion, feeling he (and others) had worked hard to rebuild the promotion after Konnan had left the company and raided it for talent. When Antonio Pena made it clear Konnan would be a part of AAA, Metal left, jumping first to IWRG (where he still also wrestles) and then to CMLL.

Metal showed up in CMLL as a very muscular wrestler, which seemed to diminish his work in the ring. In recent months, he's cut his weight down and looked like a much improved wrestler.

Metal appears to be very proud to be champion; he always wore the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Title and IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship title to the ring, even in CMLL matches, when he held those titles. This lends credence to the idea that he no longer holds the UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship (and maybe it's the belt Silver Star is using); if Metal had a championship, he certainly wouldn't keep it a secret.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? hair Heavy Metal Rambo unknown
88/09/11 hair El Pantera II & Canelo Casas Mr. Cid & Bestia Verde Arena Naucalpan - Naucalpan, Mexico State
89/02/03 hair Ultraman 2000 Canelo Casas Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
90/08/?? hair Canelo Casas El Mestizo Arena Coliseo - Mexico City
92/11/15 hair Heavy Metal Barba Negra Arena Xochiaca - Xochiaca, Mexico State
94/04/26 hair Heavy Metal Jerry Estrada Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
94/09/28 hair Heavy Metal Tony Arce Jalapa, Veracruz
98/03/01 hair Heavy Metal Sangre Chicana El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
99/09/17 mask (1) Heavy Metal Kick Boxer Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera - Mexico City
01/11/23 hair (2) Héctor Garza Heavy Metal Plaza México - Mexico City
03/06/15 hair (3) Heavy Metal Pirata Morgan El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
03/08/31 hair (4) Heavy Metal El Brazo Arena Solidaridad - Monterrey, Nuevo León
04/10/16 mask (5) Heavy Metal Mosco de la Merced AAA Plaza de Toros La Concordia - Orizaba, Veracruz
(1) Cage match with Octagon and Jaque Mate; (2) Four way match with Aguayo Jr. & Latin Lover; (3) Match with Sangre Chicana and Texano; (4) Cage match w Zorro, Chicana, Texano & O. Sevilla; (5) Cage match with Zorro, Incotable, Psicosis & Histeria


Canelo Casas
drugged out circa 1996
in his Road Warrior-like shoulderpads

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in TNA