Cortez Castro

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Ricky Reyes
Ricky Reyes
Name Ricky Reyes
Real name Richard Nelly Diaz De La Cruz
Nicknames Cuban Crippler
Name history Ricky Reyes (debut - ), Havana Pitbull II, Cortez Castro (2014-5 Lucha Underground), Veneno (2016 Lucha Underground)
Maestro(s) Kevin Quinn, Antonio Inoki, Shinya Makabe, Negro Casas
Birth date, location August 28, 1978 in Cuba
Obituary date
Debut, location
Lost mask to Sexy Star (as Veneno)
Height 5'9" (1.75m)
Weight 192lbs (87kg)
Signature moves Avalanche Brainbuster, Dragon Sleeper, German Suplex, Kimura Lock, Superkick, Cop Bottom, Fireman's Carry MDII
Titles: 3KWrestling Openweight Championship, BWO Heavyweight Championship, EWF Heavyweight Championship, EWF Tag Team Championship (5) (w/Rocky Romero), FWF Tag Team Championship (w/Johnny Gunn), IWA Mid-South Tag Team Championship (w/The Joker), IWC Heavyweight Championship, MPW Tag Team Championship (w/Rocky Romero), NCW Heavyweight Championship, PWU Tag Team Championship (w/The Joker), ROH Tag Team Championship (w/Rocky Romero), UPW Lightweight Championship, UPW Tag Team Championship (w/Rocky Romero), VPW New York State Championship, WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship


Debuted in Mexico as a part of the Havana Brothers with long time tag partner Rocky Romero. Spent some time in the LA Inoki Dojo under Antonio Inoki. Nearly 10 years later, started on Lucha Underground as an associate of Mr. Cisco under the name Cortez Castro and eventually wrestled as Veneno (not related to the original Veneno.)


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Lucha de Apuestas Record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
2016/06.11 mask[1] Sexy Star Veneno Lucha Underground Temple- Los Angeles, California
  1. seemed to be taped as a countout win, then edited to a non-contest but Veneno was unmasked anyway. Unclear if this should count (and it didn't mean much either way)