Ricky Marvin

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Ricky Marvin
Ricky Marvin
Name Ricky Marvin
Real name Ricardo Fuentes Romero
Nicknames El Jarocho Volador (The High Flyer from Veracruz) , La Maravilla
Name history White Demon (debut - ??), Ricky Romero (1998, briefly), Ricky Marvin (1999 - current), Mushiking Joker (NOAH; 2005 -), Black Emperor (Zero-One; 2006), Bengala (AAA 2014-2016)
Family Aries (father), Rocky Marvin (brother)
Maestro(s) Aries, Ferrari, Negro Casas, Memo Diaz
Birth date, location January 8, 1980 - Veracruz, Veracruz
Obituary date
Debut, location April 9, 1995 - Veracruz, Veracruz
Lost mask to
Height 5'7"/169 cms
Weight 174 lbs/79 kg
Signature moves La Santa Maria, Ricky Rana, Tornillo, Super Quebrada
Titles: NWA World Welterweight Championship, CMLL Japan Super Lightweight Title (2), National Lightweight Title, GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles (3) (1 w/ Kotaro Suzuki, 1 w/ Taiji Ishimori and Super Crazy ), EWA World Championship, UWE World Tag Team Titles (w/Super Crazy), XNL World Title, AAA World Trios Championship w/ Chessman & Averno

Biography

Born in Veracruz, after being trained by his father Aries, he started wrestling at the age of 15. His first payoff was a drink and a sandwich, and his first wrestling name was White Demon.

While wrestling around the area, Brazo de Oro saw him and brought him to Mexico City where he joined the "Grupo Cibernetico", a union of young wrestlers (including Zumbido, Tony Rivera, Rencor Latino, Ultimo Guerrero...) that train together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the gym of Arena Mexico under the guidance of teachers Memo Díaz and Negro Casas.

After ten months of training under the guidance of the Grupo Cibernetico heads and Ringo Mendoza, Marvin made his EMLL debut on February 17, 1999, at Arena Coliseo, teaming with Sombra de Plata and Kid Guzman to take on Sangre Azteca, Fugaz and Enemigo Publico.

Contrary to popular belief, even though his entrance song is "Livin' La Vida Loca", he's not a Ricky Martin rip-off. Negro Casas and himself came up with the name, as his real life first name is Ricky and he's a big fan of Marvin The Martian of the Looney Toons cartoons.

He had his first Arena Mexico match on July 2 when he teamed with Sombra de Plata and defeated Fugaz and Sangre Azteca. Two weeks later, on July 16, they stole the show at the undercard of an Arena Mexico card, as after he and Sombra De Plata defeated Sangre Azteca and Fugaz in a "Lightning Match" they got an standing ovation.

Marvin made his Japanese debut on November 23, 1999 during a CMLL Japan show in Yokkaichi defeating Sangre Azteca in the second match of the night. His exciting style was so well accepted by the fans that he returned for the February 2000 tour and will most likely be featured on the upcoming Japan tours of the promotion.

On December 17 he teamed with Ringo Mendoza in the Torneo Gran Alternativa, an annual tag team tournament in which the teams are comprised of a veteran wrestler and a youngster. They went over Apolo Dantés and Alan Stone in the first round but lost in the semifinals to Felino and Tigre Blanco, who would later become the tournament winners.

Marvin won the "Rookie of the year" award in the annual CMLL internal year end polls.

On February 18, AAA had the debut in the "miniestrellas" division of a copy of him called Rocky Marvin. It was initially thought that this was Antonio Peña's way to make fun out of CMLL's future star, but it was later revealed that Rocky is Ricky's real life brother.

March is the month in which Ricky Marvin got his first TV coverage other than just a few clips and highlights. The 12th, his Tokyo Korakuen Hall February 8 match against Fugaz was shown on Samurai TV's Battle Station, and the 17th he wrestled Sangre Azteca in the opener of the live Arena Mexico lucha PPV that featured the Atlantis vs. Villano III mask vs. mask match.

On April 1 he lost to CIMA (Shiima Nobunaga) in the first round of the multi-promotional Super J Cup, 3rd stage, hosted by Michinoku Pro Wrestling. On April 9, in the final card of the two part show, he teamed with Minoru Tanaka, Masaaki Mochizuki, Tiger Mask IV and Shinya Makabe to defeat Kendo Ka Shin, Samurai, (Judo) SUWA, Masayoshi Motegi and Superboy.

On November 29, he defeated Virus at the Arena Coliseo in Acapulco to become the National Lighweight champ. During the next months, he held a feud with Virus that featured title matches in both arenas Mexico and Coliseo.

For being such a young wrestler, Marvin has got a good sense of pacing a match, brilliant execution, the ability to get any crowd into the matches and he's got a very charismatic and a marketable personality. Unless injuries (the only one he has had during his career so far has been a right knee injury) or politics keep him down, look for this kid to become one of the biggest Mexican superstars in the next years to come.


Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
2000/05/28 hair (1) Ricky Marvin Super Cacao Arena Coliseo - Mexico City
2000/05/30 hair Ricky Marvin Fiero Arena Coliseo - Mexico City
2000/10/15 hair Ricky Marvin El Koreano Arena Neza - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
2001/05/27 hair Ricky Marvin Américo Rocca Arena Coliseo - Mexico City
2001/08/?? hairs Tony Rivera & Ricky Marvin El Diablo & Bestia Negra I Arena Isabel - Cuernavaca, Morelos
2001/10/14 hair Ricky Marvin El Hijo del Gladiador Arena Coliseo - Mexico City
2002/05/19 hair Ricky Marvin Tony Tijuana Arena Neza - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
2003/02/14 hair Ricky Marvin drew Zumbido, both lose Arena México - Mexico City
2003/11/19 hair Ricky Marvin Gran Bardo Arena Coliseo - Acapulco, Guerrero
2004/08/05 mask Ricky Marvin Inazuma Nihon Palenque de la Feria - Aguascalientes, Ags.
2005/04/02 hair Tiger Emperor Ricky Marvin Tokyo Differ Ariake - Tokyo, Japan
18/03/25 hair Ricky Marvin Dr. Cerebro Arena Naucalpan
(1) Relevos suicidas: Marvin & Cacao vs. Fugaz & Tony Rivera


Gallery

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as White Demon
CMLL Japan: 2000
IWRG: 2001
Mushiking Joker
as Black Emperor
bald!


as Bengala
winning Dr. Cerebro's hair