Juventud Guerrera


Juventud Guerrera

Infobox Wrestler
name=Juventud Guerrera


names=Juventud Guerrera
Fighting Youth
Juventud
The Juice
real_height=height|m=1.65
real_weight=convert|86|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
height=height|m=1.75 ,
weight=convert|90|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on ,convert|90|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
birth_date = Birth date and age|1974|11|23|mf=y
birth_place =Mexico City, D. F.
trainer=Fuerza Guerrera
Pepe Casas
Cacique Mara
debut=March 13, 1992|

Juventud Guerrera (born Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández on November 23, 1974 in Mexico City, D. F.) is a Mexican professional wrestler who is best known for his work in many wrestling promotions worldwide, including all the major American wrestling promotions (WWE, WCW, ECW & TNA) as well as the major Mexican wrestling promotions (AAA & CMLL).

Career

Early career

Early in his career Guerrera was a main stay in the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración promotion. He had a very lengthy feud with Rey Mysterio, Jr. in which they traded the AAA Welterweight title back and forth. The pair also had several tag team matches in which Guerrera would team with his father Fuerza, while Rey, Jr. would tag with uncle and trainer Rey Misterio, Sr.

Juventud Guerrera wrestled in many Mexican independent promotions as a masked wrestler but he first gained American exposure in Extreme Championship Wrestling alongside fellow luchadores Rey Misterio Jr., Psicosis, Konnan and La Parka, all of whom were also wrestling for Konnan's Promo Azteca in Mexico at the time. When Konnan left for WCW, Juvi and the rest followed.

World Championship Wrestling

In WCW, Juvi made his WCW debut on August 26, 1996 in a victory over Billy Kidman. Prior to signing with WCW, he competed briefly in ECW. He would compete throughout 1996 and 1997 under a mask, like he had in Mexico and ECW. His most remembered matches of '96 and '97 were clashes with fellow luchadores Rey Mysterio and Psicosis. Guerrera pinned the Ultimo Dragon for the WCW World Cruiserweight title on January 8, 1998, however he would then lose the title to Rey Misterio, Jr.. He would then challenge Chris Jericho for the Cruiserweight title in a Mask vs Title match, in which Juvi lost forcing him to unmask. After unmasking Guerrera, Jericho would often berate Guerrera for his hideous looks by referring to him as 'Quasi-tud' which was in reference to 'Quasimodo,' the disfigured lead character in the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Later in the year, Juvi defeated Jericho at Road Wild '98 to capture his second Cruiserweight Championship. He retained the belt at Fall Brawl '98 against Silver King, before losing it to Billy Kidman the following night on Nitro.

At Spring Stampede 99, Juvi faced Blitzkrieg in what many consider the 1999 Match of the Year. Later Juvi became an announcer on WCW Thunder, after he suffered an injury. Juvi often imitated The Rock by calling himself The Juice and saying The Rock's catch phrases, something of an annoyance to the audience. He joined Rey Mysterio, Konnan, Billy Kidman, and others to form the Filthy Animals and during the group's run, Juvi and Mysterio became the WCW World Tag Team Champions. In October 2000, during a WCW tour in Australia, Guerrera was said to have been at a hotel, naked, screaming and violently attacking police officers who had arrived to detain him. He was arrested, and pleaded guilty to assaulting police, causing bodily harm, disorderly behavior, willful exposure and possessing ecstacy, which apparently caused the problems. He was later ordered to pay nearly $1,800 in fines. Due to this incident, Guerrera was sent home from the Australian tour, and was soon released from WCW.

Independent Circuit

Guerrera went on to wrestle for many other promotions including XPW, CMLL, WWA, AAA, and FWA. He frequently teamed with Rey Mysterio in CMLL before Rey's signing with WWE. He soon joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

In TNA, Guerrera was joined by fellow AAA wrestlers: Mr. Águila, Héctor Garza, Abismo Negro, Heavy Metal to form a group first know as Team AAA, then later as Team Mexico to compete in TNA's World X Cup Matches. Guerrera would also take part in the 2003 Super X Cup advancing through to the final only to be defeated by Chris Sabin.

When TNA's working relationship with AAA came to an end the group dispanded, and Juvi was released to continue working for Lucha Libre promotions.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Juventud Guerrera had signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in spring 2005. He debuted on television, wrestling simply as Juventud (the Guerrera was dropped, possibly to avoid confusion with Chavo and Eddie Guerrero) on June 18, 2005, defeating Funaki on SmackDown!'s sister show Velocity. On June 23 he, Super Crazy and Psicosis (collectively called "The Mexicools") interrupted a match between Chavo Guerrero and Paul London by riding to the ring on a lawn mower and attacking both wrestlers.

This was followed week by week of The Mexicools interrupting matches and beating down seemingly random wrestlers and cutting promos. Juventud quickly established himself as the mouthpiece/leader of the group and began using his old gimmick name of "The Juice".

At the 2005 Great American Bash on July 24, The Mexicools defeated the bWo, a team led by Stevie Richards, in a six-man tag team match.

After more weeks of interruptions and sneak attacks, Juventud and the group were sent down to the SmackDown! B-show, Velocity. The group feuded with Velocity main-stay and Cruiserwieght Champion, Nunzio and his tag partner, Vito. Members of The Mexicools picked up numerous pin fall victories over the champion during this time.

At the October 4 SmackDown! tapings, for Velocity, Juventud (along with Super Crazy and Psicosis) faced Brian Kendrick, Paul London, Scotty 2 Hotty and Funaki in an over-the-top battle royal with the stipulation that the winner would receive a title shot at the Cruiserweight Championship at No Mercy. After finally eliminating Paul London, Juventud won the battle royal and the title shot. At the event on October 9, he defeated Nunzio following a Juvi Driver to capture the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

Juventud later went on to lose the title back to Nunzio at a live event in Italy. On November 25 however, Juventud regained the gold on an edition of SmackDown! from England, following a Juvi Driver. Guerrera lost the title to Kid Kash at Armageddon on December 18, 2005.

On January 6, 2006, WWE announced that Juventud had been released from the company. His final match aired that evening on SmackDown!, a Cruiserweight title rematch against Kash which Juventud lost. During this match, Juventud would use many high flying moves - despite WWE telling its cruiserweights to tone down those aerial moves - and the 450 splash, a move WWE outright banned due to an earlier match Juventud had when he messed up the move and ended up fracturing bones in Paul London's face.

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración

Juventud Guerrera would return to Mexico to compete with AAA. Guerrera first appeared on April 30th and formed a new stable known as "Mexican Powers" that will include Joe Lider, Crazy Boy, who is the first cousin of Super Crazy. Former members are Psicosis II, who replaced the original Psicosis, and Extreme Tiger, a relative of Rey Mysterio.

During a TNA vs. AAA Mexico show, Juventud was one of the Mexican wrestlers who aided LAX and attacked A.J. Styles. This footage was later shown on the October 5, 2006 edition of TNA iMPACT!.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre

In August 2008, Juventud held a press conference to announce his departure from AAA. He introduced Lizzy Valentine as his valet, and is headed to AAA's rival promotion, CMLL.

In wrestling

* Finishing and signature moves:* "Juvi Driver" (Sitout scoop slam piledriver, sometimes using a wrist–clutch for extra support):* "Juvi Lock" (Argentine leglock):* 450° splash:* Double underhook piledriver"':* "Air Juvi" (Suicide dive to the outside, sometimes using aided elevation off a back of a crouched wrestler):* "Juicy Elbow" (Feint leg drop transitioned into an elbow drop to the chest, with theatrics) – Copied from The Rock:* Sitout crucifix powerbomb:* Bridging Dragon suplex:* Pumphandle sitout facebuster:* Wheelbarrow facebuster:* Springboard missile dropkick:* Swinging DDT:* Frog splash:* Moonsault

* Managers:* Rob Black:* Lady Victoria:* Psicosis

* Entrance themes:* "Wherever I May Roam" by Metallica

Championships and accomplishments

*Big Time Wrestling:*BTW United States Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

*Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F.:*Mexican National Atómicos Championship (1 time) – with Crazy Boy, Joe Lider & Psicosis II:*Mexican National Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Fuerza Guerrera

*International Wrestling All-Stars:*IWAS Tag Team Championship (1 time)

*"'International Wrestling Association:*IWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

*New Japan Pro Wrestling:*IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

*Nu-Wrestling Evolution:*NWE Cruiserweight Championship (1 time, current; First–ever champion) [cite web|url=http://www.titlehistories.com/Nu_Wrestling_Evolution.htm | title=Nu-Wrestling Evolution | accessdate=2008-07-11|publisher=titlehistories.com]

*Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:* (2004) – with Mr. Águila, Abismo Negro, Héctor Garza, Heavy Metal as Team Mexico)

*Universal Wrestling Association:*UWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time)

*World Championship Wrestling:*WCW Cruiserweight Championship (3 times):*WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Rey Misterio Jr.

*World Wrestling All-Stars:*WWA International Cruiserweight Championship (2 times)

*World Wrestling Association:*WWA World Lightweight Championship (2 times):*WWA World Welterweight Championship (1 time):*WWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Fuerza Guerrera:*WWA World Trios Championship (1 time) – with Fuerza Guerrera and Psicosis)

*World Wrestling Council:*WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

*World Wrestling Entertainment:*WWE Cruiserweight Championship (2 times)

*Xtreme Wrestling Federation:*XWF World Cruiserweight Championship (1 time) [cite web|url=http://www.titlehistories.com/Xtreme_Wrestling_Federation.htm | title=Xtreme Wrestling Federation Title Histories| accessdate=2008-07-15|publisher=titlehistories.com]

*Xtreme Latin American Wrestling:*XLAW Extreme Junior Championship (1 time)

*Pro Wrestling Illustrated:* PWI ranked him # 126 of the best 500 singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2005. [cite web|url=http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi50005.htm|title=Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 2005|accessdate=2008-08-04|publisher=Wrestling Information Archive]

*Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards:*Best Flying Wrestler (1998, 1999)

Trivia

*He is the son of Mexican wrestling legend Fuerza Guerrera (Warrior Strength or Fighting Force in Spanish).
*He is married to a Women name Michelle Ann Panettiere since March 24, 2001. They have a son name Dominick Christian Hernández who was born on May 6, 2002 and a daughter name Skyler Ann Hernández in July 13, 2005.
*Juventud Guerrera means "Warring Youth" in Spanish.
*He has a cousin who wrestles under the name Furia Guerrera (Warrior Fury) in Mexico.
*Juvi appears as himself in the film "Ready to Rumble" (2000), although his name is spelled in the credits (and in the closed captioning) as "Juventud Guerrero").

Notes

External links

* [http://www.juventudgx.com/ Official Site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/juvichic Official Myspace Page]
* [http://www.inyourheadonline.com/viewnews.php?autoid=1324 In Your Head Wrestling Radio Interview]


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