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FCW Sunshine: Espiral (Sidodelico Jr.)

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Topic/Subject: Today, I will be showing a match that involves a luchador.

Wrestler: “The Luchador” Espiral (Sidodelico Jr.).

Background Information: Espiral is borned from Los Angeles, California. He is trained by Dos Caras.

He was born on June 13, 1976, son of Pablo Rodríguez better known as luchador Sicodelico. With most of the Rodríguez family involved in Lucha Libre, it was no surprise that he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

After being trained by his uncle Dos Caras, he made his debut in January 1998, initially working on the Mexican Independent circuit. In mid-1998, he was signed by Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and joined a group of wrestlers called Los Junior Atómicos, that already included La Parka Jr., Perro Aguayo Jr. and Mascara Sagrada Jr. He only stayed with AAA for a year as he was replaced in the group by Blue Demon Jr.

In 2001, he signed a contract with the other big wrestling promotion in Mexico Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and started working as an opening match wrestler. In August 2001, he was teamed up with veteran Olímpico to compete in that year’s Torneo Gran Alternativa where a newcomer and an established star team together in an elimination tournament. The team qualified for the final by defeating the teams of Gran Markus Jr. and Doctor X and Blue Panther and Virus. On August 14, 2001, he and Olímpico met and defeated the team of Black Warrior and Sangre Azteca in the finals to win the 2001 tournament. Following his win, he made a few main event appearances on lesser CMLL shows, but did not attain much else over the next couple of years.

By the end of 2003, he left CMLL, working both on the Mexican independent circuit and in Japan to gain further experience. In Japan, he was strongly promoted as a representative of Mexico, despite being born in the United States.

In 2006, he returned to CMLL and also began working for International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) as the two promotions had a talent sharing arrangement at the time.

After his stint with CMLL and IWRG ended by the end of 2006, he began focusing more on working in the United States, mainly in the Texas area where he worked for promotions such as River City Wrestling (RCW) and Insanity Pro Wrestling (IPW), winning titles in both promotions. He also started working several National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) promoted events, taking part in the Reclaiming the Glory tournament to crown the first NWA World Heavyweight Champion after Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was stripped of its NWA licensing agreement.

He also worked several shows for Chikara, including teaming with Lince Dorado and El Pantera in the first ever King of Trios tournament.

In June 2008, he worked a dark match before a WWE Raw taping as a tryout for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He came recommended by then WWE employee Super Crazy, which landed him the tryout. On April 17, 2009, it was announced that he had signed a WWE contract and was heading to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).

After competing in a few matches unmasked under the ring name Aaron Rodriguez, he soon began wearing his mask again and adopted the ring name Espiral. On September 15, 2009, he was released from his WWE development contract.

He has since made his return to the independent circuit in the NWA, challenging Blue Demon Jr. for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on February 26,2010, at Robstown, Texas, but lost the match. He has also been mainly working in the San Antonio based River City Wrestling (RCW). Recently turning rudo on his once best friend Skayde.

On April 21, 2013, he made his debut for World Wrestling League (WWL) promotion where he successfully defeanded his Zero1 Mexico Title in a Four Way Match against Axxel, El Hijo de Rey Misterio, and Octagon Jr.

He still competes in the independent circuit to this day.


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He is part of a large Luchador family, his father is Sicodelico and his brother wrestles as El Hijo de Sicodelico (the son of Sicodelico). His uncles are Lucha Libre star Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras and Black Gordman. He is the cousin of Alberto Del Rio (Dos Caras Jr.) and Black Gordman Jr.

My Thoughts: Espiral is an interesting individual. Even though he lacked character and charisma, he has an unique look, a presence in the ring, and he’s a pretty good wrestling. Lucha!

Video: This video contains a match between Espiral and Eric Escobar on September 20, 2009.

My Thoughts: This was a good match where Espiral got to showcase himself in the ring a little bit.

Even though Espiral didn’t get much offense here, the way he moved in the ring was impressive to me as back then, they weren’t many luchadores in FCW/WWE at the time so seeing someone like him with the lucha libre style was a nice thing to see.

Despite losing here, he looked good in defeat and he made Eric Escobar looked good in the process so in that sense, Espiral did a good job here.

It’s a shame that FCW didn’t do much with him at the time as WWE was lacking luchadores during that time. Luckily, he’s doing well in the independent circuit so it’s all good. I wish him the best of luck. Lucha!


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