Preferred Method of Contact: PM
Current E-Fed: PW and CRW
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Name: Diego de la Vega
Nickname: "El Rey"
Billed From: Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Gimmick/Personality: Luchador trying to spread the message that hard work, determination, and perseverence can overcome any odds. Diego tries to be living proof of it.
Entrance Theme: "El Rey" - Vicente Fernandez
Entrance Description: Diego De La Vega enters the arena with a lot of energy. He raises his left arm while slapping his chest twice with his right arm. As he walks down the ramp he exchanges high fives with people along the side reaching out to grab him. He climbs the ring steps and slingshots himself into the ring from the apron. In the ring he raises both arms and points to the heavens while bowing his head, saying a small prayer. He turns to the top of the ramp to await his opponents entrance or faces his opponent in the ring.
Wrestling Style: Lucha Libre/Submission
Five Common Moves:
. Arm Drag
. Tope Atomico
. German Suplex
. Koji Clutch
. Step - Up Enzuiguri
Two Signature Moves: (Plus technical name)
. "Tope de Cristo" - Ki Crusher
. "Salto de Fe" - Diving Elbow Drop
Finishing Move: (Plus technical name, max. of two)
. "El Fin" - Tilt-a-whirl headscissors transitioned into a single arm takedown floated over into a Fujiwara armbar [a.k.a La Mistica]
. "Revolucion!" - Waist lock backwards roll transitioned into a bridging German suplex [a.k.a Chaos Theory]
Any other key information?: Diego grew up on the streets of Juarez without a family. He was rescued by Padre Gutierrez from the streets but not from the warring cartels. Diego found escape from the violence that surrounded him by enamoring himself with luchadors and the honor a mask represented. Training since he was a young child his dream was to wrestle as a luchador and spread a message of heart and courage. Before leaving for the United States Diego lost his mentor and father figure Padre Francisco Gutierrez to cartel violence. He wrestles in his honor today.
Manager?: Accompanied to the ring by girlfriend Maria Salazar. Social worker with little knowledge of the wrestling business.
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These are very useful in 'getting' the character, so please answer the questions in-character!
What is your crowning achievement?
Tener una familia! Every morning I wake up and am surrounded with loved ones and friends is a crowning achievement. Growing up without a family and losing my mentor and father figure have truly shown me what is important in life.
This doesn't mean that matches or titles are meaningless to me. In fact quite the opposite but no title can ever replace the love of a father. Lo extrano mucho.
Are you comfortable in cheating, and why/why not?
Nunca. The men who have torn apart my city and home country have cheated, lied, murdered to get money and power. To fashion my morals to theirs me da asco. It's disgusting. I wrestle to prove a point that you don't need to cheat or grab a weapon to succeed in life or anything.
What is your general attitude to facing people you've never seen before?
It's what wrestling is all about. Men traveling the globe working and honing their craft. It's not about being intimidated or how good you are in the ring it's about traveling to different places and living the dream of professional wrestling.
Have you competed in an Experts tournament/event before, and how did you do?
Never had the pleasure but I consider it an honor. This is truly a gathering of talents. Como dicen? It's an honor to be nominated?
How do you feel about the various locations of the tournament this year?
I lived on the streets of Juarez as a kid before Padre Gutierrez saved me from them. Now you're saying I get to travel the globe and wrestle? Is someone supposed to have a negative opinion about this?
If you had to give the rest of the competitors one fact about you, what would it be?
Se me escapa las palabras ... dicen ... dicen ... como dicen ... ah si!! You can't keep a good man down.
Any final notes we should know about you?
A warning. Anything between those ropes I have no problem with. Whatever physical damage you do to me I can accept as part of the competition. Pero mi amor Maria is not a wrestler. Es un innocente ... she is innocent. Target her and you will see a much different side to my mask. Te lo juro.