Matthew Ramón Barela (born March 12, 1974) is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where, under the ring name Anarquia, he was a member of the Mexican America stable with Rosita, Sarita and Hernandez.
1 Professional wrestling career
1.1 Ohio Valley Wrestling (1999-2011),
1.2 Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
1.2.1 Mexican America (2011-2012),
2 Acting career,
3 In wrestling,
4 Championships and accomplishments,
6 External links,
Professional wrestling career:
Ohio Valley Wrestling (1999-2011):
Barela debuted in 1999 for Ohio Valley Wrestling with Raul LaMotta as the tag team Los Locos (Ramón and Raúl Loco). They eventually won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship status, but eventually split, after which Barela adopted the new ring name Low Rider. Barela worked to main event status, eventually achieving the OVW Heavyweight Championship twice, most notably by defeating James "Moose" Thomas. Barela as Low Rider portrayed a hot headed crowd favorite. He would mix his interviews with bits of Spanish. Eventually at Rage in the Cage January 8, 2011, he was defeated in a three-way cage match by Cliff Compton.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:
Mexican America (2011-2012):
Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_America_(professional_wrestling)
Barela made his debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) on March 13, 2011, at the Victory Road pay-per-view, where he appeared as a planted fan and interfered in a First Blood match between Hernandez and Matt Morgan, helping Hernandez pick up the win. On the following edition of Impact!, the alliance of Hernandez, Sarita and Rosita, known collectively as Mexican America, faced Morgan, Angelina Love and Winter in a six person street fight, after which Barela once again entered the ring and attacked Morgan. On the March 24 edition of Impact!, Barela was officially presented as the newest member of the anti-American group and was given the ring name Anarquia. On the July 14 edition of Impact Wrestling, Anarquia and Hernandez defeated The British Invasion (Douglas Williams and Magnus), with help from Rosita, to become the number one contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championship. They would receive their shot at the TNA World Tag Team Championship on August 7 at Hardcore Justice, but were defeated by the defending champions, Beer Money, Inc. (Bobby Roode and James Storm). Two days later, at the tapings of the August 18 edition of Impact Wrestling, Anarquia and Hernandez defeated Beer Money, Inc. in a rematch, following interference from the "Mexican Heavyweight Champion" Jeff Jarrett, to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship. On September 11 at No Surrender, Anarquia and Hernandez successfully defended the title against D'Angelo Dinero and Devon, following interference from Rosita and Sarita. Later that month, Mexican America began feuding with Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore), stemming from their match at Sacrifice in May, where Hernandez had legitimately injured Neal. On October 16, during the Bound for Glory Preshow, Mexican America successfully defended the TNA World Tag Team Championship against Ink Inc. The following month at Turning Point, Anarquia, Hernandez and Sarita defeated Ink Inc.'s Jesse Neal, Shannon Moore and Toxxin in a six person tag team match to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship. On the following edition of Impact Wrestling, Anarquia and Hernandez lost the TNA World Tag Team Championship to Crimson and Matt Morgan. On the following edition of Impact Wrestling, Hernandez and Arnaquia failed to regain the title in a rematch. On December 6, it was reported that TNA had sent Barela back to Ohio Valley Wrestling, which had recently become the promotion's new developmental territory. After spending three months off television, Anarquia returned on the March 22, 2012, edition of Impact Wrestling, when he and Hernandez unsuccessfully challenged Magnus and Samoa Joe for the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Anarquia's last appearance was on the April 26 episode of Impact Wrestling, losing to Kurt Angle via submission. The following day, Barela's profile was removed form TNA's official website. His departure from the promotion was confirmed four days later.
Barela appeared in the comedy/action film Overtime alongside OVW trainer Al Snow and fellow OVW wrestlers Rudy Switchblade and Ted McNaler.
"5150" by F.I.L.T.H.E.E. / Brickman Raw (TNA; Used while a part of Mexican America),
"Stand Up" by F.I.L.T.H.E.E. / Brickman Raw (TNA; Used while a part of Mexican America),
Championships and accomplishments:
Ohio Valley Wrestling
OVW Heavyweight Championship (2 times),
OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Raúl Loco/LaMotta,
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
PWI ranked him #167 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2011,
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
TNA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Hernandez,