Fabian Nuñez Napoles (born January 20, 1979) is a Mexican Luchador (professional wrestler), better known by the ring name Rey Escorpión. Nuñez works for the Mexico City based professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and portrays a Rudo or bad guy character. His ring name is Spanish for "King Scorpion". He is the reigning CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion. In late 2012 he formed his own faction called Los Revolucionarios del Terror ("The Revolutionaries of Terror") alongside Dragón Rojo, Jr. and Pólvora.
1 Professional wrestling career
1.1 Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2008-2009),
1.2 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2009-Present),
2 Personal life,
3 In wrestling,
4 Championships and accomplishments
4.1 Lucha de Apuesta record,
Professional wrestling career:
Nuñez Napoles trained for his professional wrestling career under Mocho Cota before his professional debut and later also learned from El Satánico and Fobia as well. Early in his career Nuñez worked under the ring name Escorpión Negro or Escorpión Negro, Jr. (despite not being the son of a wrestler called Escorpión Negro).
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2008-2009):
Escorpión began working on and off for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) starting around 2000, working primarily on smaller shows when AAA toured the north of Mexico. During this period he held the AAA Northern Middleweight Championship. In 2008 then-members of the AAA group Los Guapos ("The Beautiful") Scorpio, Jr. and Zumbido left the AAA promotion to join International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) instead. Following their departure Escorpión Negro was introduced as a new member of Los Guapos VIP, joining El Brazo and Decnnis to complete the team. Escorpión Negro and the rest of Los Guapos VIP teamed with Pirata Morgan in a loss to the team of |El Alebrije, Brazo de Plata, El Elegido, and Pimpinela Escarlata on the undercard of the 2008 Verano de Escándalo show. Escorpión Negro only worked with Los Guapos sporadically after the event, wrestling mainly on local shows in and around Monterrey, Nuevo León. He would occasionally work as part of the Vipers Revolution group as well but did not achieve any significant success in AAA.
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2009-Present):
After leaving AAA Nuñez began working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), the other major wrestling promotion in Mexico. In CMLL he worked as either Escorpión or Scorpión and primarily appeared in the opening match of shows. On January 1, 2011, Escorpión participated in that year's version of Reyes del Aire ("Kings of the Air") but was eliminated as the third man from the Torneo cibernetico elimination match when Rey Cometa pinned him. Following the tournament Escorpión started a storyline rivalry with Loco Max. The storyline between the two wrestlers kept building until March 14, where the two faced off in a Luchas de Apuestas ("Bet Match") where the loser of the match would be shaved bald. Escorpión lost the match to Loco Max and had his hair shaved off after the match to comply with the stipulation. A few weeks later Escorpión entered the 2011 Torneo Gran Alternativa tournament, a tag team tournament that teams a rookie with an experienced wrestler. Escorpión was teamed up with Último Guerrero, who had won the Gran Alternativa tournament twice before. The duo defeated the teams of Magnus and Brazo de Plata, Mortiz and El Terrible, and Diamante and La Sombra to earn a spot in the final match. On April 8, 2011 Escorpión and Guerrero defeated Máscara Dorada and Metal Blanco to win the 2011 Gran Alternativa tournament.
Shortly after his Gran Alternativa victory Escorpión changed his name to Rey Escorpión ("King Scorpion") and joined Último Guerrero's Los Guerreros del Infierno group along with Dragón Rojo, Jr.. He then entered the Forjando Un Idolo ("Forging an idol") tournament, a tournament to help identify a young, rising CMLL luchador. The tournament featured four qualifying blocks where the top two point earners would move on to the "Playoffs" round. Rey Escorpión placed second in "Group Bravo", with victories over Rey Cometa and Palacio Negro to earn 6 points. He lost in the first match of the "Playoff" round to Delta on May 13, 2012. Following the completion of the Forjando un Idolo, CMLL booked all the group finalists in a Trios tournament where the two top would team up with their "Mentor". Rey Escorpión teamed up with tournament winner Ángel de Oro and Último Guerrero, but did not make it to the finals of the tournament. In September 2011 Rey Escorpión competed in that year's version of the Leyenda de Plata tournament, but did not make it past the qualifying Torneo cibernetico match that took place as the CMLL 79th Anniversary Show, as he was eliminated by Olímpico. Rey Escorpión began 2012 with another tournament appearance, participating in the 2012 Reyes del Aire tournament; he was the third-to-last man eliminated when he was pinned by Máscara Dorada. Following the tournament, Rey Escorpión started a feud with Black Warrior, which grew in intensity over the following months. He participated in the 2012 Torneo Nacional De Parejas Increibles, a tag team tournament where a rudo and a tecnico ("good guy") are forced to team up. The tournament saw Rey Escorpión team up with rival Black Warrior, furthering the storyline between the two as their inability to get along caused them to be eliminated by Marco Corleone and Último Guerrero. The storyline with Black warrior reached its conclusion on June 1, 2012, when Rey Escorpión defeated his opponent in a Luchas de Apuestas match, forcing Black Warrior to have his hair shaved off after the match.
Following the conclusion of the storyline with Black Warrior Rey Escorpión began to develop problems with the rest of Los Guerreros, particularly Último Guerrero and new Guerrero Euforia. The tension let to Escorpión being kicked out of the group, although the confrontations never turned to an actual fight. On August 31, 2012, during CMLL's weekly Super Viernes show Rey Escorpión teamed with his former Los Guerreros team mates to win a Cuadrangular de Tercias tournament, actually winning the tournament despite not getting along.Two weeks later the team were unsuccessful in their challenge for the CMLL World Trios Championship, which only furthered the issues between Escorpión and Los Guerreros. The tension finally erupted into a physical encounter as Dragón Rojo, Jr. turned on Los Guerreros, siding with Rey Escorpión as they attacked Euforia after a match on the October 5th Super Viernes show. Afterward Escorpión and Dragón Rojo, Jr. announced that they were forming their own group, targeting Los Guerreros del Infierno. The team of Rey Escorpión, Dragón Rojo, Jr., and Pólvora was unveiled as Los Revolucionarios del Terror ("The Revolutionaries of Terror"). In January 2013, Escorpión made his Japanese debut, when he took part in the three-day Fantasticamania 2013 event, co-promoted by CMLL and New Japan Pro Wrestling in Tokyo. During the first night on January 18, he teamed with Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi to defeat Bushi, Diamante, and Ryusuke Taguchi in a six-man tag team match, pinning Diamante for the win. The following night, Escorpión, Kazuchika Okada, and Volador Jr. defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Máscara, and Rush in another six-man tag team match, with Escorpión once again scoring the pinfall win for his team, this time over Rush. During the third and final night, Escorpión was defeated by Rush in a singles match. Upon his return to Mexico, Escorpión survived a torneo cibernetico on January 22 to advance to a final match for the vacant CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship against the other survivor, Volador Jr. On January 29, Escorpión defeated Volador Jr. to become the new CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion. In March 2013 Rey Escorpión was forced to team up with the tecnico Blue Panther to participate in the 2013 Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles tournament. The two defeated Delta and Tiger in the first round, but lost to the team of Dragón Rojo, Jr. and Niebla Roja in the quarter finals.
After having won the 2011 Gran Alternativa as a rookie, Rey Escorpión participated in the 2013 Gran Alternativa tournament as the experienced wrestler, teaming with rookie Boby Zavala. The two competed in qualifying Block B that took place on the April 19, 2013, Super Viernes show. The team defeated Leono and Blue Panther in the first round, Espanto, Jr. and Mr. Niebla in the second round, and defated Soberano, Jr. and La Sombra in the semi-finals to earn the last spot in the finals of the tournament the following week at the Arena Mexico 57th Anniversary Show. For the finals Zavala was made an honorary member of Los Revolucionarios, and the two defeated Hombre Bala, Jr. and Atlantis to win the tournament.
Nuñez is the father of a son who suffers from Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome and has had to undergo a number of surgeries to correct the problems. CMLL and Nuñez have held at least one fundraising event to help pay for the expenses.
Aguijón Mortal (NJPW) / Aguijón Venenoso (CMLL) (Package piledriver),
Championships and accomplishments:
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
AAA Northern Middleweight Championship (1 time),
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current),
Gran Alternativa (2011, 2013) - with Último Guerrero and Boby Zavala,
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
PWI ranked him #155 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012,
Lucha de Apuesta record:
See also: Luchas de Apuestas
Monje Negro, Jr.
Monterrey, Nuevo León
02001-10-28October 28, 2001
Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
02011-03-14March 14, 2011
02012-06-01June 1, 2012
Emiliano Zapata, Morelos
02013-04-20April 20, 2013
02013-08-18August 18, 2013
Super Libre Plus rules match.