Tiffany (luchadora)

Summary

Tiffany
Birth nameXóchitl Leyva Sánchez
Born (1973-02-20) February 20, 1973 (age 48)[1]
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico[1]
Spouse(s)El Kraneo (husband)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Tiffany
Billed height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Billed weight68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Trained byJesse Rojas[1]
DebutJuly 18, 1993[1]

Xóchitl Leyva Sánchez (born February 20, 1973) is a Mexican luchadora, or female professional wrestler best known under the ring name Tiffany. She has won the 2003, 2005, and 2008 Reina de Reinas tournaments and has held the Mexican National Women's Championship two times. After working for AAA for the majority of her career, she jumped to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in September 2010.

Personal life

Xóchitl Sánchez is a second-generation professional wrestler, the daughter of wrestlers Jesse Rojas and the original La Diabólica as well as the brother of Jessy, an Exotico wrestler.[2] Sánchez is married to professional wrestler Kraneo, an enmascarado (masked wrestler) who has also played the part of El Alebrije in the past. Since her husband is an enmascarado his real name is not a matter of public record as per lucha libre traditions.[3]

Professional wrestling career

Sánchez was trained for her professional career by her father before making her professional wrestling debut on July 18, 1993 under the ring name "Tiffany".

AAA (1997-2010)

In 1997, Tiffany made her debut for the Mexican wrestling promotion AAA, one of Mexico's largest promotions, working primarily as a ruda, the lucha libre term for someone who portrays one a villain or bad guy in wrestling. On April 20, 2000 Tiffany ended Martha Villalobos' four-and-a-half year reign as the Mexican National Women's Champion in a show in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí.[4][5] In 2001, she competed in her first ever AAA Reina de Reinas tournament ("Queen of Queens") but was eliminated by eventual tournament winner Lady Apache.[6] Later that year she began a storyline with Pimpinela Escarlata, a male Exotic wrestler, a storyline that led both wrestlers to bet their hair on the outcome of a Lucha de Apuestas ("bet match") at the 2001 Verano de Escandalo. The match ended in a draw and both wrestlers were shaved bald as a result.[7][8] Her reign as the Mexican National Women's Championship ended on May 5, 2002 as Lady Apache defeated her for the title.[4][5] In February, 2003 Tiffany defeated Lady Apache in the finals of the 2003 Reina de Reinas tournament, her first major victory in AAA.[9] On September 16, 2003 Tiffany teamed up with Chessman to defeat the husband and wife team of Electroshock and Lady Apache to win the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship.[9] The duo held the Mixed Tag Team Championship until August 1, 2004 where the father/daughter team of Gran Apache and Faby Apache won the championship from them.[10] In early 2005 Tiffany became a two time Reina de Reinas tournament winner as she once again defeated Lady Apache in the finals of the tournament.[11] in 2007 she became the only person to ever win three Reina de Reina tournaments defeating Sexy Star, Cynthia Moreno, Rossy Moreno, Miss Janeth and Faby Apache in a Battle Royal to win the tournament.[12]

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2010-present)

On April 12, 2010 a contingent of former AAA wrestlers including Psicosis II, Histeria, Maniaco, El Alebrije and Cuije showed up during a Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) show in Puebla, Puebla, starting an "Invasion" angle where former AAA wrestlers would play out the storyline that Los Invasores came to CMLL to show that the AAA group was superior. Los Invasores promised a surprise for CMLL as part of the Promociones Gutiérrez 1st Anniversary Show, which turned out to be Tiffany, jumping from AAA to join Las Invasoras (female version of Los Invasores) alongside Estrellita. Tiffany, Estrellita and Rossy Moreno lost to the team of Lady Apache, Lluvia and Marcela by disqualification when Las Invasoras was caught pulling Lluvia's mask off.[13] Following the show the Las Invasoras angle was only referred to for a couple of months, transitioning both Tiffany and Estrellita into CMLL's female division. On June 26, 2012 Tiffany was one of 10 women who risked their mask or hair inside a steel cage in the main event of CMLL's 2012 Infierno en el Ring summer show. Tiffany escaped the cage and watched from the outside as Princesa Blanca defeated and unmasked Goya Kong.[14] Following the cage match CMLL's top tecnica Marcela challenged Tiffany to a one-on-one Luchas de Apuestas match, not happy with the outcome of the Infierno en el Ring match. Tiffany accepted and on the August 5 Super Viernes show Marcela defeated Tiffany, leaving her bald after the match.[15] A few weeks later Tiffany made a trip to Japan to appear for CMLL's Japanese sister promotion Reina Joshi Puroresu. She completed in a tournament to crown the first ever Reina-CMLL International Championship, but lost to tournament winner Leon.|[16][17] In September 2012, Tiffany teamed up with La Amapola and Princesa Blanca, losing to the team of Dalys la Caribeña, Goya Kong and Marcela on the under card of the CMLL 79th Anniversary Show, CMLL's biggest annual show.[18] On September 19, 2014 Tiffany was one of eight women competing for the La Copa 81 Aniversario trophy in a Torneo cibernetico elimination match. Tiffany was eliminated by Princesa Sujei as the first wrestler eliminated in the match.[19][20]

Championships and accomplishments

  • Comision de Box y Lucha D.F.

Luchas de Apuestas record

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Tiffany (hair) La Diabólica (mask) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event N/A [a][1]
Tiffany (hair) Lady Guerrera (mask) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event N/A [1]
Tiffany (hair) La Intrusa (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event May 10, 1998 [1]
Draw Tiffany (hair)
Pimpinela Escarlata (hair)
Naucalpan, State of Mexico Verano de Escandalo September 16, 2001 [b]
Tiffany (hair) Electroshock (hair) Naucalpan, State of Mexico Rey de Reyes March 21, 2004 [c]
Marcela (hair) Tiffany (hair) Mexico City CMLL Super Viernes August 5, 2012 [15]
Tiffany (hair) Gran Tiger (mask) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event November 1, 2015  
Tiffany (hair) Diva Salvaje (hair) Tihuatlán, Veracruz, Mexico Live event June 16, 2019 [d]

Notes

  1. ^ Not the current La Diabólica but her mother.
  2. ^ They wrestled to a draw, both wrestlers lost their hair.[7][8]
  3. ^ The match was Lady Apache and Electroshock vs. Chessman and Tiffany, Lady Apache was pinned but Electroshock offered his hair instead.[23]
  4. ^ Losing team in a four-team Relevos Suicida match that also included Alisha La Guerrera/Rossy Moreno, Estrellita/Miss Janeth and Lolita/Diosa Haru[24]

References

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