Heavy Metal

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This article is to the original Canelo Casas. To the others wrestlers that uses the name check Canelo Casas (disambiguation).


Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Name Heavy Metal
Real name Erick Francisco Casas Ruiz
Name history Canelo Casas (debut - 92/05), Heavy Metal (92/05 - )
Family Pepe Casas (father), Negro Casas and Felino (brothers), Black Star (cousin), Canelo Casas, Danny Casas, Destroyer, Puma & Tiger (nephews), Nanyzh Rock (niece), Princesa Blanca (former sister-in-law), Dalis La Caribeña (sister-in-law); see The Casas Family
Maestro(s) Pepe Casas, Raúl Reyes, Negro Casas, Felino
Birth date, location October 4, 1970 - Mexico City
Obituary date
Debut, location February 14, 1988 - Arena Azteca Budokan - Mexico City
Lost mask to
Height 5'8"/173 cms
Weight 194 lbs/88 kg
Signature moves La Casita, Heavy Metal Cradle, Plancha, Slingshot somersault bodyblock, Heavy Punch (punch to the face), Running Corner Dropkick
Titles: Naucalpan Tag Team Titles (as Canelo Casas, w/ Arkangel), National Welterweight Title (2, once as Canelo Casas), WWA World Welterweight Title, National Tag Team Titles (w/ Latin Lover), UWA World Light Heavyweight Title, AAA Campeón de Campeones Championship, IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Title, IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship (w/Negro Casas & Felino), Arena Naucalpan Lucha Rock Championship


In CMLL Heavy Metal was an upper card tecnico. He was usually allied with his brothers Negro Casas and Felino. As with other CMLL upper tecnicos, he didn't really have any ongoing feuds of his own, but just opposed the various forces of evil on a weekly basis.

Heavy arrived in CMLL after spending years in AAA. Sources say Metal was angered about Konnan being allowed to return to the promotion, feeling he (and others) had worked hard to rebuild the promotion after Konnan had left the company and raided it for talent. When Antonio Pena made it clear Konnan would be a part of AAA, Metal left, jumping first to IWRG and then to CMLL.

Metal showed up in CMLL as a very muscular wrestler, which seemed to diminish his work in the ring. He cut his weight down and looked like a much improved wrestler.

Metal appears to be very proud to be champion; he always wore the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Title and IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship title to the ring, even in CMLL matches, when he held those titles. This lends credence to the idea that he no longer holds the UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship (and maybe it's the belt Silver Star is using); if Metal had a championship, he certainly wouldn't keep it a secret.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? hair Heavy Metal Rambo unknown
1988/09/11 hair El Pantera II & Canelo Casas Mr. Cid & Bestia Verde Arena Naucalpan - Naucalpan, Mexico State
1989/02/03 hair Ultraman 2000 Canelo Casas Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
1990/08/?? hair Canelo Casas El Mestizo Arena Coliseo - Mexico City
1992/11/15 hair Heavy Metal Barba Negra Arena Xochiaca - Xochiaca, Mexico State
1994/04/26 hair Heavy Metal Jerry Estrada Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
1994/09/28 hair Heavy Metal Tony Arce Jalapa, Veracruz
1997/06/13 hair (0) Heavy Metal & Leon Negro Halcón Dorado Jr.& May Flowers Plaza de Toros - Tijuana, Baja California
1998/03/01 hair Heavy Metal Sangre Chicana El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
1999/09/17 mask (1) Heavy Metal Kick Boxer Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera - Mexico City
2001/11/23 hair (2) Héctor Garza Heavy Metal Plaza México - Mexico City
2003/06/15 hair (3) Heavy Metal Pirata Morgan El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
2003/08/31 hair (4) Heavy Metal El Brazo Arena Solidaridad - Monterrey, Nuevo León
2004/10/16 mask (5) Heavy Metal Mosco de la Merced AAA Plaza de Toros La Concordia - Orizaba, Veracruz
2008/05/23 hair (6) Heavy Metal Toscano Arena México - Mexico City
2008/06/13 hair (7) Texano Jr. Heavy Metal Arena México - Mexico City
2011/03/18 hair Heavy Metal Electro Shock Playa de Toros- Aguascalientes
(0) Halcón Dorado Jr. and May Flowers, Latin Lover and Perro Aguayo Jr., Jerry Estrada and El Picudo(1) Cage match with Octagon and Jaque Mate; (2) Four way match with Aguayo Jr. & Latin Lover; (3) Match with Sangre Chicana and Texano; (4) Cage match w Zorro, Chicana, Texano & O. Sevilla; (5) Cage match with Zorro, Incotable, Psicosis & Histeria; (3) w/ Perro Aguayo Jr.; (5) JAULA: Alex Koslov, Damian 666, Marco Corleone, Mr. Aguila, Shocker, Terrible, Negro Casas & Perro Aguayo Jr.


Canelo Casas
Another picture of Canelo Casas
with unknown title
drugged out circa 1996
in his Road Warrior-like shoulderpads
in TNA
With mask
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Canelo Casas
Heavy Metal
Funny 2009
Canelo in 1988
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