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Psicosis pro
Dionicio Castellanos Torres
BornMay 19, 1971
FromTijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Professional wrestling career

Ring NamePsychosis
Psicosis
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight200 lbs (91 kg)
Debuted1996


Dionicio Castellanos Torres (born May 19, 1971) is a Mexican professional wrestler best known by the ring name Psicosis (sometimes Anglicised as Psychosis). Castellanos has performed for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment as well as a variety of Mexican and American independent promotions. He was the shortest reigning WCW Cruiserweight Champion with a reign that lasted less than an hour. After leaving WWE

Biography

World Championship Wrestling (1996–2000)

Main article: The Latino World Order

Castellanos signed with World Championship Wrestling in 1996, anglicizing his name to "Psychosis." His Monday Nitro debut on July 8, 1996, pitted him against Eddie Guerrero during WCW's tour of Disney MGM Studios. Through the early years, Psychosis would typically face other luchadores, frequently getting a midcard spot during pay-per-view events. He engaged in a feud with Último Dragón, first working as the fan favorite. He was later signed by Dragon's former manager Sonny Onoo, turning into a villain in the process. During the entire length of the feud, he was unable to defeat the Dragon. He then began teaming with La Parka under Onoo's tutelage. After Onoo dropped them in favor of Yuji Nagata, the team began to break up, with La Parka attacking Psychosis after the matches. He beat La Parka at Spring Stampede on April 19, 1998. Canadian Online Explorer In 1998, Psychosis joined Eddy Guerrero's Latino World Order (LWO) group, which consisted entirely of Mexican wrestler. The group was disbanded by Ric Flair on the January 11 episode of Nitro. During the April 19 episode, Psychosis defeated Blitzkrieg, Juventud Guerrera, and Rey Mysterio in a four-way bout to win the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship for the first time. This reign was short-lived however, as he lost it to Rey Mysterio one week later.

Psychosis originally lost his mask to Rey Misterio, Sr. during a tour of Mexico, as he removed the mask and handed it to Mysterio Jr. while simultaneously covering his face with a towel. He also lost the mask to Billy Kidman on the September 27 episode of Nitro, revealing his face to the American audience. On occasion, he was also paired with Juventud Guerrera, and when the later won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title, Guerrera was kayfabe injured and had Psychosis defend the title. In reality, Guerrera and Jerry Flynn were arrested on DUI charges; Psychosis immediately lost the belt to previous champion Jushin "Thunder" Liger. Neither Juventud Guerrera's championship win nor Psicosis' title defense was recognized by New Japan Pro Wrestling until 2007. Psychosis had a second Cruiserweight title reign in WCW shortly after unmasking, when the previous champion Lenny Lane, who portrayed a flamboyant homosexual on television, got WCW in trouble with GLAAD. As a result, Lane was pulled from television and Psychosis was given the belt to defend. The WCW announcers claimed that he had won it at a house show. However, on his first televised appearance with the title, Psychosis lost it to Disco Inferno. This earned him the dubious distinction of having lost two titles he never won.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2005–2006)

Main article: The Mexicools

In 2005, Castellanos signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He appeared at the WWE-promoted ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view on June 12, losing to Rey Mysterio. His first WWE television appearance was on the June 18 airing of WWE Velocity, teaming with Super Crazy to defeat Akio and Billy Kidman. Psicosis, Super Crazy, and Juventud grouped together to form a faction known as The Mexicools. The group made their debut as heels on June 23 when all three members rode to the ring on a John Deere lawn mower, with the sticker saying Juan Deere to be more Mexican, wearing matching coveralls and attacked both Chavo Guerrero and Paul London during their WWE Cruiserweight Championship match. Juventud cut a promo questioning the lack of "true Mexican Luchadores" in the cruiserweight division, before going on to deride the state of Mexican Americans in general. Psicosis dubbed the lawn mower they arrived on a "Mexican Limo 2005" and the group claimed that even Mexico's President mocks Mexicans in the United States; this referenced Vicente Fox's controversial remark that Mexican immigrants do the jobs "not even the blacks want to do." Guerrera then stated that they were no longer there to clean toilets and work for "them" (the "gringos") but "they" were going to be working for "us" (The Mexicools)," before dubbing the team "not Mexicans but Mexicools!" In the following weeks, they would continue to make run-ins in matches and mock the stereotypical image of Mexicans in the United States, even coming to the ring each with their own riding lawn mower.

On July 24 at The Great American Bash in Buffalo, New York, they defeated the Blue World Order in a six-man tag match when Psicosis pinned Steven Richards to secure the Mexicools' first pay-per-view win. The trio then turned face by feuding with Nunzio and Vito. During the December 2 episode of SmackDown! Super Crazy and Psicosis won a battle royal with 5 other tag teams, earning a match against MNM at Armageddon 2005 for the WWE Tag Team Championship. MNM lost the titles before their match, however, which meant that the Armageddon match was just a standard tag team match. During the January 27, 2006 episode of SmackDown! Super Crazy and Psicosis defeated The Dicks (Chad Wicks and John Toland) and the F.B.I. in a three-way tag team match to win spots in the 2006 Royal Rumble match on January 29. Psicosis entered at #4 in the Royal Rumble match but was quickly eliminated by old rival Rey Mysterio. During mid-2006 the ECW brand was revived and with this came the expectations that Super Crazy would leave Psicosis and SmackDown! for the new ECW. This was later fueled with a match that would see Yoshihiro Tajiri and Super Crazy team up and face the F.B.I. at One Night Stand. At this time, Psicosis' partnership with Crazy began to crumble when Psicosis repeatedly abandoned Crazy during incidents with The Great Khali. The team split, with Psicosis turning heel. Psicosis' match against Super Crazy on July 21 on SmackDown!, which he lost, was his last televised WWE appearance. WWE's official website confirmed Psicosis' release from his WWE contract on November 1, 2006 after he was arrested.

In Wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Psycho Guillotine (Diving Legdrop)
  • Psycho Stunner
  • Tag teams and stables
  • Managers
  • Sonny Onoo (WCW)
  • Wrestlers trained
  • Pequeno Damian 666
  • Super Fly
  • Theme music
  • “Battery” by Metallica (ECW)
  • “Cherub Rock” by Smashing Pumpkins (ECW)

Championships and accomplishments

  • World Championship Wrestling

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