Hijo del Chiqui Tapia is a Mexican Luchador (professional wrestler) who has been active in professional wrestling since the early 1990s. He is a former three-time Mexican National Heavyweight Champion, two-time Mexican National Tag Team Champion, and two-time Mexican National Trios Champion. Tapia has also wrestled in Mexico's leading professional wrestling promotions, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG).
Tapia is a second-generation luchador, the son of the original Chiqui tapia. He was trained by his father and made his debut in 1992. Since then, Tapia has competed in Mexico, Japan, the United States, and Canada. He has been a regular performer for CMLL and IWRG, as well as AAA and Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan. Tapia has also been featured on the independent circuit in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Hijo del Chiqui Tapia's Career Highlights
In 1996, Tapia won the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship for the first time. He would go on to win the title twice more, in 2000 and 2007. He also held the Mexican National Tag Team Championship twice, with El Hijo del Santo in 1997 and with Perro Aguayo Jr. in 2004. In 2007, Tapia won the Mexican National Trios Championship with Negro Navarro and Scorpio Jr.
In addition to his titles in Mexico, Tapia has also competed for CMLL in Japan, where he was part of the CMLL Super J-Cup tournament in 2001 and 2002. He also competed in the 2006 CMLL Universal Championship tournament and the 2008 CMLL Gran Alternativa tournament. Tapia has also worked for AAA and Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan.
In the United States, Tapia has wrestled on the independent circuit, including appearances for Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling. He has also wrestled in Canada, appearing for Border City Wrestling in Windsor, Ontario. In Mexico, Tapia has been a regular performer for IWRG since 2008.
Hijo del Chiqui Tapia's Signature Moves
Tapia is known for his high-flying, acrobatic style of wrestling, which includes a variety of aerial maneuvers such as moonsaults, planchas, and dives. He is also well-known for his finishing move, the "Dos Caras Clutch", a modified figure-four leglock.
Tapia has also been known to use a variety of suplexes, including the delayed vertical suplex, the German suplex, and the bridging German suplex. He also uses a variety of strikes, including kicks, chops, and punches. He is also known for his trademark move, the "Chiqui Tapia Special", a Hurricanrana followed by a moonsault.
Hijo del Chiqui Tapia's Achievements
In addition to his various championship titles, Tapia has also won a number of awards and recognition throughout his career. In 2008, he was inducted into the Mexican Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has also been recognized as one of the top wrestlers in Mexico by Pro Wrestling Illustrated and Wrestling Observer.
Tapia has also been featured in several video games, including the WWE 2K series and the Lucha Libre AAA video game series. He has also appeared in the comic book series Lucha Libre, which was published by Image Comics.
Hijo del Chiqui Tapia's Legacy
Tapia has cemented himself as one of the greatest luchadores in Mexican wrestling history. He has been a regular competitor for some of the biggest promotions in the world and has held a number of championship titles. He has also been featured in video games and comic books, and has been inducted into the Mexican Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Tapia has established himself as an iconic figure in the world of professional wrestling, and his legacy will continue to be felt for many years to come. He is an inspiration to young luchadores everywhere, and his influence will continue to be felt in the professional wrestling world.