Mexican luchador and newly signed TNA Impact wrestling wrestler Tigre Uno hopes to bring the lucha libre to the promotion.
He has a chance to do so with his debut at the TNA Lockdown pay-per-view on Sunday, March 9 at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Dr. in Coral Gables.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are on sale. The show airs on pay-per-view at 8 p.m. EST.
“It is an honor to wrestle in Miami for the first time,” he said in an Spanish on The Roman Show. “I hope to have great results and come out with a victory.”
Tigre Uno will face former TNA X Division champ Manik inside a steel cage. The event is an all stell cage PPV.
He is ready to debut his Mexican lucha libre style to the United States and in TNA.
“We come to bring Mexican luchalibre, which is different,” he said. “We have speed, aerial moves, strength. It is a mix and I bring it.”
Prior to TNA Impact Wrestling, he conquered several title for the Mexican promotion AAA. He was trained by the Mexican legend Rey Misterio Sr.
“He was a tough teacher,” he said. “It was tough to adapt and train. He taught me everything I need to know about a ring.”
Uno is known for his aerial moves and his Sabertooth Splash (450-splash) and other moves like a diving guillotine and moonsault. He is proud to represent Latin Americans and looking forward to seeing many at the arena.
“I hope to have la raza's support,” he said. “Anything can happen that night.”
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• Uno in TNA Fan InterAction
Tigre Uno will be at the TNA Fan InterAction on Saturday, March 8 at the Airport Hilton in Miami. The event is hosted by Jeremy Borash and Christy Hemme.
Session I: 9 a.m. EST
Magnus, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Ethan Carter III, Tigre Uno, James Storm, The BroMans, DJ Zema Ion, Madison Rayne, Rockstar Spud, Samuel Shaw, Velvet Sky
Main Event Session: 11 a.m. EST
Session II: Noon EST
Great Muta, MVP, Sanada, Chris Sabin, Gail Kim, Gunner, Lei'D Tapa, Samoa Joe, Mr. Anderson, Eric Young, Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian), The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)
• Lockdown on TNA
The TNA Lockdown pay-per-view, with each match in a steel cage, is 8 p.m. EST Sunday, March 9 from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
TNA champ Magnus vs. Samoa Joe.
Team MVP (Jeff Hardy, team captain MVP and The Wolves Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards) vs. Team Dixie (Austin Aries, team captain Bobby Roode and The BroMans Robbie E and Jessie Godderz).
TNA Knockouts champ Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim.
The Great Muta and Seiya Sanada vs. Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian).
Tigre Uno vs. Manik.
Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw.
Cowboy James Storm vs. Gunner.
The broadcast team for the pay-per-view is The Professor Mike Tenay, Taz and Jeremy Borash.
For information on Lockdown visit www.impactwrestling.com.
Follow TNA’s social channels including @IMPACTWRESTLING and @TNADixie on Twitter and on Facebook at www.fb.com/IMPACTWRESTLING .
• Rodolfo Roman is a freelance writer, TV producer and reporter.