Birth nameJonathan Cruz Rivera
Born (1984-02-23) February 23, 1984 (age 39)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Ben Dejo
Eddie Cruz
Jay Cruz
Jon Cruz
Jonathan Cruz
Billed height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Billed weight174 lb (79 kg)
Billed fromBayamón, Puerto Rico
Trained byBubba Ray Dudley
D-Von Dudley

Jonathan Cruz Rivera (born February 23, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler. He is currently working for the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Serpentico and occasionally under his real name of Jon Cruz, as well as working for Ring of Honor under the ring name Ben Dejo.[1][2][3]

Professional wrestling career

Cruz made his debut on AEW Dark on March 18, 2020, teaming with Matt Sells, in a loss against The Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes and Q. T. Marshall). He would wrestle under various gimmicks, including Jonathan Cruz and Serpentico. On July 2, 2020, Cruz won his first match, teaming with Luther to defeat Brady Pierce & Pineapple Pete.[4] On December 2, 2020, he made his AEW Dynamite debut, participating in the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal.[5][6] On the May 27, 2022 episode of AEW Rampage, Cruz would use the ring name Jon Cruz when teaming with Taylor Rust to unsuccessfully challenge The Young Bucks.[7]

Championships and accomplishments


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  2. ^ "Serpentico Recalls Almost Quitting Wrestling Before AEW Started". Wrestling Inc. 28 June 2021. Retrieved 2022-03-07.
  3. ^ "Shining a Light on AEW Dark - Serpentico". WrestleJoy. 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2022-03-07.
  4. ^ "Serpentico - Matches". Cage Match. March 7, 2022.
  5. ^ Beaston, Erik. "AEW Winter Is Coming Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2022-03-07.
  6. ^ Davis, Paul (2020-12-03). "AEW Dynamite: Winter Is Coming results: Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal". Wrestling News | Wwe and Aew Results, Spoilers, Rumors & Scoops. Retrieved 2022-03-07.
  7. ^ Faria, Colby (May 27, 2022). "AEW Rampage Results (5/27/22): Ruby Soho Faces Kris Statlander In Owen Hart Cup Semifinals + More!". Fightful. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
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