Tinieblas Jr.
Tinieblas Jr. at the Festival "De 2 a 3 Caídas" 2020.jpg
Tinieblas Jr. in 2020
Birth nameTinieblas Jr
Born (1966-05-26) May 26, 1966 (age 56)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Tinieblas Jr.
Billed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Billed weight108 kg (238 lb)
Trained byFantasma de la Quebrada[1]
Felipe Ham Lee
DebutJune 8, 1990[1]

Tinieblas JR[2] (born May 26, 1966),[1][3] better known by his ring name Tinieblas Jr., is a Mexican Luchador enmascarado (or masked professional wrestler). He is the son of Manuel Leal, who wrestled for many years as Tinieblas. "Tinieblas" is Spanish for "Darkness".

Professional wrestling career

Tinieblas Jr. made his professional wrestling debut in 1990, wearing a mask closely resembling that of his father Tinieblas.

Lucha Libre USA (2010–2011)

During the summer of 2010, Tinieblas Jr. began working for a newly created wrestling promotion, backed by MTV2 called Lucha Libre USA, wrestling on their first television taping on June 19, 2010. On January 22, 2011, Tinieblas Jr. and El Oriental became the first ever LLUSA Tag Team Champions by defeating the Puerto Rican Power (PR Flyer and San Juan Kid) and Treachery (Rellik and Sydistiko) in a three–way tag team match.[4] He later turned on El Oriental, winning the tag team title with Sol, although the controversial circumstances surrounding the title change led to the title being vacated.[5] His last match for LLUSA saw Tinieblas Jr. team up with Lizmark Jr., losing to El Oriental and Águila.

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

See also: Luchas de Apuestas

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Tinieblas Jr. (mask) Cyclops (mask) Mexico City Live event March 26, 1993  
Tinieblas Jr. (mask) Chicano Power (mask) Los Angeles, California Live event December 9, 1995 [Note 1]
Tinieblas Jr. (mask) Sangre Chicana (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event June 22, 2007 [Note 2]


  1. ^ He only won half of the two part mask that Chicano Power wore, and was going to win the other half in a subsequent match that never took place.
  2. ^ Final two competitors in a six man match that also included Tinieblas, Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan and Espectro Jr.

Further reading

Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lucha Libre: Conoce la historia de las leyendas de cuadrilátero". Tinieblas Jr. (1966) (in Spanish). Mexico. 2008. p. 62. Grandes Figuras de la Lucha Libre.
  2. ^ Sosa, Iván (May 20, 2021). "Acredita 'Tinieblas' identidad para debate por VC". Reforma (in Spanish). Mexico City. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  3. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Los Enmascarados (the masked men): Tinieblas". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 119–120. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.
  4. ^ a b Roberts, Alex (January 22, 2011). "1/22 Lucha Libre USA TV taping: Spoiler results for more Season 2 episodes of MTV2 wrestling show – notable former WWE wrestlers debut, first tag champions crowned". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Roberts, Alex (May 30, 2011). "5/28 Lucha Libre USA TV taping: Spoiler results for Season 2 episodes of MTV2 show – Lethal debuts, Petey, new commentators, double-turns". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "FULL « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.