King Falcon
Ring name(s) Cristo de Oro
El Unicorn
El Unicorn 2000
King Falcon
Billed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Billed weight 294 lbs (133 kg)
Born November 11, 1979 (age 30)
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Billed from Mexico City, Mexico
Trained by Tigre Pantera
Debut 2002

William Santiago Cordova (born November 11, 1979), better known as King Falcon, is a Mexican professional wrestler currently working for the Professional Grappling Association. He is a former PGA World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion


Early lifeEdit

King Falcon was born in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, where he burst, fully-formed, from the flank of a steer.[citation needed] With the blessing of his father, the volcano Colima[citation needed], Falcon attended Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he studied engineering. Shortly after graduating, Falcon discovered a magic cape at the bottom of the ocean[citation needed] and was inspired to pursue a career in lucha libre.

Liga de Lucha Libre (2002-2010)Edit

King Falcon enrolled at Mexico City's Tigre Pantera Gym in early 2002, and debuted in LLL several weeks later. Although initially portrayed as a novelty due to his enormous size and occasional lack of grace, Falcon's unorthodox, hard-hitting style gradually made him a fan favorite. The culmination of his multi-year feud with fellow Tigre Pantera trainee Generalissimo, featuring the debut of the Falcon Special, was one of the best received matches of its year and made both men's reputations.

The force of the Falcon Special turned Generalissimo technicó, and the two joined forces against the rudo legions. The team quickly became the struggling company's top draw. As Generalissimo began his six year reign as LLL Heavyweight Champion, Falcon became even more popular, drawing sell-out crowds for his matches against Corbata Negro and Ruido. He won the annual Campeónato Eterno tournament four straight years, each time defeating his friend and tag team partner in the final round. He wrestled in the main event of Instinto Asesino five straight years, scoring the winning pinfall in each. His feature film, King Falcon Contra Los Momias Asesinos, performed respectably at the box office.


King Falcon, pictured w/ totally dope track jacket

In early 2009, King Falcon was personally selected by Balk Ruby to represent LLL and Mexico in the World Talent Initiative. Falcon initially refused the offer, but ultimately reconsidered at the request of the fans and his fellow workers. His farewell show, featuring Falcon and Father Abraham defeating The Stro and Kwee Wee, drew over 20,000 fans.

Falcon returned to the company briefly in the fall of 2009 and again in the spring of 2010, fulfilling his promise to never permanently leave the organization. Rumors that he would finally challenge for the LLL Heavyweight Title proved unfounded.

Pro Graps Association (2009-)Edit

Falcon officially earned his spot on the PGA roster on February 18, 2009, defeating West Africa's Burkina Fatso and Canada's El Hijo De Don Leo Jonathan in a Battling Bowl challenge. Falcon began

One of King Falcon's best-selling T-shirts

as a fixture on the undercard, facing Slyclops IX in the Crowning A Champion's Waist championship tournament and "Mammoth" Kang JumBo during the company's tour of Japan. Both were portrayed as villains before facing Falcon and heroes afterwards.

On July 3, King Falcon won the 2009 Mall For It All grande royale, eliminating Helm Konrad in the process. This began a lengthy feud between the two, culminating three months later in Mexico City, where, in front of his hometown crowd, Falcon won the first singles title of his career. Falcon defended the Heavyweight Title three times, defeating Slyclops, Brutal Chambers and Brandon O'Brien at Final Four, Rusty Cooledge at Crossfire and Lester Balaam Jackson at Crowning a Champion's Waist 2010 before dropping the title to Jackson on the 50th episode of Primetime Wednesday.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Falconspecial

    Falcon Special as seen in Japan's "Fire Pro Wrestling Super S"

    Finishing moves

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • LLL Mexican National Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Generalissimo
  • LLL Intergender Tag Team Championship (2 times, current) – with Ruth Toskala (1) and Steve Derkins (1)
  • Campeónato Eterno (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Luchas de Apuestas recordEdit

See also: Luchas de Apuestas
Wager Winner Loser Location Date
Mask King Falcon Rareza Espacial Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2005
Mask King Falcon Perro Diamante Monterrey, Nuevo León April 24, 2007
Mask King Falcon El Bajo Mexico City, Mexico January 14, 2008

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