“Looking Behind the Chaos of the Triple Crown” – An Exclusive Look at “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz
For over twenty years, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz has been competing inside the professional wrestling ring. Hailing from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, “The King of Chaos” made his professional wrestling debut in 1999.
Trained by Pablo Marquez, Super Crazy, and Taka Michinoku, “The King of Chaos” has traveled the professional wrestling world, making stops in Panama, Trinidad, Tobago, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.
Known internationally for his high-flying arsenal of innovative offense, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz made his debut in Dynamo Pro Wrestling on December 3rd, 2011.
With a win over Mark Sterling, the fans and management of Dynamo Pro Wrestling could see that Ricky Cruz would make an impact in Dynamo Pro Wrestling.Within six months of signing with Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Ricky Cruz had the opportunity to showcase his professional wrestling abilities.
Winning against former professional wrestling champion “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce and a brutal dog collar match against “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt highlighted a span of over a year and a half where “The King of Chaos” lost only one match in Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
On May 10th, 2014, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz cemented his name in the history of Dynamo Pro Wrestling, defeating “DirdEY” Jake Dirden to become the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion.
With victories over such wrestlers as Alexander Rudolph, Gary Jackson, and Shorty Biggs.
He also defeated Outtkast in a hardcore rules match, which was well-known as Outtkast’s signature match.
In addition to winning the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz made history on August 2nd, 2014 by becoming the first dual champion in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history.
Teaming with Brandon Espinosa, “The King of Chaos” held both the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight and tag team championships for a little over two months until losing the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships to “DirdEY Aggression” on October 4th, 2014.
As the year of 2014 neared its conclusion, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz became focused on retaining the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship at all costs.
On December 6th, 2014, Mike Outlaw ended Cruz’s impressive reign of 210 days as Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion.
This defeat marked only the second time in three years that Ricky Cruz had been defeated by pinfall in singles competition.
His only other singles pinfall defeat during this time period was against then-champion “Walking Reality” Dan Walsh.
Many professional wrestlers would have had a great deal of problems regaining their momentum inside the ring after losing such an important championship.
The fans of Dynamo Pro Wrestling wondered what the year 2015 would hold for “The King of Chaos”. Ricky Cruz rebounded in historic fashion, winning ten of eleven matches in Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
Cruz also was the first wrestler to defend an internationally recognized championship inside Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
He made two defenses of the IWRG Rey del Ring championship from Mexico against up-and-coming wrestlers Paco Gonzales and Evan “Money” Morris.
On October 3rd, 2015, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz regained the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship by defeating “DirdEY” Jake Dirden.
The storied rivalry between Dirden and Cruz had grown to legendary status in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Between locker room clearing brawls, police escorts from buildings, and even destroying a wall at the Stratford Bar and Grill, this match was anticipated as one of the biggest defenses of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship.
The fans of the Missouri Wrestling Revival website also took notice of this match, announcing that the winner would become the first MWR Missouri State champion.
By winning this match, “The King of Chaos” held three major championships that were recognized in Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
Everything Ricky Cruz touched seemed to turn to gold.
As the year 2017 began, “The King of Chaos” was “firing on all cylinders”.
However, the wear and tear of defending multiple championships began to take its toll. By the end of May 2017, Ricky Cruz had lost the MWR Missouri State championship as well as the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship.
With the international demands of the IWRG Rey del Ring championship weighing on him heavily, “The King of Chaos” began contemplating his future.
After a hard-fought victory over “DirdEY” Jake Dirden in November 2016, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz left Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
Citing years of wear and tear and starting a new family in his new hometown of St. Louis, Ricky Cruz announced that he would be retiring from in-ring competition.
Even in retirement, Ricky Cruz still kept a watchful eye on professional wrestling, often providing input during training classes at the Dynamo Pro Dojo.
As many professional wrestlers and fans know, retirement from professional wrestling is difficult.
After nearly eighteen months away from professional wrestling, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz returned to Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
Vowing that he still had “unfinished business”, Ricky Cruz began his return to the ring with a victory over “Captain Bad Attitude” James Brady on August 25th, 2018.
Since his return, “The King of Chaos” has picked up right where he left off.
With a victory over The Snitch in a special “five count” match, Ricky Cruz was once again picking up momentum.
On May 4th, 2019. “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz became the first “triple crown” champion in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history by defeating Mike Outlaw for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 championship at the St. Louis Cinco de Mayo Festival.
In his nearly five-month reign as champion, Ricky Cruz has taken on all challengers.
In his nearly eight years with Dynamo Pro Wrestling, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz has been a major force in the promotion.
Having held and defended five different championships during his tenure, Ricky Cruz is the epitome of a fighting champion. When the question “Who is the toughest competitor in Dynamo Pro Wrestling?”, one of the first names to be mentioned was Ricky Cruz. With an extensive martial arts background and brutal knife-edge chops, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz is always a top contender for any championship in Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
Only time will tell what the future will hold for Ricky Cruz. One thing is for certain…the fans of Dynamo Pro Wrestling still can’t get enough of “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz.