September 28, 2020

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LINCE DORADO

Jose Cordero is a 33-year-old Puerto Riccan professional wrestler signed to the WWE. Cordero performs on SmackDown under the ring name, Lince Dorado. His ring name in Spanish means “Golden Lynx.”

Cordero trained in Mexico and made his wrestling debut for Chikara at the promotion’s first ever King of Trios tournament in 2007. From 2007 to 2016, Cordero worked the independent circuit and wrestled for promotions including Independent Wrestling Revolution, Dragon Gate USA, Full Impact Pro, Vintage Wrestling, I Believe in Wrestling, Florida Underground Wrestling, and IGNITE Wrestling.

In 2016, Cordero participated in the WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic tournament. He defeated Mustafa Ali in the first round but was eliminated by Rich Swann in the second round. On July 22, WWE announced that Cordero had signed a contract with the company. In September 2016, he made his debut on WWE’s Main Event in a losing match to Rich Swann.

In 2018, WWE formed a team of three masked luchadors called the Lucha House Party. The team consisted of Lince Dorado (Cordero), Kalisto and Gran Metalik. As part of their gimmick, the Lucha House Party carried colorful noise makers vuvuzela horns to the ring to use to celebrate victories. They also brought with them a Piñata donkey with them to the ring, which they referred to as “Penelope.”

Lucha House Party debuted on January 23 2018 defeating Ariya Daivari, TJP, and Tony Nese on 205 Live. At the 2018 Royal Rumble, Lucha House Party defeated TJP, Drew Gulak, and Gentleman Jack Gallagher. The week after the Royal Rumble, WWE held a tournament for the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Lince Dorado was eliminated in the first round by his stable partner, Kalisto.

Since then, the Lucha House Party has competed in several non-Cruiserweight team matches defeating other trios including Bo Dallas, Chad Gable and Bobby Roode.

Lince Dorado

Stats

Birth name: Jose Cordero
Born: May 11, 1988 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height: 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight: 170 lb (77 kg)
Ring Name(s): Balam, Lince Dorado
Current Roster: WWE SmackDown
Finishing Move(s): Cara Dorada / Golden Rewind

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Championship Wrestling Entertainment
    • CWE Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Chikara
    • King of Trios (2008)
    • La Lotería Letal
  • Dreamwave Wrestling
    • Dreamwave Alternative Championship (1 time)
  • F1RST Wrestling
    • Sweet Sixteen Tournament (2009)
  • Force One Pro Wrestling
    • F1 Heritage Championship (1 time)
  • Full Impact Pro
    • FIP Florida Heritage Championship (1 time)
  • Future of Wrestling
    • FOW International Championship (1 time)
  • Garden State Pro Wrestling
    • GSPW Championship (1 time)
    • GSPW Championship Tournament (2010)
  • NWA Florida Underground Wrestling
    • NWA FUW Flash Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Wrestling Revolution
    • Revolucha Cup (2008)
  • RIOT Pro Wrestling
    • RIOT Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Southern Championship Wrestling Florida
    • SCW Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • SCW Florida Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
    • SCW Florida Cruiserweight Championship Tournament (2011)
  • Other championships
    • Team HAMMA FIST Championship (1 time)