Thursday, February 15, 2007


Ring name(s) Psicosis,,Psychosis,,El Salvaje,,Nicho El Millionaro,,Nicho,,Psicosis the Millionaire,,El Jet de TJ,El Millonario de Tijuana
Billed height 182 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Billed weight 96 kg (216 lb)
Born May 19, 1971,Tijuana, Baja California
Trained by Rey Misterio, Sr.,Fobia
Professional wrestling debut: March 10, 1989

Dionicio Castellanos Torres (born May 19, 1971) is a Mexican professional wrestler (best known by the stage names Psychosis or Psicosis) currently performing as Nicho El Millionaro in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. He is a two-time WCW Cruiserweight Champion and has performed for World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and Xtreme Pro Wrestling.

Castellanos started wrestling as Psicosis for the Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion promotion in his native Baja California in March 1989, after being trained by Rey Misterio, Sr. and his brother, Fobia. Some of his biggest feuds were with Rey Mysterio and El Hijo del Santo. He frequently feuded with La Parka although he would team with him later in WCW, Juventud Guerrera and Juvi's father, Fuerza Guerrera. Also, he appeared in the movie/documentary "101 Reasons Not To Be A Pro Wrestler".

Psicosis first made a name for himself in the United States in joining ECW in 1995. He is most remembered for putting on some fantastic matches against Misterio Jr. during this time. It is widely agreed on that the two performers were instrumental in introducing the high flying Mexican style to American wrestling fans of the mid-late '90s.

He then switched to World Championship Wrestling as Psychosis in 1996. His Nitro Professional wrestling debut: match took place at WCW Monday Nitro July 8, 1996 against Eddie Guerrero during WCW's tour of Disney MGM Studios. Through the early years, Psychosis would typically face other luchadores, frequently getting a spot during Pay-Per-View events. He faced La Parka at Spring Stampede March 19, 1998 a match in which he won. Many people don't know (mostly because WCW never ackowledged it) that Psychosis was actually a member of the nWo in Konnan's Promo Azteca. Other members included Rey Misterio (not to be confused with Rey, Jr.) and Holloween/Ciclope.

In 1999, Psychosis joined Eddie Guerrero's Latino World Order (LWO). The group, made up entirely of Mexican wrestlers, would be disbanded at the hands of the nWo shortly after.

Later in his career, Psychosis was frequently managed by Sonny Onoo and had a regular tag team with La Parka. Psychosis originally lost his mask to Rey, Jr. during a tour of Mexico. Psychosis removed the mask and handed it to Rey, Jr. while simotanously covering his face with a towel. The reason for this was that Psychosis was not supposed to lose his mask. He would later go on to lose his mask to Billy Kidman on an episode of Nitro. On occasion, he was also paired with Juventud Guerrera. When Guerrera won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title on WCW TV and then got injured, Vince Russo stripped Guerrera and had Psychosis and La Parka go for the vacant title, which Psychosis won. He then lost it to Jushin Liger the same night.

During the April 19, 1999 edition of WCW Monday Nitro, Psychosis defeated Blitzkrieg, Juventud Guerrera, and Rey Mysterio in a 4-way bout to win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship for the first time. This reign would be short-lived, however, as he would lose it to Rey Mysterio not long after.

On September 27, 1999, Psychosis competed in a máscara contra caballera (mask vs. hair) match against Billy Kidman. Kidman won, and like both Juventud Guerrera and Rey Mysterio before him, Psychosis was forced to unmask.

Psychosis had a second, rather forgettable Cruiserweight Title reign in WCW. When the previous champion Lenny Lane (who portrayed a flamboyant homosexual on television) got WCW in hot water with the GLAAD, Lane was pulled from television. Psychosis was given the belt only to lose it to Disco Inferno.

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