Gran Metalik is a Mexican professional wrestler born on September 3, 1988, in Guadalajara, Mexico. He's the father of three daughters and there are not many details about his personal life on the internet. He is known for his High flying stunts and top-rope maneuvers. He had wrestled in many promotions in the past like Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). He worked in WWE under the faction name "Lucha House Party."
Gran Metalik started to work as a wrestler in 2005. He began to work in various wrestling promotions in Mexico like the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). He worked under the ring name "Mascara Dorado." Later on, he went to win multiple championships including the CMLL Welterweight, Trios championship, and the Super Lightweight Championship during his ten-year run in the company.
New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)
In 2015, he joined one of the biggest promotions in japan named the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Where he wrestled under the name Dorado. Before that he made few appearances in the promotion from 2010 to 2014 in the promotion. During that part-time appearances, he wrestled in the Wrestle Kingdom V in Tokyo and defeated Hector Garza and Jushin Thunder Liger in a tag team match. Also, he teamed up with the IWGP Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kushida in an Openweight 6 man team tournament to win the first round later on they lost the upcoming rounds. Also, he returned to Wrestle Kingdom VI in 2012 to wrestle in an eight-man tag team match against Atlantis, Taichi, Taka Michinoku, and Valiente and he worked in various other pay-per-views until 2013.
Dorado became a full-time worker with the promotion from 2015 signing a one-year contract. Where he worked initially in a tag team match with Atlantis. Then he went on to have some singles match where he faced La Sombre in which he lost. Soon he went on to face Kenny Omega who was the IWGP Champion at that time. Which he also lost to Omega at Invasion Attack 2015 pay-per-view.
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Initial WWE appearance
Gran Metalik made his first appearance in 205 live where he competed in the Cruiserweight Division. He was known for his high-flying moves. He participated in the Cruiserweight Classic Tournament and was working in Cruiserweight Classics matches with WWE. In his debut match on the 205 live, he defeated Drew Gulak. He also competed in the main event matches that decided the contender for the Cruiserweight title against Brian Kendrick, Rich Swann, Mustafa Ali, and Cedric Alexander but he lost all the matches. In September, he competed in a five-way elimination match to determine the contender for the Cruiserweight Championship. Metalik was eliminated second. One positive note is that he gained a lot of fans due to his fast-paced action matches in the 205 live events.
Cruiserweight Appearance on RAW
Gran Metalik made his first appearance on RAW in 2018. He was accompanied by his fellow workers Kalisto, Lince Dorado. They Debuted in the main roster under the name of "Lucha House Party." Also, they were three original luchadors of Mexican origin who were combined to form the faction. The faction gained popularity among the fans and they loved the faction for their High flying moves and Top rope maneuvers. And they had success with their Mexican luchador gimmick in WWE. They had their first match on WWE RAW where the 205 Live took place within the three-hour show. Lucha House Party went on to take the team of Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari, and T J Perkins and they won their debut match on RAW.
Appearance in RAW as Lucha House Party
In the next episodes, they went on to clash with some of the big teams in the tag team division such as the Revival, Ascension. Soon they were involved in some tag division feuds. And they went on to defeat the biggest tag team in the business like the Revival and New Day. Lucha House Party won their first face-off with the Revival but lost it when they went to compete in the fatal four-way match for the RAW Tag team titles to the Revival. They also participated in Tag team turmoil match in Crown Jewel 2019 in which they lost within a short span of time. And later on in their run on RAW they had some matches but lost their momentum without evening lifting one tag team title their glory was at the diminishing end.
Source - WWE
After their up to par run on RAW, they went to SmackDown as a part of the WWE Draft in 2019 announced by Stephanie Mcmahon. They had some awesome matches during their time. They faced in a classic match for the SmackDown tag team championship. Also, they defeated the Miz and Morrison in a match. This fueled a fight between both of them. They defeated the teams to gain a top spot but ultimately failed to conquer the title against the reigning champion the "New Day." Both Metalik and Dorado were shifted to RAW in the 2020 Draft and they weren't used in the company due to the company's changing policies and their lackluster attribute towards the Tag division. When Triple H announced the "Dusty Rhodes Classic" Tournament in 2020 both Metalik and Dorado became an entrant into the tournament. And they went on to fight Imperium and Legado El Fantasma. But failed to win the tournament. On November 4, 2021, he was released from the WWE as a result of the budget cuts.
Championships and Accomplishments
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)
CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship (1 time)