Andrés Reyes González, better known as lucha libre legend Universo 2000, has passed away, according to Furia de Titanes and CMLL. The legendary luchadore’s health had been ailed by two heart attacks over the past two years, including a massive heart attack in June, and fellow luchadore and friend LA Park had confirmed González was in rough shape just a few weeks ago. He was 55 years old.
A veteran of 30 plus years, Universo 2000 was a star in every promotion he worked for, having long stints with CMLL, AAA, IWRG, Promo Azteca and even a few shows for the Universal Wrestling Association. He was a very successful singles wrestler; in addition to headlining almost every big show imaginable, to this day Universo holds the record for most CMLL World Heavyweight Championship reigns at three, the longest reign at 2,225 days and the longest combined reigns at 2,555 days. Even still he will forever be remembered as a member of Los Hermanos Dinamita, a stable consisting of himself and older brothers Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000. Considered one of the greatest trios in the history of lucha libre, Los Hermanos Dinamita teamed on and off for almost all of Universo’s career, winning the Mexican National Trios Championships twice between both AAA and CMLL. The trio was renowned both for their larger than life charisma and innovative teamwork that produced some of the best double and triple teams in lucha libre, especially in the form of submissions.
Universo 2000 is survived by his wife, his brothers, his nephews Cuatrero, Forastero and Sansón and his son Universo 2000 Jr. Though nothing has been announced yet it is very likely CMLL will hold a tribute for him on tonight’s show in Arena Mexico, where his son is scheduled to wrestle in trios action. For now, we at Lucha Central would like to send our condolences to all family and friends of Andrés Reyes González during this trying time.