Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Sangriento, a masked wrestler hailing from Tijuana, Mexico, made his TNA Wrestling debut on this week's episode of TNA Xplosion as he competed in a Three-Way Match against Chris Sabin and Jay Lethal. The masked luchador pinned Lethal after hitting the former X Division Champion with a springboard cutter.

Sangriento was brainstormed by Spike TV officials as they wanted TNA to introduce a character that would counteract Sin Cara of WWE. TNA considered various independent wrestlers for the role but decided on Amazing Red.

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