|Birth name||Gloria Alvarado Nava|
|Born||May 4, 1987|
|Spouse(s)||Carta Brava Jr. (m. 2015)|
|Parent(s)||Brazo de Plata (father)|
|Family||Alvarado wrestling family|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Billed weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|Trained by||Hijo del Gladiador|
|Debut||December 8, 2007|
Gloria Alvarado Nava (born May 4, 1987) is a Mexican luchadora best known by the ring name Goya Kong for her time working for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). She is the third generation Luchadora, part of the Alvarado wrestling family as she is the granddaughter of Shadito Cruz and the daughter of José Alvarado Nieves, who works under the ring name Brazo de Plata. She has several brothers and a sister who are also active wrestlers along with a number of uncles and cousins.
Gloria Alvarado Nava is a member of the extensive Alvarado family who have been associated with Mexican professional wrestling since her grandfather, Juan Alvarado Ibarra better known as Shadito Cruz began his wrestling career in 1931. Six of Alvarado's sons became professional wrestlers as well, including Gloria Alvarado's father José Alvarado Nieves who is best known as Brazo de Plata ("Silver Arm") and her uncles Jesús (Brazo de Oro), Juan (El Brazo), José Aarón (Brazo Cibernético), Daniel (Brazo de Platino) and Martín Antonio (Super Brazo). A third generation of Alvarado wrestlers began working from around 2000 going forward, including Gloria's brothers Jose Cristian Alvarado Ruiz (Maximo) and others whose real name has not been made public as they work under masks, but are known by ring names such as Psycho Clown as well as her sister who works under the ring name Danah / Muñeca de Plata. Her extended family includes professional wrestlers La Mascara, El Brazo, Jr. and Super Brazo, Jr. There are a number of "storyline" members of the "Brazo" family, wrestlers who either paid for or was given the Junior names of the various second generation wrestlers to use the Brazo Name, although some of those have later changed their ring names, such as Golden Magic who originally wrestled as Brazo Metallico. In 2012, Goya Kong participated in the French film "Queens of ring" (Les Reines du ring). The film was released on July 3, 2013 with WWE Superstars Cm Punk, The Miz, and former WWE Diva Eve Torres. Goya Kong appears with her mask.
The Alvarado family tree
† = deceased
|Shadito Cruz †||Ana Nieves †|
|Lady Apache||Brazo de Oro †||El Brazo †||Brazo de Plata||Brazo Cibernético †||Brazo de Platino||Super Brazo||La Alimaña|
|Aramís||La Máscara||El Brazo Jr.||Maximo||Robin||Super Brazo Jr.|
|Psycho Clown||India Sioux||Brazo Cibernético II|
|Carta Brava Jr.||Goya Kong|
Professional wrestling career
Gloria Alvarado Nava made her professional wrestling debut in late 2007, wearing a mask, working as a tecnica (someone who plays a "good guy" character) under the ring name Goya. She worked a couple of matches for Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (AAA), the same promotion her father worked for at the time.
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2010–2015)
Brazo de Plata returned to CMLL in 2010 after having worked for other promotions for a number of years. In the months following his return Alvarado publicly talked about Goya, now renamed Goya Kong being his daughter, seeking opportunities for her to further her career. Goya Kong made her CMLL debut on June 13, 2010 teaming with CMLL tecnicas Lady Apache and Marcela as the trio defeated La Amapola, La Comandante and Mima Shimoda Over the next year or so Alvarado received further training from CMLL head trainer Hijo del Gladiador while also gaining in ring experience. Through her CMLL contacts Goya Kong also worked for southern California based Lucha POP in late 2011. In the summer of 2012 Goya Kong began to develop a rivalry with the masked Ruda La Seductora, a storyline many speculated may lead to a Luchas de Apuestas ("Bet Match") between the two where both would risk their masks on the outcome of the match. When the match was finally announced it did not just include the two women risking their masks, but an additional eight women who would all risk their hair on the outcome of the annual Infierno en el Ring steel cage match. Besides Goya Kong and La Seductora the match included La Amapola, Dalys la Caribeña, Dark Angel, Estrellita, Lady Apache, Marcela, Princesa Blanca and Tiffany. The match came down to Goya Kong and Princesa Blanca as everyone else had escaped the cage. In the end Princesa Blanca pinned Goya Kong, forcing her to unmask in the middle of the ring. Following the loss Goya Kong stated that while it was a set-back to her young career the mask loss would not stop her. On April 7, 2013, Goya Kong outlasted Marcela, Estrellita, Dalys La Caribeña, Silueta, La Amapola, Princesa Sugey, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis, Tiffany to win the Trofeo Arena Coliseo 70 Aniversario, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Arena Coliseo.
Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (2015–2019)
On June 28, 2015, Kong made a surprise jump to AAA, being introduced by her brother Psycho Clown.
Championships and Accomplishments
- Trofeo Arena Coliseo 70 Aniversario
Luchas de Apuestas record
|Winner (wager)||Loser (wager)||Location||Event||Date||Notes|
|Princesa Blanca (hair)||Goya Kong (mask)||Mexico City||Infierno en el Ring||June 29, 2012||[Note 1]|
- Ruiz Glez, Alex (February 3, 2011). "Hoy es el octavo aniversario luctuoso del iniciador de la dinastía de Los Brazos "Shadito Cruz"" (in Spanish). Super Luchas Magazine. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- Various (2005). "Los Brazos Familia Ejemplar / the Brazos a model Family". Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. pp. 184–190. ISBN 968-6842-48-9.
- Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family Affair". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre& honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 224–228. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.
- Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (August 12, 2010). "BRAZO DE PLATA JR, GOYA KONG Y BRAZO METALIKO ¡LA NUEVA AVALANCHA ALVARADO!". Fuego en el Ring (in Spanish).
- Ruiz Glez, Alex (June 15, 2010). "Arena México (resultados 13 de junio) – Mr. Águila traiciona a Místico – ¿Volador Jr. rudo?" (in Spanish). Super Luchas Magazine. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- "Goya Kong se presentará en Lucha POP". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). December 18, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- "Mujeres al ataque: ¿Qué lucha de apuesta veremos en el CMLL? – ¿Lady "ruda" Apache?" (in Spanish). Super Luchas Magazine. June 16, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- Ricardo (June 29, 2012). "Infierno en el Ring: Historia en el CMLL esta noche" (in Spanish). Gritaradio. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- Rodriquez, Alejandro (June 30, 2012). "Princesa Blanca destapa a Goya Kong". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved October 3, 2012.
- "Perdí una batalla no la guerra: Goya Kong". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). July 2, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- Redaccion (April 8, 2013). "La Arena Coliseo festejo sus 70 anos". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
- "@Psychooriginal revela a la luchadora sorpresa". Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (in Spanish). Twitter. June 28, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- Martin, Adam (July 7, 2012). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly" (in Spanish). WrestleView.com. Retrieved September 24, 2012.