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Nelson Rodriguez Erazo (born March 20, 1977) is a Puerto Rican-American Professional Wrestler and trainer from Brooklyn, NY as Homicide. He debuted in 1993 as The Latin Terror, changing it to Homicide a few years later. He is best known for his work in Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling, and has worked all over the world.

Along with his ROH World Heavyweight Title reign, he is a former 6x JAPW Tag Team Champion, a former 7x JAPW Heavyweight Champion, a former Big Japan Junior Heavyweight Champion, a former UXW Heavyweight Champion, a former UXW United States Heavyweight Champion, a former UXW Xtreme Champion, a former ICW (New York) Tag Team Champion, a former ICW (New York) Heavyweight Champion, a former (and the first-ever) PWU (Unplugged) Heavyweight Champion, a former IWA (Puerto Rico) World Junior Heavyweight Champion, a former PWG World Tag Team Champion with B-Boy, a former JCW (Jersey Championship Wrestling) Heavyweight Champion, a former FIP (Florida) Heavyweight Champion, a former 2x NWA World Tag Team Champion, a former TNA World Tag Team Champion, a former IWA (Puerto Rico) World Tag Team Champion, a former TNA X-Division Champion, a former NHPW (Australia) Art of Fighting Champion and a former IWA Mid-South Tag Team Champion.

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"The Notorious Tropes":

  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Sometimes one on top of another, to hand out to fans.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The Murder City Machine Guns still had issues with The Age Of The Fall, Steenerico and The Briscoes, but they were pulled out of ROH in October and replaced with...well the event was named Return Of The 187, and he brought Hotstuff Hernandez with him.
  • Bald of Awesome: Watch it shine as he works up a sweat in the X Division.
  • Bash Brothers: With B-Boy, Low Ki, Hernandez, Eddie Kingston
  • Big Damn Heroes - When everyone thought ROH would lose to CZW in Cage of Death...
  • Brooklyn Rage: Essentially embodies what his pupil, Low Ki, would rather not.
  • Character Title: ROH Ring Of Homicide in 2006
  • Cheap Heat: At Generation Next he claimed "You people" made him "fucking disgusted" but he got cheered anyway. He yelled he didn't need "your chants" but that made them chant more.
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  • Cluster F-Bomb: One of the first to be slapped down by Sinclair Broadcast Group for cussing too much on their show, although he wasn't reprimanded as harshly as the others because Spanish.
  • Cool Teacher: To The Christopher Street Connection, Low Ki, Dan Maff (originally referred to as Mafia), Julius Smokes and Monsta Mack though the latter was referred to by name on The Era Of Honor Begins, he was later only referred to as Homicide's thug when the Rottweilers were together.
  • Cop Killer: This is the name of his Finishing Move. He changed it to Gringo Killa after forming LAX.
  • Crossover: One of those who invaded IWA Puerto Rico
  • Expy: His early years saw him compared to New Jack.
  • Fingore: After reDRagon regained the tag team titles, he and Eddie Kingston sent them a message by breaking Kyle O'Reilly's fingers.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: As a member of World Elite, even though he was American.
  • Fork Fencing: Went after everyone he didn't like at once backstage in a fork stabbing rampage. Oh, and he has a pair of shorts with a fork on them.
  • Gang Bangers: As part of LAX and BDC.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: As a member of World Elite, he was uncontrollable and would attack everyone from opponents to refs and announcers.
  • Heroic BSoD - In 2006, he had shots at the Tag Team, Pure, and World titles, and lost in all three of them. Cue him quitting on ROH.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Legendary manager "Playboy" Gary Hart sent him and Low Ki to attack Terry Funk at MLW Reload on January 10, 2004 as retribution for Funk losing the "I Quit" Match to Ric Flair at NWA Clash of the Champions IX on November 15, 1989.
  • I Have the High Ground: Not that he needs to climb up to fly around.
  • Improvised Weapon: MVP's been to prison but Homicide has a reputation for being able to make anything into a shank. His most improbable weapon might have been a blow torch on James Storm…it wasn't turned on.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Able to do it all pretty much, including pile drive Samoa Joe!
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: There's something wrong with a guy who identifies as Homicide.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: Outlaw Inc disguised themselves as these such clowns, celebrating reDRagon's title retention, to set up an ambush. Still, Outlaw Inc retained a clown motif afterwards.
  • Parts Unknown: Of a sort. LAX were billed from "The Latino Nation."
  • Playing with Fire: He got himself DQ'd against Samoa Joe at ROH Reborn Stage 1, April 23, 2004. Julius Smokes turned the lights out and Homicide threw a fireball at Joe.
  • Power Stable:
    • (in TNA): Latin American Exchange, World Elite, Beat Down Clan, OGz
    • (in ROH): The Rottweilers
    • (in Dragon Gate USA): World-1
    • (in independents): Strong Style Thugs
  • Put on a Bus: Pulled out by TNA, but was also once pushed back in by TNA when it was trying to mend its relationship with ROH.
  • Red Baron: "The Notorious 187"
  • Redemption Quest - The whole impetus for the "Road of Homicide" in the second half of 2006.
  • Signature Move: The homicide dive (Topé con hilo\rolling suicide dive)
  • Spicy Latino: Oh yeah. His original ring name was The Latin Terror and he was a founding member of LAX.
  • Standard Female Grab Area: Dragged off backstage interviewer Lauren Thompson when "Snowflake" did not respond to his compliments and gave Homicide the impression she did not date Latinos.
  • Tag Team:
    • (in TNA and elsewhere): LAX / OGz, with Hernandez
    • (in IWA Mid-South and ROH): Outlaw Inc., with Eddie Kingston
    • (in JAPW): Nation of Immigration, with Kane D
    • (in ROH and elsewhere): Natural Born Sinners, with Boogalou
  • Tattooed Crook: A wrestling gangsta with plenty of ink on his left arm.
  • Undying Loyalty: Homicide is the one member who's been established as being ever-present in LAX through both of its incarnations despite never being the official leader. He was the one who ended the first run by turning on Hernandez when it was literally just the two of them and he was jealous of Hernandez' singles success, but less than a year later reconciled with him after the big man was injured by Matt Morgan.
  • Unnecessary Roughness: Homicide is a decent mat wrestler and decent at applying submissions, but there are guys better and he prefers to bite, eye rake and hit people with stuff once he's gotten a hold of them rather than traditionally wrestle.
  • Ur-Example: He was the first ever PWU Heavyweight Champion.
  • Verbal Tic: Brra!
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Has worn the Puerto Rican flag on his bandanas.
  • Worthy Opponent: Any of his fellow Rottweilers, Samoa Joe, and, after a year of feuding with him, Colt Cabana
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