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Trevor Mann (born October 11, 1988) is an American professional wrestler. He normally goes by Ricochet, but is also well known as the masked Helios in Chikara and as Prince Puma, the yellow-masked face of Lucha Underground.

Mann first made his name in CHIKARA in 2006, when, as Ricochet, he got into a memorable feud with Chuck Taylor. Taylor kicked him out of the company a year later, but he returned as Helios a year later. In 2010, Ricochet would start go gain notoriety in promotions like Dragon Gate, Pro Wrestling Guerilla, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He became the face of Lucha Underground as the masked luchador Prince Puma, leaving at the end of Season 3 and signing with WWE. He debuted on NXT in early 2018, wrestling as Ricochet, before moving up to SmackDown roughly a year later. He is a one-time NXT North American Champion, WWE United States Champion, and WWE Intercontinental Champion.

Mann has won many championships and tournaments during his career, including all four major Dragon Gate titles, the King of Gate tournament, the Lucha Underground title, the Cueto Cup, the NJPW "Best of the Super Juniors" and "Super Juniors Tag Tournament", the PWG Battle of Los Angeles, and the NXT North American Championship.

"One and Only Tropes":

  • Animal Motif: As two cat species as Prince Puma. His mask looks like a jaguar, the sacred big cat of Mexico.
  • Arch-Enemy: As (Prince Puma) Cage, Mil Muertes & Pentagon Dark in Lucha Underground. In WWE NXT The Velveteen Dream, Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano. The OC, The Hurt Business and Gunther in the Main Roster.
  • Ascended Extra: Sort of. He went from being an American indy guy associated with Dragon Gate USA (Dragon Gate's American spinoff) to slowly working his way up the card and eventually becoming the first gaijin to hold the Open the Dream Gate Championship, the company's top belt.
  • Back from the Dead: As LU treats losing Grave Consequences as outright death. Complete with shades of Came Back Wrong, as he began hearing voices in his head, though Catrina (who, being half-dead herself at the time, had some experience with it) soon insinuated that it was a normal thing for those who've been dead.
  • Bash Brothers: For a while in Lucha Underground he had this kind of partnership with Johnny Mundo, until an accidental chair shot soured that and they ended up feuding. They got back on good terms for the Trios title tournament, but that didn't last long.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Catrina was jefe of the Lucha Underground Temple she took an special interest breaking the Son Of Havoc-Ivelisse Vélez-Angelico trio and extra special interest in Velez specifically. Puma had his own problems as a former champion Catrina wasn't in a hurry to give another title match to but when Catrina directed Mil Muertes and all three Disciples Of Death to beating up Velez while her partners were indisposed he decided to put an end to all that.
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: The whole Helios thing.
  • Cool Mask: The Prince Puma mask's design is reminiscent of a jaguar, the sacred big cat of Mexico. He also has another one he wears with the colours inverted- black with yellow and red trim.
    • His Helios mask is pretty cool too.
  • Creator Cameo: Triple H himself is the one who supplies the "One...And...Only..." in Ricochet's entrance theme.
  • David vs. Goliath: Against both Cage and Big Ryck on Lucha Underground with him as the David. Against Baron Corbin, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre and Brock Lesnar in WWE.
  • Determinator: Puma would rather die than give up. It might HAVE killed him in his second match against Cage, if Konnan hadn't literally thrown in the towel to save him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In Lucha Underground, his came in his very first match, which was the very first main event of the show, when he did a backflip headscissors on Johnny Mundo. Anyone watching knew that this kid HAD it.
  • Face: On Lucha Underground. Interestingly, he's remained this even though he's being mentored by Konnan, who through most of his late career was anything but. He's drifted closer to a Face–Heel Turn in Season 3 when he adopted Vampiro as his master instead (after Konnan was Killed Off for Real) but this was eventually averted and he remained a Face for his entire run.
  • Fake Nationality: Prince Puma was billed as being descended from one of the Aztec tribes (but with a hometown in California), but was actually played by a light skinned African American man.
  • Finishing Move: The 630 Senton and The Vertigo (A lifting inverted facelock dropped into a Michinoku Driver on the independent circuit or a Cross-Legged Samoan Driver in WWE). On WWE's main roster, he added the Codebreaker (now calling it the Recoil) and upgraded his regular Shooting Star Press Signature Move into finisher status. He also won once with an Anaconda Vice.
  • Foreshadowing: On the Raw go-home show before Royal Rumble 2020, Ricochet stood up to Brock Lesnar (who, confident in his dominance in WWE, announced that he would enter at #1 at the Rumble) and got a swift kick in the groin from the Beast for his trouble. Come the Rumble match itself, when Lesnar and Ricochet were in the ring together, Ricochet took advantage that Lesnar was distracted with Drew McIntyre to return the favor and hit a low blow on Lesnar, allowing McIntyre to Claymore Kick Lesnar out of the ring and eliminate him.
  • The Hero: As Prince Puma, he's possibly the closest thing Lucha Underground has to a protagonist.
  • Heroic Mute: For all of Season 1 and about half of Season 2 of Lucha Underground, Puma didn't say a single word, with his manager Konnan talking for him. Once he finally started talking for himself, he proved to be quite eloquent.
  • Hot-Blooded: He'd fight anyone who got in his face. Without the moderating presence of Konnan, though, his temper was known to boil over, culminating in him getting his trios team disqualified when he kicked Johnny Mundo in the junk for cheating one time too many.
  • I Have Many Names: Cameron Locke, Trevor Mann, Helios, Ricochet, Prince Puma
  • In a Single Bound: The most notable example was the one time on NXT where Ricochet somersaulted over the top rope with barely a three-step run-up and landed outside the ring on his feet. Even the typically loquacious Velveteen Dream was rendered speechless.
  • The Kind Napper: Prince Puma kidnapped Black Lotus and gave her to Dragon Azteca. Azteca explained that she was not ready to face the Wrestling Monster Mantanza and after seeing what he was capable of she realized he was right and wanted more training.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The man is not only lightning quick and inhumanly agile, he's also incredibly strong for his size (capable of pulling our power moves like suplexes and brainbusters even against opponents as big as the Monster Matanza) and takes a hell of a beating to put down!
  • Loser Leaves Town: He was written off Lucha Underground at the end of Season 3 when he lost one of these matches to Pentagon Dark, backstabbed by his supposed master Vampiro.
  • Masked Luchador: Well, duh.
  • Meaningful Name: Prince Puma, with Prince referring to his position as the heir apparent (alluding to both his youth and his bloodline as a descendant of an Aztec tribe) and Puma as another name for the jaguar, the sacred big cat of Mexico.
  • The Mole: Prince Puma was Dragon Azteca's contact within the Temple and the one who got him to Black Lotus in the first place.
  • Odd Friendship: The high flier and flippy Ricochet and the power lifter giant Braun Strowman who made a disparaging comment towards wrestlers of Ricochet's style is a pairing you'd not expect, but end up happening when they ended up getting involved with Imperium.
  • Official Couple: His real-life relationship with WWE announcer Samantha Irvin is referenced fairly often on programming.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain: His wrestling matches against The Velveteen Dream and Adam Cole.
  • Panthera Awesome: Prince Puma's name and mask.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: It's not much of a secret Helios was Ricochet. Prince Puma too, because y'know... tattoos...
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Ricochet may be a high flier par excellence but he's also absurdly strong for his size. He once executed a fallaway slam on the Viking Raiders' Ivarnote  who goes well north of 300 pounds, and launched him halfway across the ring.
  • Power Trio: In Lucha Underground, with Hernandez and Johnny Mundo in the Trios title tournament.
    • Formed a much more successful one with Rey Mysterio and El Dragon Azteca Jr. in Season 2, winning the Trios championships.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: His match with Drago was this because Dario Cueto stipulated that Drago would be banished from the Temple if he lost. Puma won because of interference from Hernandez, and was heartbroken and asked forgiveness from Drago for costing him his career this way.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Since the beginning of Lucha Underground it was basically a fact of life in the Temple that the rudos would cheat like crazy and get away with it as long as the Easily-Distracted Referee's back was turned, but during the rematch for the trios title after losing the week before, Puma finally snapped. After Johnny Mundo took one too many cheap shots at Dragon Azteca Jr's privates while Marty Elias was distracted by Taya and looked about to get away with it yet again, Puma lost his temper completely and kicked Johnny square in the Mundos right in front of the ref, then knocked Taya's block off with a superkick after his actions got his team disqualified (admittedly he was aiming for Johnny again, but was completely unrepentant after hitting Taya instead).
  • The Rival:
    • Possibly with Will Ospreay, as arguably the two best high-fliers of their time. When Richochet went for his famous flipping Three-Point Landing taunt Ospreay sprinted to do so at the same time, creating an infamous viral meme.
    • In Lucha Underground, Prince Puma's most frequent rival was Johnny Mundo. They didn't like each other, but they didn't disrespect each other, and when they had a match it was always a clean fight. Since episode 22 (Prince Puma vs. King Cuerno), they seemed to have settled on a Friendly Enemy relationship. There could still be only one top dog, but they were professional and sporting about it. Unfortunately, most traces of professionalism vanished after Mundo's heel turn, particularly after the way Mundo acted during their Last Man Standing match for the championship. By the time Puma put the boot to Johnny's privates near the end of season 2, the pair of them just despised each other.
  • Shout-Out: On the October 12th, 2020 episode of RAW, Ricochet paid tribute to Eddie Guerrero by pulling off his infamous fake chair spot in a match against Cedric Alexander.
  • Signature Moves: The Running SSP, the Poisoned Frankensteiner, the Spanish Fly, the Fireman's Carry kick... You know what? Just watch this video. The guy has a HELL of an arsenal.
  • Underwear of Power: Often alternates competing in this and in tights.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Puma was seriously mortified at being helped out in his title defenses. He was quite resentful of Hernandez and, to a lesser (or at least more hidden) extent, Konnan, feeling he should rightfully defend the title on his own, no matter how much the bad guys cheated. However, this was also a point of contention, since he only defended the title without outside interference a handful of times before his loss.
  • Ur-Example:
    • First person to do a 630 in the WWE, despite the move being around for years and at least 2 practitioners being signed before him.
    • On May 3, 2024 (taped on April 26, 2024), Ricochet defeated Johnny Gargano to become the inaugural WWE Speed Champion.

Alternative Title(s): Ricochet