|Ring name(s)||Louis Velazquez
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||250 lb (110 kg)|
|Born||August 16, 1969
Bronx, New York
|Resides||Queens, New York|
|Billed from||Queens, New York|
|Trained by||Bobby Boldeagle|
Louis Velazquez grew up in the Bronx, New York until the age of 13 when his family relocated to the borough of Queens, New York. This is where his journey into martial arts and professional wrestling and entertainment began.
In 1984 Velazquez began his martial arts training with Louis Rebollo of Rebollo Martial Arts. He trained with him religiously until Rebollo's death in 1991.
Then, in 1988 Velazquez began to train as a professional wrestler under the tutelage of Bobby Boldeagle. He also trained under Boldeagle for a year prior to having his first match. Velazquez wrestled in small venues, anywhere from a local Moose Lodge to the local bars in New Jersey and Delaware. Following a shoulder injury in 1994 he was forced to take a leave from the ring for a year.
In 1995 Velazquez entered into the squared circle once again with Ultimate Championship Wrestling acronym "(UCW)", UCW was a wrestling promotion forged by a group of professional wrestlers who were looking to create something special. After several weeks of brainstorming with his fellow wrestlers, Velazquez developed the trademarked ring name "Falcon Coperis". Falcons are top predators in the world and "Coperis" was derived from the name of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus who formulated the scientifically-based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. Velazquez was intrigued by the universe, hence the creation of Coperis.
From 1995 until 1998 he wrestled for Ultimate Championship Wrestling where he wrestled with Bruce Hart, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, Chris Chavis "Tatanka", Marty Jannetty, King Kong Bundy, Bam Bam Bigelow, Tiger Khan, Tommy Cairo, Teddy Reade, and some of the last matches that were being arranged but never came to fruition included top names such as The Ultimate Warrior and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Bruce Hart, son of Stu Hart and Helen Hart, comes from the most prestigious family in professional wrestling which produced such great talent as Bret Hart, Davey Boy Smith, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Owen Hart, The Honky Tonk Man, Brian Pillman, Dynamite Kid, Nikolai Volkoff, Edge, and many other top names in the professional wrestling world. Bruce Hart added the missing element in the UCW organization which helped elevate the young talent to new heights, including Falcon Coperis, Marlon Kalkai aka "Tiger Khan","Ironman" Tommy Cairo from Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) fame and many others. He was the driving force within Stampede Wrestling and continues to be one of the most outspoken personalities in professional wrestling today.
Falcon Coperis held the Ultimate Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship title until the year 1997 when we was defeated by Chris Chavis "Tatanka" in New York, this came on the heels of being struck in the head with a crutch by his tag partner against Jim Neidhart and Chris Chavis, former partner of one time WWE Champions Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty.
There would be no rematch for the UCW Heavyweight Championship Title following that matchup with Chavis as Falcon Coperis sustained a back injury which not only forced him not to have a rematch but also to withdraw from various other matches that were scheduled.
Although he has not ruled out a return to the ring, even in a capacity other than actually wrestling, this has not been a main priority in his life. He continues to do positive things for children as he is able, using his time in the ring as a foundation for connecting with the youth and delivering to them positive messages in life when possible.
In 2005 he worked on a few music videos projects, including both the filming and subsequent editing process for two modern rock/pop songs.
Velazquez is the host of UCW RADIO as of July 2009, an entertainment radio show that features interviews with music artist, actors, models, authors, pro wrestlers and behind the scenes figures.
In 2009 he is working with a team on creating a television show version of his radio show as well as on two film projects and various music related projects including the development of new talent.
He is currently involved in the financial industry and works with various charitable organizations assisting with fundraising projects. He is a strong supporter of The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation due to the unfortunate circumstances that rendered his older brother paralyzed and eventually lead to his death in 2003.
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