left the series to act in some movie projects. His character was not removed from the script, but instead was played by El Gran Wyoming
. As Wyoming is not physically similar to Echanove, the writers included a plot where the character has an accident and undergoes intense surgery, totally changing his appearance (thou Wyoming jokingly has explained in interviews that he was selected because of his supposed resemblance to Echanove). Although Echanove was clearly overweight and Wyoming wasn't, the character kept his nickname "Gordi" (Spanish for "Fatty").