Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Charro Azteca

Charro Aztecawas not typical of Mexican wrestlers, for he did not wear a mask. He, however, did do the  sensational flying leaps, dropkicks and moves that dazzled his opponents in true luchador style.

While this grappler was seen in numerous parts of the United States, he remained a major draw in Arizona in the 1950s where he was a perennial fan favorite.

Charro had several bloody matches with Arizona's key villain, Don Arnold. They met in Phoenix, Tucson, Casa  Grande and other locations with mixed results. more often than not, Arnold would pull some dirty tactics just when the Mexican was about to win and score an underachieved victory.

Charro also faced Brute Bemis, the Christy brothers and El Diablo on a continual basis.

Charro occasionally teamed with Gory Guerrero and a young Tito Montez.

The popular wrestler retired and passed away long ago.

1 comment:

  1. Charro Azteca wrestled world wide, wrestling in many different countries including pre-Castro Cuba. He was many times a headliner on ring cards and had great battles with Fred Blassie, Jesse James, Don Arnold, and the Bat. He also wrestled former great heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis. Charro had many friends which included Argentina Rocca, Hombre Montana, Primo Carnera, and Gory Guerreo. Charro began his career in the 1930's and wrestled into the late 1950's and early 1960's. He was truly a Golden Age Wrestler. Charro passed away on September 9, 2003 at the age of 86.