On May 5, 2012, Nano Ortega celebrated his 70th birthday at Encanto Park in Phoenix with a fancy party, surrounded by family and friends.
Wrestlers in attendence included the retired Billy Anderson, Tony Hernandez and Eddie Lopez.
Nano was a mainstay in Arizona wrestling during the 1970s and 1980s both under that name and other aliases taken while wearing a mask.
Over the years, people he faced included Eddie Sullivan, The Comancheros, Jody Arnold, Chuck Karbo, Chuck Hondo, Chief Attacullaculla, Kiko Torres, Hercules Stevenson, Afa Anoai, Chuck Hondo and many more.
He retired in 1995.