Sunday, July 21, 2013

El Nazi

Arizona had its fill of "Nazi" wrestlers from the 1940s into the 1980s, such as Hans Schnabel, Fritz Schnabel, the Von Steigers, Fritz Von Goering, Karl Von Brock and Kurt Von Hess. One of the lesser known would be El Nazi, because he came up from Mexico.

A Mexican Nazi? Well, there's something you do not see every day.

Who the man was is anyone's guess. he appeared along the Mexican border in the 1970s and early 1980s at varied intervals, while making occasional appearances in Arizona, usually when someone brought a lucha libre promotional group across the line.

With the passing of time, his name, identity and career seems to have faded from view, but a for a while he produced a great deal of heat in both the USA during the few times he was seen and in his native Mexico.

Rather than a claw hold like most "Nazi" villains from that bolt of cloth like Fritz or Waldo Von Erich, Karl Krupp or Karl Kramer, El Nazi used a dive off the top rope a la Mil Mascaras to pin his opponents. Not really a heel move, but effective.

Little other data seems available on him, making him sadly one of the many many faces who came and went without really receiving his due.

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