Manuel "Mocho" Cota has passed away this December.
This wrestler enjoyed a long career in Mexico as a rudo or master villain. He was seen regularly in Arizona in the 1980s thanks to the Galavision tv show and booked on occasional spot shows. He also saw bookings in South America and Japan.
Manuel wrestled well as a singles competitor, but teamed with many other top heels from his era, including La Fiera, Herodes, Sangre Chicana, Pirata Morgan and Dandy. In recent years, he trained a number of top luchadores including Lord Drako, presently active in Phoenix.