Ángel Azteca

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Ángel Azteca (Aztec Angel)
Ángel Azteca (Aztec Angel)
Name Ángel Azteca (Aztec Angel)
Real name Juan Manuel Zúñiga
Nicknames none
Name history Charro? (debut - 01/88), Ángel Azteca (01/88 - ), El Charro/Charro de Jalisco (AAA, 94 - 95)
Family none - Ángel Azteca Jr. and Ángel Azteca II are not actually related
Maestro(s) Héctor López, Asterión, Dr. Wagner
Birth date, location June 24, 1963 - Lerdo, Durango
Obituary date March 18, 2007
Debut, location June 1980 - Torreón, Coahuila
Lost mask to Arkangel - December 5, 2003 - Arena México - Mexico City
Height 5'8"/72 cms
Weight 194 lbs/98 kg
Signature moves La Suástica (Swastika), Huracarrana, All kinds of elaborate armdrag variations
Titles: Laguna Lightweight Title, Arena Victoria Tag Team Titles, National Tag Team Titles (2, w/ Atlantis, w/ Super Parka), National Welterweight Title, NWA World Middleweight Title, National Trios Titles (w/ El Hijo del Santo & Super Muñeco), UWA World Light Heavyweight Title


Well regarded CMLL tecnico of the late 80s and the 90s, with short stints in AAA and CMLL. Never an absolutely top luchador, but a successful middle level luchador for a number of years.

The opponent in an infamous mask match with Principe Maya. Maya lost, appeared to be inebriated, and refused to unmask.

Originally was going to get a new mask and look in the late 90s. He stayed with his original design, and the mask design instead became Ultimo Guerrero's look.

Briefly became a CMLL referee after his lucha libre career ended, but didn't stick. Returned to wrestling occasionally on indie shows, and tragically passed away from a heart attack after a rios team match against his former partner Atlantis.

Notable Matches

Date Location Match
12/06/03 Arena Mexico Arkangel de la Muerte beat Angel Azteca to take his mask.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
07/12/98 mask (1) Ángel Azteca Kraken Carpa Astros
Mexico City
07/??/02 mask Ángel Azteca Dr. Muerte unknown
09/16/02 hair (2) Príncipe Maya Ángel Azteca Arena López Mateos
Tlalnepantla, Mexico State
12/15/02 mask Ángel Azteca Príncipe Maya Arena López Mateos
Tlalnepantla, Mexico State
12/05/03 mask Arkangel de la Muerte Ángel Azteca Arena México
Mexico City
(1) Kraken is the former Antifaz; (2) Hair vs. Hair between masked wrestlers


Gallery

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on left as El Charro
Unmasked
In 1989
Entrance Outfit
Angel Azteca & Justiciero, Coacalco 2006
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as Charro de Jalisco
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