Black Cat

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Black Cat
Black Cat
Name Black Cat
Real name Víctor Manuel Mar
Nicknames none
Name history Kuroneko (debut - 04/81), Black Cat (04/81 - ), Paifu (Hong Kong, 09/92)
Family Huroki Sito (father), Sugi Sito, Manuel Robles & Panchito Robles (uncles), La Briosa, Panchito Robles Jr., El Jabato and Pánico (cousins), Skándalo and Stigma (nephews)
Maestro(s) Huroki Sito
Birth date, location October 17, 1954 - Mexico City
Obituary date January 28, 2006
Debut, location April 21, 1977
Lost mask to Máscara Sagrada - May 15, 1994 - Auditorio Benito Juárez - Zapopan, Jalisco
Height 5'11"/180 cms
Weight 220 lbs/100 kg
Signature moves Power Bomb, German Suplex, Released German Suplex
Titles: Naucalpan Tag Team Titles (w/ Rokambole -Villano IV-, as Kurokeno)

Biography

Member of a respected lucha family. His uncle Sugi Sito is a legend, and his father is a reconigzable wrestler from the golden years of lucha libre.

Made his debut on April 21, 1977, as Kuroneko, facing a wrestler called Mr. Bronce. He wrestled for UWA and he mostly as a midcarder at the promotion's small buildings like Arena Naucalpan and Arena Neza.

In 1979 he held the Arena Naucalpan Tag Team Titles with Rokambole (Villano IV)

He made his first trip to Japan on April of 1981 as a lucha opponent for Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama). It was then when he changed his name to Black Cat. Well, in reality he had always been using that name, only in Japanese (Kuro = Black, Neko = Cat).

Returned to Mexico in late 1982, but he eventually came back to New Japan. He wrestled there during many years as an undercarder and he can often be spotted at ringside during the promotion's cards.

Joined AAA in February of 1994 as the masked Black Cat and became a founder member of the Los Gringos Locos stable with Love Machine and Eddy Guerrero (later Konnan and others would join them), basically as a replacement for Eddy Guerrero, who used to wrestle a lot of tours for New Japan as Black Tiger.

Had a heated feud with Máscara Sagrada (original) and they had an awesome mask vs. mask match that surprised many, as nobody expected it to be THAT good. This was the semi-main event of the May 15, 1995 "Triplemania II-B" in Zapopan, Jalisco, and many experts and sheet writers rating it from the ****1/4 to ****3/4 range. Finish was classic, as Sagrada tombstoned Black Cat to lose the 2nd fall (Cat won the first one) but then Cat lost the 3rd fall as he was being stretchered out after the deadly martinete. Heat for this match was incredible.

Cat returned to NJPW in September of 1994, wearing a mask, often teaming with Love Machine (also wearing a mask) and Black Tiger (Eddy Guerrero). He stayed there and kept wrestling as an undercarder, but he never returned to AAA. In June of 1996, a masked Black Cat II appeared in AAA but he was not the same wrestler.

He had a few appearances for WCW in January of 1999 as a part of the NJPW/WCW talent exchange, but he had a knee ligament injury that kept him out for some months, and when he came back it was for NJPW. He had another injury on June 2000, but he made his return in early year 2001 as an active wrestler that also helped with the training of the promotion's young prospects. At some point around this time also became the official liason between NJPW and CMLL when it came to sending talent down to Mexico for training.

Passed away in early 2006.


Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
1977/07/05 hair Kuroneko Príncipe Rebelde Cuautitlán, Mexico State
1994/05/15 mask Máscara Sagrada Black Cat Auditorio Benito Juárez - Zapopan, Jalisco


Gallery

As Kuroneko in 1978
As Kuroneko in 1993
Masked as Black Cat
Masked as Black Cat in AAA