Dr. Wagner Jr.
Dr. Wagner Jr. was a top tecnico for CMLL after starting out as a rudo. He's a young legend to the fans, a wrestler with international experience (and success!) and capable of a great match when he wants one. Dr. Wagner is one of the most popular wrestlers in Mexico, and an iconic figure.
Wagner turned tecnico following the death of his father. The change was fan inspired; Wagner was in a four way mask match on the first Arena Mexico show after his father's passing, and the fans did not want him to lose his mask that night under any circumstances. Wagner did not lose his mask, and the crowd clung to him after that moment. Wagner and the promotion tried to go back to the status quo after, but the fans cheered him enough to make a change.
Dr. Wagner becoming a tecnico had ripple affects across the promotion. Since he was feuding with Canek, Canek had to turn rudo to continue it. Later, in 2005, the fans loudly picked Wagner over Atlantis when they were setting up a mask versus mask match, to the point where Atlantis was tainted as a tecnico (and had to be turned rudo) and Wagner had become so popular, the match couldn't be done at a profit to all sides.
Even though the mask match never took place, Atlantis and Wagner continue to be rivals, with the idea all sides might one day do the match in a different arena where the money works out better. (The feud with Canek has slipped to the wayside.)
More pressing for Dr. Wagner at the moment is a feud with another recently turned tecnico, LA Park. As with Atlantis, the crowd turned on LA Park with no prompting, and he responded in kind. Wagner stuck up for the people of "his house", and he and Park have had violent brawls in the weeks since. A Park/Wagner mask match would seem to have the same financial issues as the Atlantis one, but that's the way they seem to be heading.
Wagner often teams with Mistico, as a big brother/protector to the smaller wrestler. He'll also team with his newly unmasked brother, Silver King, who has been wrestling in some locales as Dr. Wagner Jr. II or el Hermano de Dr. Wagner Jr. Wagner has shown himself capable of wrestling Japanese junior and lucha technical styles, but his current feuds and positioning has resulted in him primary working as a brawler with hot comeback moves.
Dr. Wagner Jr. has since jumped ship to rival AAA promotion. Wagner main evented AAA's Triplemania event facing El Mesias for the Mega-Campeonato, AAA's version of the World Heavyweight Championship. Wagner won the match and has defended the title successfully against El Mesias and also headlining the Verano De Escandalo event facing El Mesias and Cibernetico in a cage. He was successful in the title defense.
Wagner left AAA in 2013 and headed for the indies as a main eventer. Has appeared everywhere including All Elite, IWRG, Llaves y Candados, IWL, AULL, UWE, and Todo X El Todo. Wagner has also done tours in Japan and appeared in indies in the U.S.A. Appeared in the main event of Masked Mania. On August 5, 2014, Wagner again returned to AAA to take part in TripleMania XXII. In 2015, Wagner wrestled in the Lucha World Cup and briefly returned to CMLL. Formed a stable with his family called La Dinastia Wagner. In 2016 he returned to AAA and also debuted in Lucha Underground.
Luchas de apuestas record
|Date||Apuesta||Winner(s)||Loser(s)||Arena and/or Place|
|??/??/??||mask||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Jungla del Norte||¿¿¿???|
|??/??/??||hair||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Brazo de Oro||¿¿¿???|
|1988/??/??||mask||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Drago||Arena Neza - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State|
|2003/11/14||hair||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Rey Misterio||Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California|
|2006/04/19||hair||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Pierroth||Arena Coliseo De Acapulco|
|2008/08/30||hair(1)||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Green Demon I||Saltillo, Coahuila|
|2009/03/07||hair(2)||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Mascara Año 2000||Parque de beisbol Hmos. Herdan, Puebla|
|2013/08/05||mask||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Mascara Año 2000 Jr.||Arena Cd. de México, Ciudad de Mexico|
|2017/06/04||masks (3)||Dr. Wagner Jr. & Psycho Clown||Carta Brava Jr. & Soul Rocker||Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos - Ciudad Juárez Chihuahua|
|17/08/26||mask||Psycho Clown||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Arena Ciudad de México - Mexico City|
|(1)16 man elimination match; 2 finals of a cage match with Universo 2000; (3) Triangle Tag Team match along with Murder Clown & Zombie Clown|
|Universal Wrestling Association Championships|
|Official: Heavy (Dr. Wagner Jr.), Tag (Animal & Kensuke Sasaki)|
|Outlaw: Light (Kato Kung Lee Jr.), Junior Light Heavy (Diluvio Negro II)|
|Now in Japan: Welter, Middle, Junior Heavy, Tag, Trios,|
|Defunct: Feather, Light Heavy, Women, International Women, Women Junior, Women's Tag,|
|Associated: WWF Light Heavy|