Karonte

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Karonte
Karonte
Name Karonte
Real name Isidro Marquez Estrada
Nicknames El Príncipe de las Tinieblas (The Prince of Darkness)
Name history Karonte
Family Hija de Karonte, Eris (daughters)
Maestro(s) Mr. Lince, Rolando Vera, Bulldog Villegas
Birth date, location May 15, 1955 - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Obituary date
Debut, location 1978
Lost mask to Difunto I - October 1, 2017
Height 168 cm
Weight 90 kg
Signature moves Diving Knee Drop
Titles: Nuevo Leon Middleweight Title, North Middleweight Championship, North Tag Team Championship (w/Chamaco Arroyo)


Biography

Coming from a humble family he worked in construction since young. His friends were wrestling fans and they used to attend Martes de Coliseo. He was invited by his friends to train Lucha Libre. He was the only one who continued with his training until he became professional. He worked during the day and at the evenings he went to train. He was trained by Mr. Lince, Rolando Vera and Bulldog Villegas. His training was for three years and from the twenty aspirants who presented the exam he was one of the two who passed it.

His first in ring experience was on 1978 when there was a missing luchador for the first match. He was asked to take that missing place. Although his maestro was not conviced by the idea, however he went unmasked with a ring name that he cannot remember. After that experience he insisted to his maestro to make his professional debut. His maestro was the one responsible for his ring name, mask and gear design. His character was based on the mythological character Kharon, the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx. He was nicknamed as El Príncipe de las Tinieblas.

Since his professional debut under his new of Karonte he was presented every Sunday at different arenas. He had to overcome adversities during his career. On 1990 he had a trios match with As Charro & Gran Cochisse against Atlantis, Tony Benetto and another element at Arena Coliseo in which he suffered a serious accident. He suffered an stroke which could end his career. Nevertheless, he did not give up and with the propper treatment he overcame that situation.

During his active career he received diverse offers. He was programmed at Arena Coliseo and Plaza de Toros Monumental on the same date. His first championship was the Northern Tag Team Championship with Chamaco Arroyo in a tournament winning over Blue King & Ranchero. Another important Championship in his career was the Northern Middleweight Championship which he won against Maravilla Azteca. He defended this Championship seven times against opponents such as Valente Fernández, Panthro, Gitano del Norte until he lost it against Alejandro Fernández.

His Luchas de Apuestas Record is impressive. His first lucha de apuestas victory was the mask of As Negro, then the mask of Guerrero Samurai, El Escobero, Desafío, Mr. Punk, Doberman, Flecha Azul, and Los Fantasticos I & II. He also won the hairs of Caudillo, Valente Fernández, his brother Alejandro Fernández and Caifan Rockero I.

Besides of his in ring career he was a promoter for three years at Colonia La Alianza. He also assists his maestro Mr. Lince training and guiding future generations of wrestlers. Although he is regarded by his trainees as maestro, he does not considers himself as such. On October 15, 2017 Karonte retired after almost 40 years of wrestling caree in a retirement event in which participated his daughters, tag team partners, and rivals.

Notable Matches

Date Location Match
07/21/83 Arena Olímpico Laguna - Gomez Palacio, Durango Karonte & Chamaco Arroyo defeated Blue King & Ranchero in the finals of a Tournament to become Northern Tag Team Champions
04/18/04 Plaza de Toros Cadereyta - Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon Karonte defeated Valente Fernández for the Northern Middleweight Championship
04/27/14 Apodaca, Nuevo León Karonte beat Caifan Rockero I to take his hair. This match went 52 minutes with 5 falls. Caifan won the first, Karonte the second fall, third went to a double count out of the ring. They restarted, ended with a double pin. They restarted again, and Karonte submitted Caifan for his hair. Money was thrown by the audience
10/11/17 Arena Jose Sulaiman - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Karonte & Hija de Karonte defeated Red Flamer & Lady Flamer in a mixed tag team match. Money was thrown by the audience.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? mask Karonte As Negro Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
??/??/?? mask Karonte Guerrero Samurai Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
??/??/?? mask Karonte El Escobero Monterrey, N.L.
02/12/07 hair Karonte Caudillo Plaza de Toros Cadereyta - Cadereyta, N.L.
02/12/14 hair Karonte Alejandro Fernández Plaza de Toros Cadereyta - Cadereyta, N.L.
03/12/14 mask Karonte Mr. Punk Plaza de Toros Cadereyta - Cadereyta, N.L.
04/10/24 mask Karonte Doberman Arena Génesis - Monterrey, N.L.
04/11/21 hair Karonte Valente Fernández Plaza de Toros Cadereyta - Cadereyta, N.L.
06/05/14 masks Karonte, La Bestia & Tigre Universitario Flecha Azul & Los Fantasticos I & II Gimnasio Nuevo Leon
13/08/16 mask (1) Karonte Desafío Arena Quinta Bugambilias - Guadalupe, Nuevo León
14/04/27 hair Karonte Caifan Rockero I Terraza Elma - Apodaca, N.L.
17/10/01 mask (2) Difunto I Karonte Arena Jose Sulaiman - Monterrey, N.L.
(1) Finals of a Ruleta de la Muerte; (2) Triangular with Diluvio Negro I


Gallery

early
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2004


unmasked
father and daughters
retirement event
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mask vs hair against El Caifan


Video Clips

Monterrey
Arenas: Arena Coliseo Monterrey, Arena Femenil, Arena Monterrey, Arena José Sulaimán, Gimnasio Nuevo León, Plaza de Toros Monumental
Local Legends: Blue Demon, Humberto Garza, Karonte, Mr. Lince, Princesa Sugehit, Super Parka, Tigre Universitario; all
Local Titles: Lucha Libre Azteca (LLA), Northern (Light Heavy), Northeast (Tag), Nuevo Leon (Junior Tag, Women's), NGX (Extreme, Tag, Women's), LLF (Junior, Juvenil, Tag),
FILL (Welter, Middle, Light Heavy, Heavy, Super Heavy, Tag, Trios, Atomicos, Mixed Tag, Women's), FULL (Super Middle), OLX (Extreme)