Olímpico

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Olímpico (The Olympian)
Olímpico (The Olympian)
Name Olímpico (The Olympian)
Real name Joel Bernal Galicia
Nicknames none
Name history Popoca Jr. (debut - ?), Olímpico (? - ), Súper Popular (2013 Guadalajara)
Family Roy Aguirre (father), Exodia (son)
Maestro(s) Roy Aguirre, Chico Hernández, Franco Colombo, Roberto Aceves, Hijo del Gladiador
Birth date, location December 6, 1965 - Mexico City
Obituary date
Debut, location September 13, 1992 - Arena México
Lost mask to La Sombra - September 3, 2010 - Arena México
Height 5'11"/180 cms
Weight 183 lbs/92 kg
Signature moves Cristo Invertido, La Ringuina, Body scissors into a small package
Titles: CMLL Welterweight Title (2), National Trios Titles (2 w/ Safari & Mr. Niebla and w/ Psicosis II & Volador Jr.), WWA World Middleweight Title, Occidente Heavyweight Championship, Occidente Tag Team Titles (w/Boby Zavala), Mexico State Tag Team Championship (w/Olimpus)


Biography

Son of former luchador Roy Aguirre, after being trained by his father and Chico Hernández, he made his professional debut at Arena México, which is something that very few can say. EMLL was in real need of new talent as AAA took away a lot of their youngsters, so they thought about this man and had him debut in the first match of a card at The Cathedral.

EMLL head Paco Alonso came up with the mask, name and costume for Olímpico, and Sr. José Vargas González was his "padrino" and bought him his first outfit.

He was in the first and second match of the night during years, mostly teaming with Olimpus until he got his first push in 1996.

He started a feud with Damián El Guerrero and took his hair in the biggest match of his career until that point, on August 6, 1996 at Arena Coliseo.

Olímpico always showed a lot of talent in the ring and he definitely deserved the push he was getting. From then on he moved up a bit on the cards and became a regular mid-card feature, often teaming with respected veterans like Lizmark or Super Astro.

His small push was working as expected and his performance was improving a real lot, so he on September 16, 1998 he beat Karloff Lagarde Jr. at La Arena Coliseo to win the CMLL Welterweight Title.

Olímpico headlined Arena México twice on October 23th and 30th in singles matches against Halcón Negro (Jorge Luis Herrera). In the first match, he lost the CMLL Welterweight Title, and in the second one, he unmasked Halcón!

He regained the Welter title shortly thereafter as he defeated Halcón on December 13 at Arena Coliseo. He had a short, but nice reign again, as he lost the title to the Japanese wrestler Super Delfín on Feburary 27, 1999 in Nagoya, Japan. However, on February 16, he had a successful Arena Coliseo title defense in which he defeated a respected legend like Fuerza Guerrera.

During mid-to-late 99 he had a heated feud with Rey Bucanero, with tons of mask ripping and hints from the commentators. It was known by many lucha fans that Bucanero was going to lose his mask (as a punishment for wrestling unmasked in the United States -WWF-) and everybody predicted a big mask vs. mask match between them, however it was Shocker who took Rey's mask.

The 1st of February of year 2000, Olimpico and Mr. Niebla won an Arena Coliseo one-night tournament defeating Blue Panther and Rencor Latino in the finals. Panther wanted his revenge so a singles match challenge was issued, and a week later, Olímpico got a huge win over Panther.

Other two important wins were on July 27, when he took Brazo de Platino's mask at La Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca, Morelos (he would win his mask later again in Acapulco), and on October 13, when he won a Torneo Cibernético held at Arena México.

Even though he's not as young as you'd think if you didn't know his age, he still has got a bright future ahead of him. He has already wrestled in Japan, and he has been to Switzerland and France as well (those last two as a part of a lucha libre museum), and he has a lot left to give to the fans.

Groups

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
1996/08/06 hair Olímpico Damián El Guerrero Arena Coliseo - Mexico City
1998/10/30 mask Olímpico Halcón Negro Arena México - Mexico City
2000/07/27 mask Olímpico Brazo de Platino Arena Isabel - Cuernavaca, Morelos
2000/12/26 mask Olímpico Brazo de Platino Arena Coliseo - Acapulco, Guerrero
2001/05/16 mask Olímpico Bestial Arena Coliseo - Acapulco, Guerrero
2001/07/26 mask Olímpico Bestial Arena Isabel - Cuernavaca, Morelos
2002/09/03 mask Olímpico Fuerza Boricua Auditorio José María Arteaga - Querétaro, Qro.
2010/09/03 mask (1) Sombra Olímpico Arena Mexico, D.F.
(1) FINAL JAULA: Mistico, Volador Jr., Lyger, Mr. Niebla, Histeria, Psicosis, Alebrije, Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, Averno, Mephisto & Ephesto


Gallery

debut
old mask
old mask
1998
2005
Pose


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Posing
Guadalajara
lucha expo
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Olimpico 1.JPG
Unmasked
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