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Name Takeda
Real name
Name history Brontes, Takeda
Maestro(s) Abundio Radilla, Centauro
Birth date, location listed as January 23, 1962 - Mexico City (billed from Acapulco)
Obituary date
Debut, location February, 1983
Lost mask to
Height 173 cm/5'8"
Weight 95 kg/209 lbs
Signature moves



With a sports background in Martial Arts such as Karate and Judo, he tried Lucha Libre with incredulity at first. Then, he was challenged by others and decided to practice it to the point he love it, he enjoyed training for two hours from Monday to Friday. His first trainers were Abundio Radilla and Centauro. Trained from 1978 until 1982. Then he was learning from each match from Lobo Rubio, Saeta Azteca, Babe Sharon, and he is still learning from El Maya. In at least one interview said to have been trained in Japan. [1]

Professional Career

Had no intentions of wrestling professionally, only practiced as a sport and for self defense. However, his debut was sudden, on February, 1983, he went to Cancun see one of his friends who was also his training partner who lived there. He was still undecided to wrestle professionally. That friend invited him to a lucha libre event. A wrestler did not show up and was asked to take that place. The young wrestler did not have a ring name yet. He was so nervous that he could not hear the name he used on his debut. In despite of the nerves, he liked the experience so much that made him decide to be a professional wrestler.

After the debut, his friends helped him to design a gear and an appropriate ring name. Finally, decided to continue under the name of Brontes. By 1984, he moved to Acapulco where he continued his wrestling career. For this reason, several sources bill him from Acapulco. Had also presentations in Quintana Roo and Mexico City. Wreslted in most of states of Mexico. Was part of the then EMLL and the Promocionea Mora-Flores (UWA).


Takeda came to Mexico City to join the UWA in 1990, returning in 1992 and 1994 thru the last days of UWA. When Flores's nephew passed away, many of fellow wrestlers migrated to AAA or CMLL. After the disappearance of UWA, had short stints in AAA, but he decided to retire, because he did not like the ways of AAA. He was invited to other emerging promotions, but he did not feel the same emotion which he had before.


Takeda wrestled in Japanese promotions such as Universal Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and NOAH. On November 17, 1990, made his debut at Universal Pro Wrestling in which Kung Fu & Takeda defeat Bello Greco & Sergio El Hermoso at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo[2].