Águila Solitaria

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Águila Solitaria
Born (1953-08-31) August 31, 1953 (age 60)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Águila Solitaria
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Billed weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Trained by Hércules Flores
Tom Mix
Debut November 1978
Retired 1997

Águila Solitaria (born August 31, 1954) is a Mexican Luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler. Águila Solitaria's real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans.[1] His ring name, Águila Solitario, is Spanish for "Lone Eagle", which is reflected in the eagle wing design on his mask.[2] Águila Soltaria made his professional wrestling debut in 1978 and since 1997 has only wrestled a limited schedule.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Águila Solitaria made his debut in 1978 after training under Hércules Flores and Tom Mix, adopting the winged black and silver mask that became his trademark in the folliwng years.[2] After working on the independent circuit for a couple of years he began working for Empressa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) in 1980. While working for EMLL Águila Solitaria began bringing a live Eagle with him to the ring, having it perch on his arm until he stepped inside the ring and then often letting it fly free around the arena, sometimes with the result that the eagle would not return voluntarily.[2] In 1981 Solitaria began making a name for himself by winning a string of Luchas de Apuestas (bet matches), winning the masks of at least six wrestlers in 1981 and at least two in 1982.[2] On July 19, 1987 Águila Solitaria won his first singles championship when he defeated El Simbolo to win the Mexican National Welterweight Championship.[3] Over the next 412 days Águila Solitaria defended the title several times, against wrestlers such as Bestia Salvaje.[4] On September 3, 1988 Solitario lost the title to Bestia Salvaje.[3] After losing the Mexican National title Águila Solitaria began chasing the NWA World Welterweight Championship, held by Fuerza Guerrera at the time. On June 2, 1989 Solitaria defeated Fuerza Guerrera to win the NWA World Welterweight Championship.[5] Solitaria held the title for 111 days before Fuerza Guerrera regained the title on September 21, 1989.[5] Following his NWA title loss Águila Solitaria began teaming with Ciclón Ramirez and Pantera to form a group known as Las Saetas del Ring (Spanish for "The Arrows of the Ring") Together Las Saetas won the Nuevo León State Trios Championship and the Veracruz State Trios Championship, before winning the Distrito Federal Trios Championship from Los Tarascos in 1991.[6] La Saetas later lost the Mexico City Trios title to Los Metálicos (Oro, Plata and Bronce).[6] When Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL; the new name for EMLL) started its Mini-Estrella division in 1991 Águila Solitario was given a mascota called Aguilita Soltaria, a Mini-Estrella who later became better known as "Super Muñequito". When Antonio Peña and a number of wrestlers left CMLL in 1992 for Peña's newly created Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) Águilta Solitaria remained loyal with CMLL, working for them on a regular basis until 1997 where he retired. Sometime in the early 2000s Águilita Solitaria returned to wrestling, working mainly on the independent circuit to this day.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Mask Águila Solitaria Khadaffi Unknown Unknown [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria Cid Campeador Unknown Unknown [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria Eros Mexico City, Mexico February 8, 1981 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria El Bastardo Mexico City, Mexico March 21, 1981 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria Vulcano Mexico City, Mexico May 3, 1981 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria Caballero Blanco Mexico City, Mexico May 31, 1981 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria El Gladiador (II) Unknown April 25, 1982 [2]
Mask/Hair Águila Solitaria and Franco Colombo Cid Campeador and Ari Romero Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 1982 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria El Cortado Mexico City, Mexico September 8, 1994 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria Antifaz Mexico City, Mexico September 29, 1994 [8]
Mask Águila Solitaria Black Machine Mexico City, Mexico April 27, 1995 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria Rock el Cavernicola Mexico City, Mexico July 19, 1995 [2]
Mask Águila Solitaria Morguilla 2000 Acapulco, Guerrero May 21, 2001 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Águila Solitaria (in Spanish) (Mexico City, Mexico). July 2007. pp. 6–7. Tomo I. 
  3. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ a b "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). December 20, 2004. Especial 21. 
  5. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico EMLL NWA Welterweight Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  6. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: Districto Federal Trios Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 401. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  7. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: Districto Federal Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 401. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  8. ^ "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Antifaz (in Spanish) (Mexico City, Mexico). July 2007. p. 18. Tomo I.