Genaro Vazquez Nevarez is a Mexican professional wrestler currently working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, better known by his ring name Blue Panther. The "Blue" part of his ring name is an homage to Aníbal, a wrestler he looked up to growing up who wore a blue mask. Two of Blue Panther's sons debuted for CMLL in January 2014, working under the ring names Cachorro and Black Panther. [4 ]
Professional wrestling career [ edit ]
Blue Panther began wrestling in northern
Mexico in the late 1970s before getting noticed by wrestler and promoter René Guajardo in Monterrey. Guarjardo got Panther booked in Universal Wrestling Association and Panther made his debut in their main building, El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos in Naucalpan, in 1981. He wrestled on the undercard as a rudo (heel) before getting his first push in 1984 by winning the UWA World Welterweight Championship from veteran worker Matemático. He had a feud with Black Man that saw him lose his UWA Welterweight title but win Black Man's mask in 1986. During the remainder of his UWA career, he won the UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship from Gran Hamada and traded the title back and forth with Solar I and won the mask of Kendo. In 1991, he jumped to Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre and began a feud with Atlantis over the NWA World Middleweight Championship. Although Blue Panther was unsuccessful in his August title challenge, the feud established him as a top rudo in EMLL, leading to him defeating El Satánico to become the first CMLL World Middleweight Champion after the company changed names and created new championships. In late 1991, he began feuding with the American Love Machine. Their April 1992 "Mask vs. Mask" mask, where Love Machine was disqualified for using an illegal , sold out Martinete (piledriver) Arena México and 8,000 fans watched the match on big screens outside the arena. The following month, he jumped to Antonio Peña's new Asistencia, Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion and continued his feud with Love Machine with a "hair vs. mask" match win in July 1993. The match featured a double turn which led to Love Machine becoming a rudo and forming with Los Gringos Locos Eddy Guerrero. Much of his time in AAA was spent in programs based on the Mexican National Middleweight Championship. He worked programs with Ángel Azteca, Super Astro, Solar I and Octagón. After the downturn of the Mexican economy, he started his own promotion with several business partners called PROMELL (later Promo Azteca). When the promotion failed, he returned to AAA briefly in 1997 but he was unhappy being programmed with Máscara Sagrada, Jr. and jumped to CMLL by the end of the year. In 1998, Panther teamed with Dr. Wagner, Jr. and his real-life nephew Black Warrior to form "Los Laguneros." The team won a tournament to win the vacant CMLL World Trios Championship. In 1999, Panther and Wagner teamed to feud with Negro Casas and El Hijo del Santo over the CMLL World Tag Team Championship with an unsuccessful title challenge in September of that year. In 2000 and 2001, Los Laguneros successfully defended their titles against Los Villanos ( Villano III, IV and V) and the team of Negro Casas, Emilio Charles, Jr. and Tarzan Boy while Blue Panther had a singles feud with Olímpico.
In 2002, Black Warrior left
Los Laguneros and the trios championship was vacated. Fuerza Guerrera replaced Black Warrior on the team and they won another tournament for the CMLL World Trios title but they reigned for only three months before dropping the titles to Black Warrior, Atlantis and Mr. Niebla. Over time, Blue Panther was getting booked more as a técnico (face) and began to team with former rivals, Atlantis, Lizmark, Jr. and Mr. Niebla as La Ola Azul ("The Blue Wave") in a feud with . In 2004, Atlantis and Blue Panther defeated Los Guerreros del Infierno Último Guerrero and Rey Bucanero to win the CMLL World Tag Team Championship. Three months after successfully defending the titles against Olímpico and Rey Bucanero, Atlantis and Panther lost the titles to the team of Averno and Mephisto in April 2005. When Atlantis turned rudo, Panther feuded with him off and on and the two often ripped at each other's masks, hinting at a possible mask vs. mask match. On September 19, 2008, he lost his mask to Villano V in Mexico. He was unmasked as Genaro Vazquez Nevarez. In late 2011, Blue Panther began feuding with [5 ] ("The Black Plague"; Negro Casas and El Felino), which led to the main event of La Peste Negra on December 16, where Panther faced El Felino in a Hair vs. Hair match. A week prior to the match, Panther was disqualified in a tag team match, after giving El Felino a Sin Piedad Martinete. This led to the Distrito Federal Box y Lucha Commission announcing that Panther was suspended for two weeks, starting after the December 16 event. At [6 ] Sin Piedad, El Felino tried to exact revenge on Panther, but was disqualified after the referee caught him going for a Martinete. As a result, El Felino was shaved bald. On March 2, 2012, at [7 ] , Panther and Negro Casas wrestled to a draw in a Homenaje a Dos Leyendas Lucha de Apuesta and were, as a result, both shaved bald. In March, 2013 Blue Panther was forced to team up with the [8 ] rudo Rey Escorpión to participate in the 2013 ("National Incredible Pairs Tournament"), a tag team tournament teaming up wrestlers who would never team up otherwise. The two defeated Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles Delta and Tiger in the first round, but lost to the team of Dragón Rojo, Jr. and Niebla Roja in the quarter finals. [9 ] On September 13 at [10 ] CMLL's 80th Anniversary Show, Blue Panther lost his hair to Averno in a submissions only Lucha de Apuestas. [11 ] [12 ]
In wrestling [ edit ]
Championships and accomplishments [ edit ]
Luchas de Apuestas record [ edit ]
Blue Panther and Matemático
La Bestia and Simio Blanco
Monterrey, Nuevo León
February 28, 1979
[Note 1 ]
Monterrey, Nuevo León 1980
Not the more well known
February 23, 1984
June 24, 1984
September 7, 1984
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
October 18, 1984
Blue Panther and Black Man
Los Sombras de Plata
November 20, 1984
February 16, 1986
El Avispón Negro
March 16, 1986
Tijuana, Baja California
April 3, 1992
April 9, 1993
July 18, 1993
El Nuevo Huracán Ramírez, Jr.
February 3, 2000
[Note 2 ]
September 28, 2007
[Note 3 ]
Monterrey, Nuevo León
July 5, 2008
Villano V Blue Panther
September 19, 2008
Diluvio Negro II
Monterrey, Nuevo León
December 18, 2008
[Note 4 ]
December 16, 2011
Blue Panther and
March 2, 2012
Homenaje a Dos Leyendas [Note 5 ] [8 ]
Averno Blue Panther
September 13, 2013
References [ edit ]
General sources - Championship Information
Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 389–402. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
General sources - Career
Luchas 2000 staff. "Luchas 2000". Blue Panther 30 Años: La Historia (in Spanish) ( Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V.). pp. 1–35. Especial 34.
^ Dark Angelita (September 18, 2014). "Al maestro con cariño: Feliz Cumpleaños Blue Panther.". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish) . Retrieved September 20, 2014.
^ a b c d "Statistics for Professional wrestlers". PWI Presents: 2008 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts (Kappa Publications). pp. 66–79. 2008 Edition.
^ a b c d e f g h i j "Blue Panther". Online World of Wrestling.
^ "Debutarán Dragon Lee, Black Panther y Cachorro en el CMLL". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). December 30, 2013 . Retrieved January 2, 2014.
^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (December 15, 2011). "Video: Blue Panther sí podrá luchar el próximo viernes en "Sin Piedad (in Spanish). "" SuperLuchas Magazine . Retrieved December 19, 2011.
^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (December 17, 2011). "Blue Panther gana la cabellera del Felino vía descalificación." (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine . Retrieved December 17, 2011.
^ a b Valdés, Apolo (March 3, 2012). "Blue Panther y Negro Casas rapados". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish) . Retrieved March 3, 2012.
^ "Reviven por una noche los Guerreros de la Atlantida". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). March 9, 2013 . Retrieved March 9, 2013.
^ "Atlantis y Ultimo Guerrero a la final del Torneo de Parejas Increíbles". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish). March 9, 2013 . Retrieved March 9, 2013.
^ a b Salazar López, Alexis A. (September 14, 2013). "Resultados Arena México Viernes 13 de Septiembre '13". (in Spanish). Archived from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre the original on September 14, 2013 . Retrieved September 14, 2013.
^ Valdés, Apolo (September 14, 2013). "Averno rapó con trampa a Blue Panther". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish) . Retrieved September 14, 2013.
^ PWI StaffPWI Staff (August 2008). "Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 - 2008: 313 Blue Panther". Pro Wrestling Illustrated (Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA: Sports and Entertainment publications LLC). p. 112. October 2008.
^ "C.M.L.L. World Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
^ "C.M.L.L. World Trios Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
^ Flores, Manuel (July 18, 2008). "Histórico de ganadores del torneo: La Gran Alternativa" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine . Retrieved September 5, 2009.
^ Enciclopedia staff (October 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Sombra de Plata (in Spanish) ( Mexico). p. 56. Tomo IV.
^ Enciclopedia staff (October 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Kendo (in Spanish) ( Mexico). p. 6. Tomo III.
Los Infernales ( MS-1, Pirata Morgan and El Satánico) Los Intocables (
Jaque Mate, Masakre and Pierroth, Jr.) Los Brazos (
El Brazo, Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata) La Nuevo Ola Blanca (
Dr. Wagner, Jr., Gran Markus, Jr., El Hijo del Gladiador) Los Chacales (
Bestia Salvaje, Emilio Charles, Jr. and Sangre Chicana)
Dos Caras, La Fiera and Héctor Garza
Emilio Charles, Jr., Rey Bucanero and El Satánico La Ola Azul (
Atlantis, Lizmark and Mr. Niebla)
Black Warrior, Blue Panther and Dr. Wagner, Jr.
Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner, Jr. and Fuerza Guerrera
Atlantis, Black Warrior and Mr. Niebla
Black Tiger III, Dr. Wagner, Jr. and Universo 2000
Black Warrior, El Canek and Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.
La Furia del Norte ( Héctor Garza, Tarzan Boy and El Terrible)
Los Guerreros de la Atlantida ( Atlantis, Tarzan Boy and Último Guerrero)
Los Perros del Mal ( Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila and Perro Aguayo, Jr.) Los Ángeles Rebeldes (
Héctor Garza, El Hijo del Fantasma and La Máscara) Los Guerreros Negros (
Atlantis, Negro Casas and Último Guerrero)
La Ola Amarilla ( Hiroshi Tanahashi, Okumura and Taichi) La Generación Dorada (
La Máscara, Máscara Dorada and La Sombra)
Los Hijos del Averno ( Averno, Ephesto and Mephisto) El Bufete del Amor (
Marco Corleone, Máximo and Rush) Los Estetas del Aire (
Máscara Dorada, Místico and Valiente)
Los Guerreros Laguneros ( Euforia, Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero) (current)
( Los Infernales MS-1, Pirata Morgan and El Satánico)
Los Brazos ( El Brazo, Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
Dos Caras, Villano III and Villano IV Kiss,
Ringo Mendoza and Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. Hombre Bala,
Jerry Estrada and Pirata Morgan
Los Destructores (Tony Arce, Emilio Charles, Jr. and Vulcano)
Black Terry, Jose Luis Feliciano and Shu El Guerrero
Los Arqueros del Espacio (El Arquero, Danny Boy and Lasser)
Los Thundercats (Leono, Panthro and Tigro)
Atlantis, Máscara Sagrada and Octagón
( Los Hermanos Dinamita Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 and Universo 2000)
Los Payasos (Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul and Coco Rojo)
Ángel Azteca, El Hijo del Santo and Super Muñeco
Los Destructores (Tony Arce, Rocco Valente and Vulcano)
Rey Misterio, Jr., Octagón and Super Muñeco
Blue Panther, Fuerza Guerrera and Psicosis
Blue Panther, Fuerza Guerrera and El Signo
Mr. Niebla, Olímpico and Safari
( Los Nuevo Infernales Averno, Mephisto and El Satánico)
La Familia de Tijuana ( Damián 666, Halloween and Nicho el Millonario)
El Felino, Safari and Volador, Jr.
( Pandilla Guerrera Doctor X, Nitro and Sangre Azteca)
Máximo, El Sagrado and El Texano, Jr.
( Los Perros del Mal Mr. Águila, Damián 666 and Halloween)
El Sagrado, La Sombra and Volador, Jr.
( Poder Mexica Sangre Azteca, Black Warrior and Dragón Rojo, Jr.)
Stuka, Jr., Metro and Máscara Dorada / Delta
Ángel de Oro, Diamante and Rush
( Los Invasores Olímpico, Psicosis and Volador Jr.)
Los Reyes de la Atlantida ( Atlantis, Delta and Guerrero Maya, Jr.)
Los Depredadores del Aire ( Black Warrior, Mr. Águila and Volador Jr.)
( Los Invasores Kraneo, Mr. Águila and Psicosis II)
La Máscara, Rush and Titán
( La Peste Negra El Felino, Mr. Niebla and Negro Casas) (Current)