El Dandy

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El Dandy
Birth name Roberto Gutiérrez Frías
Born (1962-10-02) October 2, 1962 (age 51)[1]
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) El Dandy[1]
El rudo de los ojos verdes (The green-eyed rudo)[1]
Billed height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Billed weight 91 kg (201 lb)[1]
Trained by Diablo Velasco[1]
Pedro Anguiano[1]
Debut 1981[1]
Website
El Dandy on Myspace

Roberto Gutiérrez Frías (born October 2, 1962) is a Mexican professional wrestler who has had most of his success in Lucha libre as El Dandy throughout the 1990s.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

El Dandy was a mainstay with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, having feuds with major stars like Satánico, El Hijo del Santo, and Emilio Charles, Jr. He also had a run with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and, in the late 1990s, had a hand in training Amy Dumas, better known as Lita, of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fame. Dumas also served as Dandy's manager for a time.

During the majority of his career in WCW, Dandy was a rather low-card performer, one of many luchadors hired by the company to add some variety to its programs. Prior to a cruiserweight battle royal at Slamboree '98, Chris Jericho famously insulted several contenders, stating that Dandy was the winner of Lou Ferrigno lookalike contest. Later that year, Dandy was a member of the Latino World Order, a group of Mexican wrestlers led by Eddie Guerrero. Shortly after Guerrero's real-life car accident on New Year's Day, however, the group was forced to disband by the reformed nWo.

On the spring break edition of WCW Monday Nitro on March 22, 1999, Dandy took part in an 8-man tag team bout. Later on in the night, WCW Champion Ric Flair held a random drawing to decide a challenger for his title for the main event. Dandy held the winning number but had a bandaged arm from his earlier match. He instead gave the title shot to a highly popular fellow luchador, Rey Mysterio, Jr., who came close to winning but lost due to a biased referee in Charles Robinson.[2]

In 2000, Dandy briefly partnered with Silver King to form Los Fabulosos: the hottest men in Latin America. Stacy Keibler, having recently left Standards and Practices, managed the team and lead them to their first major victories in WCW.

Throughout his WCW career, however, Dandy was used as a preliminary wrestler and became somewhat of a cult figure after Bret Hart said "Who are you to doubt El Dandy?" during an interview where Gene Okerlund was asking about challengers for Hart's US Championship. Bret Hart has referred to El Dandy as "a jam up guy" and "a serious professional".

After leaving WCW, he went back to Mexico as part of Asistencia Asesoría y Administración but left a year later to work as an independent. In 2004, his match against L.A. Park was voted Box y Lucha's match of the year. El Dandy made a series of matches with his long time rival El Satanico to celebrate his retirement from the wrestling circle in 2014.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair El Dandy César Dantés Unknown Unknown  
Hair El Dandy Apolo Dantés Unknown Unknown  
Hair El Dandy Apolo Dantés Unknown Unknown  
Hair El Dandy Pirata Morgan Unknown Unknown  
Hair El Dandy Pirata Morgan Unknown Unknown  
Hair El Dandy El Satánico Unknown Unknown  
Hair/Mask El Dandy Caballero Rojo and Yanco Mexico City, Mexico 1982  
Hair El Dandy Caballero Rojo Mexico City, Mexico September 1982  
Hair El Dandy El Guerrero Acapulco, Guerrero February 2, 1983  
Hair El Dandy Dardo Aguilar Mexico City, Mexico May 29, 1983 Draw, both wrestlers lost their hair
Mask El Dandy Módulo Mexico City, Mexico July 31, 1983  
Hair El Dandy Módulo Mexico City, Mexico August 7, 1983  
Hair El Dandy Joel García Mexico City, Mexico December 14, 1983  
Hair El Dandy Javier Cruz Mexico City, Mexico October 26, 1984 Three way match that also included El Hijo del Santo
Hairs and Mask El Dandy, Fuerza Guerrera and Emilio Charles, Jr. Tony Arce, Vulcano & Lemús II Mexico City, Mexico July 1985
Hair El Dandy Gran Cochisse Mexico City, Mexico December 1085  
Hair El Dandy Javier Cruz Mexico City, Mexico August 31, 1986  
Hairs Los Misioneros de la Muerte
(El Signo, El Texano and Negro Navarro)
El Dandy, Talismán and Jerry Estrada Mexico City, Mexico September 5, 1986  
Hair El Dandy Aristóteles I Acapulco, Guerrero March 18, 1987  
Hair El Dandy Hombre Bala Unknown August 1987  
Hair El Satánico El Dandy Mexico City, Mexico October 1987  
Hairs El Dandy and Javier Cruz Rizado Ruiz and Rudy Reyna Acapulco, Guerrero May 4, 1988  
Hair El Dandy Bestia Salvaje Mexico City, Mexico October 2, 1988  
Hair El Dandy Emilio Charles, Jr. Mexico City, Mexico July 28, 989  
Hair El Dandy El Satánico Mexico City, Mexico December 14, 1990 At the 1990 Juicio Final[14]
Hair El Satánico El Dandy Mexico City, Mexico December 6, 1991  
Hair El Dandy El Satánico Mexico City, Mexico September 18, 1992  
Hair El Dandy La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico November 27, 1992  
Hair Emilio Charles, Jr. El Dandy Mexico City, Mexico October 29, 1993  
Hair El Dandy Babe Face Mexico City, Mexico August 1, 1996  
Hair El Dandy Chicago Express Mexico City, Mexico September 3, 1996  
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Dandy Mexico City, Mexico December 6, 1996 Three way match that also included Negro Casas
Hair Antifaz del Norte El Dandy Monterrey, Nuevo León September 17, 2000  
Hair El Dandy Brazo de Platino Cuernavaca, Morelos May 30, 2001  
Hair La Parka El Dandy Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas April 6, 2001 Three way match that also included Bestia Salvaje
Hair El Dandy Negro Navarro Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico State September 3, 2001  
Hair El Dandy El Enterrador Naucalpan, Mexico State February 14, 2002 Last two wrestlers in a ten man cage match
Hair Perro Aguayo, Jr. El Dandy Monterrey, Nuevo León 2004 Four way match that also included El Zorro and Hátor
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Dandy Tijuana, Baja California 2004  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "El Dandy profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "WCW Monday Nitro - Monday, 03/22/99". WCW Television, Pay Per View, and House Show Reports For 1999. DDT Digest. 1999-03-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Finishing Moves List". Other Arena. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  4. ^ a b c d World Championship Wrestling (1998-02-09). "El Dandy vs Juventud Guerrera". WCW Monday Nitro.
  5. ^ a b c d e World Championship Wrestling (1998-01-24). "Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo, Lizmark, Jr. & Chavo Guerrero, Jr. Vs Psicosis, La Parka, El Dandy & Silver King". WCW Souled Out.
  6. ^ a b World Championship Wrestling TNT (1998-04-06). "La Parka, Psichosis & El Dandy Vs. Tokyo Magnum, Nobunaga & Judo Suwa/Somusawa". WCW Monday Nitro.
  7. ^ a b c World Championship Wrestling, TNT (1999-05-24). "El Dandy Vs David Flair w/ Torrie Wilson, Ric Flair & Arn Anderson". WCW Monday Nitro.
  8. ^ World Championship Wrestling (1999-11-15). "$10,000 Piñata Match; Juventud Guerrera vs Psicosis vs El Dandy vs Silver King vs Villano". WCW Monday Nitro.
  9. ^ World Championship Wrestling (1998-05-25). "El Dandy vs Chris Jericho". WCW Monday Nitro.
  10. ^ a b World Championship Wrestling TNT (1999-03-21). "La Parka, Damien, Lizmark, Jr. & Super Calo vs. Silver King, El Dandy, Psychosis & La Cucharacha (Disco Inferno)". WCW Monday Nitro.
  11. ^ "Stacy Keibler's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  12. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: Copa de Oro 1994". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 398. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  13. ^ "W.W.A. Light Heavyweight Title (Mexico)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  14. ^ "EMLL Juicio Final 1990". CageMatch.net. December 14, 1990. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 

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