La Fiera

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La Fiera
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Birth name Arturo Casco Hernández
Born (1961-03-17)March 17, 1961
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Died September 12, 2010(2010-09-12) (aged 49)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) La Fiera
Billed height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Billed weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Trained by Hércules Poblano
Debut April 1977

Arturo Casco Hernández (March 17, 1961 – September 12, 2010) was a Mexican luchador, or professional wrestler who was best known under the ring name La Fiera, which is Spanish for "The Beast". Hernández was a second generation wrestler, following in the footsteps of his father Hércules Poblano ("The Hercules from Puebla"). His brother wrestled as Ángel Poblano.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Fiera held the NWA World Welterweight Championship from October 23, 1981 when he defeated Lizmark for the title until July 18, 1982 when he lost the championship to Américo Rocca.[2] He would later hold the NWA World Middleweight Championship, defeating Gran Hamada on November 18, 1984, holding it until July 20, 1985 when he lost the belt to Chamaco Valaguez.[3] While his career slowed down by the 1990s due to age and injuries, he experienced a small comeback of sorts in 1996 when he teamed with Dos Caras and Héctor Garza to win the CMLL World Trios Championship from Bestia Salvaje, Emilio Charles, Jr. and Sangre Chicana. The team was forced to vacate the title in 1997 when Héctor Garza left the promotion.[4] La Fiera had been in semi-retirement since the early 2000s. During this final period of his career he wrestled only on a few select dates a year.

Death[edit]

He died on September 12, 2010 after being stabbed five times.[5]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Eddy Guerrero La Fiera Juarez, Chihuahua 1980s  
Hair La Fiera Cachorro Mendoza Mexico City, Mexico Unknown [6]
Hair Pirata Morgan La Fiera Unknown Unknown  
Hairs La Fiera and Mocho Cota Ringo Mendoza and Cachorro Mendoza Mexico City, Mexico July 1, 1983 [6]
Hair Satánico La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico September 16, 1983  
Hair El Faraón La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico February 23, 1986  
Hair La Fiera Babe Face Mexico City, Mexico 1986  
Hair Sangre Chicana La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico November 1987  
Hair Jerry Estrada La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico September 8, 1991  
Hair El Dandy La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico November 27, 1992  
Hair La Fiera Ángel Negro Guadalajara, Jalisco June 20, 1993  
Hair La Fiera Sangre Chicana Mexico City, Mexico July 2, 1993  
Hair Negro Casas La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico October 1, 1993 [7]
Hair Emilio Charles, Jr. La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico April 15, 1994  
Hair La Fiera Black Magic Mexico City, Mexico December 16, 1994  
Hair Sangre Chicana La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico March 17, 1995  
Hair La Fiera Kahoz Mexico City, Mexico June 1996  
Hair Silver King La Fiera Mexico City, Mexico March 21, 1997 [Note 1]
Hair La Fiera Bestia Salvaje Mexico City, Mexico August 29, 1997  

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Main event of the 1997 Homenaje a Salvador Lutteroth Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family affair". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 128–132. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "EMLL NWA World Middlweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ a b Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Trios Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  5. ^ "411mania.com: Wrestling – Various News: Lawler Closes Memphis Wrestling, Ochocinco Still Appearing on Raw, ROH Fans Get Refunds, More". www.411mania.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  6. ^ a b Flores, Manuel (May 25, 2009). "Los Hermano Mendoza – Ringo y Cachorro están de regreso". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 22–23. issue 316. 
  7. ^ Gutiérrez, Ana (July 13, 2009). "La Vision del Negro Casas". Fuergo en el Ring (in Spanish). Retrieved August 21, 2009.