La Parkita

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This article is about the original wrestler who worked as La Parkita. For the current Asistencia Asesoría y Administración version, see La Parkita (AAA).
La Parkita
La Parkita.jpg
La Parkita at a Chikara show in August 2007.
Birth name Alberto Perez Jiménez
Ring name(s) Gemelito Diablo
La Parkita
Mini Fresbee
Mini Nova
Ninjita de Fuego
Octagoncito
Payasito/Coquito Amarillo
Voladorcito
Billed height 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)
Billed weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Born (1975-05-15)May 15, 1975
Tetla de la Solidaridad, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Died June 29, 2009(2009-06-29) (aged 34)
Mexico City, Mexico
Trained by Espectrito
Debut 1990

Alberto Perez Jiménez (May 15, 1975 – June 29, 2009) was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado who worked in the Mini-Estrella division from 1990 until his death in 2009. Jiménez was best known under the ring name La Parkita, having used the name in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), the Mexican Independent circuit and Chikara in the United States. Alberto's brother and twin brother are also Mini-Estrella Luchadors under the names Espectrito and Espectrito II. On June 29, 2009 Alberto and his twin brother Alejandro were killed by prostitutes in Mexico City.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

After being trained by his older brother Mario, who wrestles as Espectrito, Alberto made his professional wrestling debut in 1990 as a Mini-Estrella named Gemelito Diablo. Working in the Mini division does not necessarily mean that Jiménez is a dwarf as several short wrestlers work in the "Mini" division.[1] Later on he wrestled as Voladorcito, a mini version of the wrestler Volador and even briefly wore the outfit of Octagoncito when the original Octagoncito was unable to wrestle.

In 1992 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL) head booker Antonio Peña left the promotion to create his own promotion, Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). In CMLL Peña had been instrumental in the creation of the Mini-Estrellas division and immediately started a Minis division in AAA as well, consisting of several CMLL Minis and a crew of new Minis signed on AAA's creation.[2] One of these signees was Alberto Jiménez, through the recommendation of his brother Mario who worked for AAA at the time. Jiménez was given the gimmick of La Parkita, a Mascota (Miniature version) of the popular wrestler La Parka, complete with a skeleton mask and body suit. Later on Jiménez began doing double duty, working some nights as La Parkita and other nights as Payasito Amarillo, forming a trio with Payasito Rojo and Payasito Azul to form the trio Los Payasitos a mini version of the rudo (bad guy or heel) trio of clowns called Los Payasos. On June 10, La Parkita was one of the 13 Minis who participated in the main event of Triplemanía III-A, a multi-man Luchas de Apuestas, or bet match, where each participant put their mask on the line. La Parkita managed to save his mask while Payasito Rojo was unmasked after the match.[3] Eight days later La Parkita was on the losing side of an eight-mini match at Triplemanía III-B; the match saw the team of Torerito, Super Muñequito, Octagóncito and Mascarita Sagrada defeat La Parkita, Espectrito I, Espectrito II and Fuercita Guerrera.[4] A year later the Jiminez brothers lost to Máscarita Sagráda, Jr., Super Muñequito and Mini Frisbee at Triplemanía IV-C.[5]

Jiménez left AAA, being fired for missing too many shows. Peña gave the La Parkita to another wrestler but Jiménez kept working as La Parkita on the Mexican Independent circuit, although he never regularly worked for one single promotion after leaving AAA.

Personal life[edit]

Alberto Perez Jiménez is the twin brother of Alejandro Jiminez who was best known under the ring name Espectrito II or Espectro, Jr. Alberto and Alejandro's older brother Mario is also a wrestler known primarily as Espectrito.

Death[edit]

Albert Jiminez, along with his twin brother Alberto Alejandro (also a professional midget wrestler under the name of Espectrito II), were found murdered on June 29, 2009. It was reported that the two brothers checked into a hotel after a Sunday night show. Allegedly two female prostitutes approached the wrestlers, and were invited back to their hotel room. There the two women spiked the men's drinks with what was believed to be eye drops mixed with alcohol.[6] The drinks were intended to knock the men out, but they died instead, perhaps due to their small stature. The prostitutes were allegedly part of a group called La Filtracion.[7][8] On July 22, 2009 it was reported that the Mexican police had arrested one of the two women suspected in the death of the Jiminez twins. Police traced the whereabouts of the woman by tracking one of the Jiminez' twins cell phones which she used. The woman admitted to going to the hotel room with the Jiminez twins but denied being involved in their death.[7] On August 12, 2009 Mexican police tracked down the second supspect in Hidalgo and arrested her. She admitted to being at the crime scene but maintained that it was her accomplice who administered the drugs that killed Alejandro and Alberto Jiminez.[9] The two women were later found guilty and, on July 12, 2010, sentenced to 47 years in prison.[10]

Not to be confused with[edit]

While Alberto Jiménez was the first wrestler to use the "La Parkita" ring character at least two other wrestlers have used the name in AAA after Alberto left the promotion.

  • La Parkita II – The wrestler that took over after Alberto Jiménez, currently wrestles as the second version of Octagoncito
  • La Parkita III – The current version of La Parkita, having played the part since 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "You ain't seen nothing yet: the minis". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizare & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 209—212. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  2. ^ Ocampo, Ernesto (October 7, 2006). "El fin de una era: Adiós a Antonio Peña". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 182. Retrieved October 14, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion TripleMania". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion TripleMania". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion TripleMania". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ Aldren, Mike (July 2, 2009). "Midget wrestlers dead after hooker romp". The Sun. Retrieved August 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Mexican midget wrestlers arrest.". BBC News. July 22, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2009. 
  8. ^ Rodriquez, Salvador (July 1, 2009). "Hallan en hotel a La Parkita y Espectrito II muertos" (in Spanish). Récord.co.mx. Retrieved August 2, 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ Ocampo, Jorge (August 12, 2009). "Capturadas las dos presuntas responsables de la muerte de La Parkita y Espectrito II". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved August 19, 2009. 
  10. ^ Martínez, Fernando (July 12, 2010). "Sentencian a 47 años a asesinas de mini luchadores". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved July 13, 2010. 

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