Tony Salazar

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Tony Salazar
Birth name Antonio Salazar Gómez
Born (1949-01-15) January 15, 1949 (age 65)
Mexico City, Mexico
Resides Mexico City, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Tony Salazar
Señor Tormenta
El Nene
Ulises
Billed height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Billed weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Trained by Raul Romero
Alejandro de Alba
Loco Hernández
Debut February 7, 1965
Retired 1990s

Antonio Salazar Gómez, (born January 15, 1949) is a retired Mexican Luchador, or professional wrestler who currently works as the ring announcer for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL) Sunday shows in Arena Coliseo. He is best known under the ring name Tony Salazar, although he has also competed as Señor Tormenta, El Nene and the masked Ulises during his wrestling career. In his career he has held the NWA World Middleweight Championship twice, and the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship once.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Tony Salazar made his professional wrestling debut in 1965 and soon after began working regularly for Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre, the world's oldest and Mexico's largest wrestling promotion.[1] On August 13, 1978 Tony Salazar defeated Ringo Mendoza to win the NWA World Middleweight Championship, holding the title until February 3, 1979 when Mendoza regained it.[2] Salazar would have an additional reign as Middleweight champion in 1981 when he won it from Sangre Chicana on January 18 and lost it back to Chicana on March 13, 1981.[2] The following month Salazar defated Alfonso Dantés to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship, the most prestigious title promoted in Mexico at the time.[3] Salazar's run with the Light Heavyweight title lasted for almost a year until American David Morgan won it on March 22, 1982.[3] Following his title loss Salazar worked as the enmascarado character Ulíses for some years, retiring in the early 1990s.[4]

Tony Salazar is currently the ring announcer for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's (CMLL; Previously known as EMLL) Sunday night shows in Arena Coliseo in Mexico City, Mexico as well as working behind the scenes as one of the people responsible for putting the shows together every Sunday.

Family[edit]

Tony Salazar is the father of CMLL wrestler Magnus, the uncle of WWE wrestler Sin Cara, as well as Argenis, Argos and Astro Boy. He is the brother-in-law of their father who wrestled as Dr. Karonte.[5]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Tony Salazar Cacique Mara Mexico City, Mexico March 19, 1976  
Hair Tony Salazar Ringo Mendoza Mexico City, Mexico August 20, 1978  
Hairs El Faraón and Águila India Sangre Chicana and Tony Salazar Mexico City, Mexico 1979  
Hair Tony Salazar Bruno Victoria Mexico City, Mexico August 16, 1980  
Hair Perro Aguayo Tony Salazar Mexico City, Mexico September 17, 1982 [6]
Hair Tony Salazar Coloso Colosetti Mexico City, Mexico April 22, 1983  
Hair Tony Salazar Herodes Mexico City, Mexico September 18, 1983  
Hair Tony Salazar Coloso Colosetti Mexico City, Mexico October 3, 1983  
Hair Tony Salazar, Americo Rocca and Ringo Mendoza El Signo, El Texano and Negro Navarro Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 1986  
Hair Pirata Morgan Tony Salazar Mexico City, Mexico September 18, 1987  

References[edit]

  1. ^ Various (2005). "Los Lutteroth / the Lutteroths". Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. pp. 20–27. ISBN 968-6842-48-9. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 389. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ Enciclopedia staff (November 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Ulíses". Romano (in Spanish) (Mexico City, Mexico). p. 23. Tomo V. 
  5. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family affair". Mondo Lucha a Go Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 128–132. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  6. ^ Lucha 2000 staff (May 2008). "Perro Aguayo y sus Victimas". Lucha 2000 Magazine (in Spanish). pp. 12–15. Especial 30.