José Aarón Alvarado Nieves

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José Aarón Alvarado Nieves
Birth name José Aarón Alvarado Nieves[1]
Born May 9, 1966[1]
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Died October 27, 1999(1999-10-27) (aged 33)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Átomo/Super Átomo
Brazo Cibernético
Brazo de Bronce
Brazo del Futuro
El Arquero
Robin Hood
Tortuguillo Kareteka II
Billed height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[1]
Billed weight 92 kg (203 lb)[1]
Trained by Brazo de Oro[1]
Debut December 15, 1979[1]

José Aarón Alvarado Nieves (May 9, 1966 – October 27, 1999) was a Mexican luchador, or masked professional wrestler best known under the ring names Robin Hood, El Arquero and Brazo Cibernético. José Aarón Alvarado was a part of the extensive Alvarado wrestling family that was founded by his father Shadito Cruz and includes Alvarado's five brothers as well as a large number of third generation wrestlers. Most of the wrestlers in the Alvarado family is using or has used a ring name with the word "Brazo" ("Arm") in it at some point in their career. He died from an infection.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

José Aarón Alvarado was the fourth out of six sons of Shadito Cruz to become professional wrestlers, trained by his oldest brother Jesús Alvarado Nieves (better known under the ring name "Brazo de Oro"; Golden Arm) and made his debut on December 15, 1979 under the ring name Sputnik.[2][3]

Robin Hood / Arquero (1980s–1990s)[edit]

In the early 1980s José Aarón Alvarado decided to adopt a new ring identity but decided to not use the "Brazo" name invoked by his older brothers that worked as Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata and El Brazo instead creating the masked character "Robin Hood" after the fictional folk hero. In the early 1980s Robin Hood teamed up with Pequeño Solín to win the Mexico City-based Distrito Federal Tag Team Championship[4] On March 29, 1984 Robin Hood defeated Frayle Pop in a Luchas de Apuestas, or bet match, forcing Frayle Pop to unmask. At the time it was not revealed that Frayle Pop was in fact José Alvarado's younger brother Martín Alvarado.[5][6] Over the years Robin Hood began teaming with two other lightweight wrestlers known as Danny Boy and Lasser. The three formed a trio known as Los Arqueros del Espacio ("The Space Archers") and worked as a regular trio in and around Mexico City. The three won the Distrito Federal Trios Championship at one point in time.[7] Lost Arqueros became regular workers for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in the late 1980s. By 1990 Los Arqueros became involved in a long-running storyline feud against another trio called Los Temerarios ("The Terrors"), Black Terry, Jose Luis Feliciano and Shu el Guerrero. Los Arqueros won the Mexican National Trios Championship from Los Temerarios on January 21, 1990 as another chapter of their feud unfolded.[8][9] The following month Shu El Guerrero defeated Robin Hood in a Luchas de Apuestas match, forcing him to unmask.[5] Following the mask loss Alvarado would at times wrestle as "El Arquero" ("The Archer") when teaming with Danny Boy and Lasser. As part of their feud with Los Temerarios the teams met in a three-on-three Luchas de Apuestas match that left Arquero, Danny Boy and Lasser shaved bald as a result of losing the match.[10] Los Arqueros lost the Mexican National Trios Championship on August 17, 1990 when they were defeated by Los Thundercats (Leono, Panthro and Tigro).[8][9]

Other ring characters (1990s)[edit]

Following the hair loss and the loss of the Trios title Los Arqueros Alvarado began working under different names and for different promotions. In 1991 he started to work for the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) as Tortuguillo Kareteka II (Karate Turtle II; characters inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic book and cartoon), Alvarado teamed up with three other Tortuguillo Karetekas and wrestled on a series of UWA shows in 1991 and 1992. Due to him being mask he was able to still make occasional appearances as Robin Hood at the time. Later one he started working for CMLL as Átomo or sometimes Super Átomo while still working as a masked turtle in the UWA.[1] Once the Tortuguillo Karetekas were abandoned by the UWA he adopted the riing name "Brazo de Bronce" (Bronce Arm), to team up with his two younger brothers who began working as Súper Brazo and Brazo de Platino ("Platinum Arm") as they wrestle as Los Nuevo Brazos.[6] He also briefly worked as "Brazo de Futuro" ("The Arm of the Future") in CMLL during 1992. In 1992 CMLL booker Antonio Peña left EMLL to form Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) with Alvarado being one of the wrestlers that joined him, primarily as a trainer in Gimnasio Felipe Ham Lee where AAA rookies trained. In 1994 he travelled to Japan to work a series using the "Robin Hood" ring name, often wrestling with or against his brothers Brazo de Platino and Súper Brazo. While in Japan he briefly held the Universal Wrestling Federation's Super Middleweight Championship.[5]

Brazo Cibernético (1996–1999)[edit]

In 1996 Alvarado adopted another ring character, this time as the masked Brazo Cibernético ("Cybernetic Arm") as he started working for Promo Azteca, an affiliate of AAA. In Promo Azteca he would often team with his brothers, working trios matches on the mid-card. On August 3, 1997 Alvarado lost a Luchas de Apuestas match to Taurus and was forced to unmask.[1] In 1998 he began working for International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) as well as a number of other Mexican Independent promotions. On April 21, 1999 Brazo Cibernético, El Brazo and Brazo de Oro defeated Los Bestias Negras (I, II and III) in a trios Luchas de Apuestas match and thus forced all three Bestia Negras to have their hair shaved off after the match.


José Aarón Alvarado Nieves died from what was described as an "acute infection" on October 27, 1999 with no prior indicators of any health issues.[1][2][3]

The Alvarado family[edit]

The Alvarado wrestling family spans three generations starting with Shadito Cruz followed by his 6 sons and a third generation of wrestlers that started working in the late 1990s.[3] One of José Aarón Alvarado's sons is currently working for CMLL as Robin (originally "Robin Hood, Jr."). There is currently someone wrestling as "Brazo Cibernético, Jr." and sometimes only "Brazo Cibernético" on the independent circuit, but it remains unconfirmed how that person is related to the Alvarado family, only that he indeed is a member of the family.[11]

† = deceased

Shadito Cruz
Ana Nieves †
Lady Apache
Brazo de Oro
El Brazo
Brazo de Plata
Brazo Cibernético †
Brazo de Platino
Super Brazo
La Alimaña
La Máscara
El Brazo Jr.
Super Brazo Jr.
Psycho Clown
India Sioux
Brazo Cibernético II
Carta Brava Jr.
Goya Kong

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Robin Hood (mask) Frayle Pop (mask) Unknown Live event March 29, 1984 [5][6]
Shu El Guerrero (mask) Robin Hood (mask) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event February 4, 1990 [5]
Los Temerarios (hair)
(Black Terry, Jose Luis Feliciano and Shu el Guerrero)
Los Arqueros (hair)
(Robin Hood, Danny Boy and Lasser)
Unknown Live event Unknown [10]
Taurus (mask) Brazo Cibernético (mask) Cancún, Quintana Roo Live event August 3, 1997 [1]
Los Brazos (hair)
(El Brazo, Brazo de Oro and Brazo Cibernético)
Los Bestias Negras (hair)
(Bestia Negra I, II and III)
Celaya, Guanajuato Live event April 21, 1999 [1]


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