Brazo de Oro (wrestler)

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Brazo de Oro
Born (1950-10-07) October 7, 1950 (age 66)
Mexico City , Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Brazo de Oro
El Hombre del Brazo de Oro
Billed height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Billed weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Billed from Mexico City, Mexico
Trained by Shadito Cruz
Felipe Hamm Lee
Debut September 5, 1975

Jesús Alvarado Nieves (born October 7, 1950) is a Mexican Luchador (professional wrestler) who works under the name Brazo de Oro (Spanish for "Arm of gold"). Alvarado currently works as a booker for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and as head of the wrestlers' union. Brazo de Oro is part of the Alvarado wrestling family, with his father Shadito Cruz siring Brazo de Plata, El Brazo, Brazo Cibernético, Super Brazo and Brazo de Platino. Brazo de Oro's son La Mascara is also a successful CMLL wrestler, as are his nephews Máximo and Psycho Clown. Additionally, Brazo de Oro was previously married to former CMLL World Women's Champion Lady Apache.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Alvarado made his debut as "Brazo De Oro" an Enmascarado (masked wrestler) who worked mainly in Tag team action with his brother who worked as Brazo de Plata ("Silver Arm") and in trios action with another brother known simply as El Brazo ("the arm"). Los Brazos, as they were billed, wrestled all over Mexico and made appearances for the Los Angeles based "NWA Hollywood Wrestling". While working for NWA Hollywood Oro and Plata won the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship from Chino Chou and the Kiss on November 7, 1981.[1] The brothers were also last holders of the Los Angeles version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship in 1982.[2]

Losing the masks[edit]

Over the years Brazo de Oro and his brothers competed in a large number of Luchas de Apuestas ("Bet fights") where they put their masks or hair on the line against their opponents. Los Brazo's most famous Luchas de Apuestas occurred on October 21, 1988 when Plato, Oro and El Brazo all placed their masks on the line in a match against another well known Lucha libre family, Los Villanos, in this case Villano I, Villano IV and Villano V. The match was the culmination of a long feud (Storyline) between the two families and saw all six wrestlers bleed profusely during the bout. In the end Los Villanos won the match forcing all three Brazos to unmask and reveal their real names as is tradition in these types of matches. Despite losing their masks Los Brazos remained successful in the ring winning various tag team and trios titles such as the UWA World Tag Team Championship,[3] UWA World Trios Championship,[4] WWA World Tag Team Championship[5] and the WWA World Trios Championship[6]

By the 1990s Los Brazos worked mainly for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) where Oro, Plato and El Brazo won the CMLL World Trios Championship from Los Infernales (Pirata Morgan, El Satánico and MS-1) on April 6, 1993. Los Brazos lost the titles to Dr. Wagner, Jr., Gran Markus, Jr. and El Hijo del Gladiador.[7] In the 1990s Brazo de Oro became the head of the wrestler's Union and also started working as a booker for CMLL. Brazo de Oro usuallyw works lower card matches and mainly appears for CMLL away from Arena México.

The Alvarado Family[edit]

The Alvarado wrestling family spans three generations starting with Shadito Cruz followed by his 6 sons and a third generation who have begun wrestling in recent years. Jesús Alvarado has a son who has followed in his footsteps working for CMLL as La Mascara.[8]

† = deceased

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shadito Cruz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lady Apache
 
Brazo de Oro
 
El Brazo
 
Brazo de Plata
 
 
Brazo Cibernético
 
Brazo de Platino
 
Súper Brazo
 
La Alimaña
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
La Mascara
 
 
 
 
 
 
El Brazo, Jr.
 
 
 
Maximo
 
Robin
 
 
 
 
 
Súper Brazo, Jr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Psycho Clown
 
 
India Sioux
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goya Kong
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Muñeca de Plata
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andros de Plata
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Brazo de Oro (hair) Roberto Paz (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Atila (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Frankenstein (mask) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Mohicano I (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Ringo Mendoza (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Dr. Wagner, Jr. (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Brazo de Oro (mask) Golden Rogers (mask) Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua Live event 1977 [Note 1]
Brazo de Oro (mask) El Texano (mask) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event December 4, 1977  
Los Brazos (mask)
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
El Migra I and El Migra II (mask) Unknown Live event 1978  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Águila Roja (hair) Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event January 29, 1978 [Note 2]
Los Brazos (mask)
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
Danny Grimaldo and Tauro (mask) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event February 21, 1979  
Los Brazos (mask)
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
Los Wrestling (I and II) (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 12, 1981 [9]
Los Brazos (mask)
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
Enfermero II and Flama Azul (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Live event August 22, 1982 [Note 3]
Brazo de Oro (mask) Orión (mask) Pachuca, Hidalgo Live event February 27, 1983  
Brazo de Oro (mask) Babe Face (hair) Live event August 1985  
Brazo de Oro (mask) Ultraman (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event September 3, 1987  
Los Villanos (masks)
(Villano I, Villano IV and Villano V)
Los Brazos (mask)
(El Brazo, Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event October 21, 1988 [10]
Brazo de Oro (hair) El Signo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event November 28, 1990  
El Hijo del Santo (mask) Brazo de Oro (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event January 13, 1991  
Sangre Chicana (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 19, 1992  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Troglodita (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 20, 1992  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Popitekus (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event November 6, 1993  
El Brazo (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 31, 1995 [Note 4]
Rambo (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event 1996  
Gran Markus, Jr. (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico 42. Aniversario de Arena México April 24, 1998 [11]
Los Brazos (hair)
(El Brazo de Oro and Brazo Cibernetico)
Las Bestias Negras (hair)
(Bestian Negra I, II and III)
Celaya, Guanajuato Live event April 22, 1999  
El Satánico (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event November 29, 1999  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Valentín Mayo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event May 11, 2000 [12]
El Signo (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Oaxaca, Oaxaca Live event February 11, 2001  
Negro Navarro (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico State Live event June 1, 2001  
Brazo de Oro (hair) Toro Salvaje (hair) Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas Live event December 2001  
Villano III (mask) Brazo de Oro (hair) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event August 8, 2002 [13]
Nitro (mask) Brazo de Oro (hair) Tlalnepantla, Mexico State Live event April 16, 2003 [Note 5]
Los Brazos (hair)
(Brazo de Oro and Super Brazo)
Bestial and Impacto (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event January 15, 2004  
Villano III (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Unknown Live event July 11, 2004 [Note 6][13]
Villano IV (mask) Brazo de Oro (hair) Acapulco, Guerrero Live event November 20, 2004 [Note 7]
Villano III (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Querétaro Live event January 3, 2006 [13]
Cesar Dántes (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event July 16, 2007 [Note 8]
Exterminador (hair) Brazo de Oro (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event December 7, 2007  

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brazo de Oro, El Hijo del Santo and Huracán Ramírez against Rogers and Atila and Saeta Azteca
  2. ^ Lost a Relevos suicidas vs. Senor Tormenta and Jungla Negra II.
  3. ^ Finals of a 24 man tournament
  4. ^ Triangle match that also included Brazo de Plata
  5. ^ Cage match with Pierroth, Jr., Violencia, Brazo de Oro, Jr. and Brazo de Plata.
  6. ^ Losers of a match a week earlier vs. Shocker and Perro Aguayo, Jr.
  7. ^ Los Brazos vs. Los Villanos cage match.
  8. ^ Cage match that also included Brazo de Platino, Super Brazo, Danger and Asesino Negro.

References[edit]

General sources - Championship Information
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 389–402. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
General sources - Career
  • Various (2005). "Los Brazo Familia Ejemplar / The Brazo a Model Family". Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. pp. 187–190. ISBN 968-6842-48-9. 
Specific
  1. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "CALIFORNIA: NWA Americas Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 296–297. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Los Angeles: World Tag Team title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 299. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO/JAPAN: UWA World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 399. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: UWA Trios Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 399. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  5. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: WWA Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 401. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  6. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: WWA Trios Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 401. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  7. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: EMLL CMLL Trios title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  8. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). Mondo Lucha a Go Go: the bizarre& honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling -- Chapter A family Affair. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 224–228. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  9. ^ Centinela, Teddy (July 12, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1966: Dr. Wagner rapa a Raúl Reyes… 1981: Torneo de la Muerte en el Palacio de los Deportes". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ Enciclopedia staff (July 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Brazo, Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata (in Spanish). Mexico. pp. 39–41. Tomo I. 
  11. ^ Lucha 2000 Staff (April 2006). "Arena México: 50 anos de Lucha Libre". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). Especial 28. 
  12. ^ "SLAM! Wrestling International -- 2000: The Year-In-Review Mexico". Slam Wrestling!. Canoe.ca. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c Luchas 2000 staff. "Luchas 2000". Villaño III y sus Victimas (in Spanish). Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V. pp. 24–27. Especial 30. 

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