César Curiel

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César Curiel
Birth name César Curiel
Born (1949-10-12) October 12, 1949 (age 68)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) César Curiel
Quazar
Billed height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Billed weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Trained by Diablo Velazco

César Curiel (born October 12, 1949) is a retired Mexican Luchador or professional wrestler who was active in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Curiel has three sons who are currently wrestling, Neutron, Steel Man and Cat Man.[1]

Early in Curiel's career, on December 25, 1979, he was involved in the death of wrestler José Vincent Ramos Estrada, known to the wrestling world under the ring name Sangre India. Curiel was teaming with El Vengador while Sangre India was teaming with Leo Lopez. During the match Curiel executed a drop kick, a move that supposed to knocked Sangre India out of the ring to the floor. During the fall to the floor Estrada's head and neck struck the apron before he tumbled uncontrollably to the ground. Estrada died shortly after the fall. Subsequently Lucha magazines ran a storyline that claimed that "it was dangerous to wrestle César Curiel", even though he was not at fault. In subsequent years magazines stopped claiming that Curiel was in any way responsible for the death.[2] It took a couple of years after the death for Curiel to truly shake the image of being "the most dangerous luchador".[3] On April 2, 1982, Curiel defeated El Faraón to win the NWA World Middleweight Championship.[4] Curiel's reign with the title lasted until October 25, 1982, when he lost the title to El Satánico.[4] In the mid-1980s Curiel began wrestling as the enmascarado (masked) character Quazar until June 24, 1988, when he lost a Lucha de Apuesta (bet match) to Mogur and had to unmask.[5]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Vick Amezcua (hair) César Curiel (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event Unknown  
Calavera I (hair) César Curiel (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event Unknown  
César Curiel (hair) Pirata Morgan (hair) Mexico City, Mexico {Live event August 31, 1980  
El Fantasma (mask) and César Curiel (hair) Rey Salomón (mask) and Índio Jerónimo (hair) Unknown Live event March 12, 1982 [6]
Ringo Mendoza, César Curiel and Rey Salomón (hair) Tony Benetto, Herodes and Adorable Rubí (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 10, 1982 [7]
Pirata Morgan (hair) César Curiel (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event April 24, 1983  
Enfermero, Jr. (hair) César Curiel (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 9, 1983 [8]
Mogur (mask) Quazar (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 24, 1988 [5]
Remo Banda (hair) César Curiel (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event April 1, 1990 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Brown, Kurt. "Kurt Brown looks at the tragic death of Sangre India". Figure 4 Wrestling. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "What's in a name". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 209–211. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b Enciclopedia staff (October 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". QUazar (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 61. Tomo III. 
  6. ^ Centinela, Teddy (March 12, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1982: David Morgan, campeón — Se presenta Atsushi Onita — El Fantasma y César Curiel ganan lucha de apuestas". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Centinela, Teddy (December 10, 2014). "En un día como hoy… Satánico y Sangre Chicana empatan en lucha de cabelleras". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ Enciclopedia staff (August 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Enfermero, Jr. (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 12. Tomo II. 
  9. ^ Enciclopedia staff (November 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Super Parka (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 5. Tomo V.