Chamaco Valaguez

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Chamaco Valaguez
Birth name Javier Prado Valaguez
Born (1957-02-19) February 19, 1957 (age 60)
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Chamaco Valaguez
Platino
Billed height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Billed weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Trained by Elfego Silva
Rafael Salamanca
Debut February 8, 1976

Javier Prado Valaguez is a retired Mexican Luchador, or professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Chamaco Valaguez (Spanish for "Kid Valaguez"). Valaquez also wrestle as the enmascarado (masked) character Platino, the original version until 1991 when someone else took over the character. Valaquez' two sons are also professional wrestlers working under the names Apolo Valaquez and Nosferatu.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Valaguez made his professional wrestling debut on February 8, 1976, wrestling as Chamaco Valaguez. By 1980 Valaguez became a regular for Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL), Mexico's largest and oldest professional wrestling promotion. On June 12, 1980, Valaguez won his first championship, defeating Rodolfo Ruiz to win the Mexican National Lightweight Championship.[1] Valaguez held the Lightweight title for close to 600 days, making numerous title defenses along the way. The title run really helped establish Valaquez as a promising wrestler, during his title run Valaguez used an elevated cradle neckbreaker move so frequently that it was named after him, being known as La Valagueza from then on. Valaguez vacated the Lightweight title when he moved up to the Welterweight division,[1] which in Mexico is between 70 kg (150 lb) and 78 kg (172 lb)[2] On August 4, 1983, Valaquez defeated Mocho Cota to win the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, a title he held for 357 days in total.[3] Valaguez defended the title on numerous occasions over the following year, until vacating it on July 26, 1984, when he won the NWA World Welterweight Championship from Mocho Cota.[3][4] Valaguez' run with the NWA Welterweight title was as successful as his run with the Mexican National Welterweight title, holding it and defending it for 359 days in total.[4] On July 20, 1985 Valaguez moved from the Welterweight division to the middleweight division (between 82 kg (181 lb) and 87 kg (192 lb)[2]) when he won the NWA World Middleweight Championship from La Fiera.[5] After winning the Middleweight title he vacated the Welterweight championship, making it the second title in a row he vacated because he won a higher ranking title.[3][4] After 302 days with the title Valaguez was defeated by Gran Cochisse and lost the championship.[4] In 1991 Valaguez adopted an enmascarado (masked) ring character called Platino, part of a trio called Los Metalicos, along with Oro and Bronce. Valaquez only played the part of Platino for under year before being replaced by a new Platino.[6] Valaguez' schedule reduced greatly through the 1990s, but he remained active until at least 2005.

In recent years Valaguez' two sons have begun wrestling; one of his sons initially wrestled as "Chamaco Valaguez, Jr." but in 2007 he changed his ring character to the enmascarado Nosferatu and is now a part of Los Infernales. Valaguez' other son wrestles as Apolo Valaguez.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Jaque Mate (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Mocho Cota (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event Unknown  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Gran Cochisse (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 1981  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Mocho Cota (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event July 29, 1982  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Jerry Estrada (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event January 23, 1983  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Africano Jr. (hair) Puebla, Puebla Live event July 24, 1983  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Ráfaga Moreno (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event July 29, 1984  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Impala (hair) Apatlaco, Mexico State Live event August 18, 1984  
Mocho Cota (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 7, 1984  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Guerrero Negro (hair) Unknown Live event March 1987  
Américo Rocca, Javier Llanes, Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Los Destructores (hair)
(Emilio Charles Jr., Tony Arce and Vulcano)
Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 31, 87  
Los Rangers del Norte (I and II) (hair) Américo Rocca and Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Unknown Live event 1990  
Javier Cruz (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event August 1, 1991  
Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 21, 1993 [Note 1]
Mocho Cota (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event March 29, 1994  
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Bestia Negra I (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event August 4, 2005  

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was a four-way match that also included Javier Cruz and Américo Rocca.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Lightweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 393. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b Arturo Montiel Rojas (August 30, 2001). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estado de Mexico" (PDF). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2009. Articulo 242: "Pluma 63 kilos / Ligero 70 kilos" 
  3. ^ a b c d Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA Welterweight Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  5. ^ a b Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "EMLL NWA World Middlweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  6. ^ "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Rey Cometa (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. September 2007. p. 50. Tomo III. 
  7. ^ "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). December 20, 2004. Especial 21.