June 24, 1958 |
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Chicky Starr
El Golden Boy
El Rey de la Lucha Libre
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Billed weight||218 lb (99 kg)|
|Billed from||Vega Baja, Puerto Rico|
Professional wrestling career
Starr formed a tag team with Antonio Pantojas known as the Peron Brothers for Stampede Wrestling in Canada. They wrestled as fan favorites in the early 1980s. Starr often wrestled as a mid-card wrestler and in the opening matches at house shows.
From 1984 to mid 1985, Starr performed in San Antonio's Southwest Championship Wrestling (SCW). On September 9, 1984 he and Brett Sawyer won the SCW Southwest Tag Team Championship from The Fabulous Blonds (Eric Embry and Dan Greer) but dropped the belts back to The Fabulous Blonds on October 9. Starr also won the SCW Southwest Junior Heavyweight Championship from Embry, but later lost it to Ron Sexton.
World Wrestling Council
In late 1985, Starr appeared in Puerto Rico]s World Wrestling Council (WWC). He became a villain when he accused his mentor El Invader #1 of holding him back. Starr challenged Invader #1 to a match, during which he attacked his mentor with a steel chair. Starr and Invader #1 feuded from the mid 1980s through the early 1990s. They competed in a "Retirement vs. Hair" match won by Invader #1 at the 1987 WWC Anniversary card. This feud ended in 1991 when Starr left the WWC to start a new promotion called the American Wrestling Federation (AWF) with Hercules Ayala, former WWC announcer Hugo Savinovich and Gloria Uribe.
Starr also became a manager and in early 1986, starting a faction initially known as El Club Deportivo (The Sports Club). He recruited Victor Rodriguez as his bodyguard. He also managed his kayfabe cousin Ron Starr. Other members of his group were Abdullah the Butcher, Al Perez, Sadistic Steve Strong, and Manny Fernandez. They feuded with El Invader #1 and Carlos Colon. In 1988, Starr defeated Rufus R. Jones to win the King of Wrestling crown.
The feud with Invader #1 resumed in 1997 when Starr returned to WWC. He teamed with Invader #2 who had turned against Invader #1 earlier that year. Starr briefly made an alliance with Invader #1 that only lasted a couple of weeks before they started feuding again. The same year, Starr created a new alliance called Starr Corporation with Victor the Bodyguard Rodriguez and Angel Rodriguez. Starr merged Starr Corporation with Ray Gonzalez's Familia del Milenio in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
In the International Wrestling Association (IWA), the Starr Corporation was composed of Pain, Víctor The Bodyguard Rodriguez, Angel Rodriguez, Shane The Glomour Boy, AAA/TNA Mesias Ricky Banderas and Dutch Mantell. They feuded with Savio Vega, Los Malcriaos (Miguel Perez, Jr. and Huracan Castillo, Jr.). Starr and Victor the Bodyguard Rodriguez also wrestled as a tag team version of Starr Corporation and were IWA Tag Team Champions.
Starr's oldest son is Puerto Rican boxer José Laureano who won a silver medal at the 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games. Starr owns his own a brand of coquito that he sales during Christmas called "Coquito Chickystariano".
Championships and accomplishments
- International Wrestling Association
- World Wrestling Council
- WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Ángelo Rivera (1) and Leo Burke (1)
- WWC North American Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Ron Starr
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WWC Television Championship (1 time)
- WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- WWC World Tag Team Championship (7 times) - with Ron Starr (2), Victor the Bodyguard (1), Huracán Castillo (3) and Alex Montalvo (1)
- Southwest Championship Wrestling
- Universal Wrestling
- Universal Wrestling Puerto Rico Tag Team Championship (unknown times) - with El Profe
- Profile at Online World Of Wrestling