Jesús Castillo Jr.

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Jesús Castillo Jr.[1]
Birth name Jesús Daniel Castillo Ortiz Jr.
Born (1962-07-15) July 15, 1962 (age 55)
Puerto Rico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Jesús Castillo Jr.
Huracan Castillo Jr.
El Merenguero
El Macaracachimba
El Olimpico
Billed height 5'10 (1.78 m) [2]
Billed weight 215 lb. (98 kg) [2]
Debut 1984

Jesús Daniel Castillo Ortiz Jr. (born July 15, 1962) is a professional wrestler, and son of a professional wrestler, best known in his native Puerto Rico as Huracan Castillo. He competed in the World Wrestling Federation as a member of the Hispanic stable Los Boricuas in the late 1990s.[3]

Castillo has wrestled most of his career in Puerto Rico working for the World Wrestling Council, Americas Wrestling Federation, International Wrestling Association, New Wrestling Stars, and All Japan Pro Wrestling as the masked El Olimpico. He is the son of Pedro Castillo, known as "Huracan Castillo", a wrestler who fought in Canada, Japan, the United States and Puerto Rico in the 1970s.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Castillo got his start wrestling in 1984 as a jobber as Huracan Castillo Jr. and later teamed with Miguel Perez as the Puerto Rican Express winning the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship three times and the WWC World Tag Team Championship one time. In 1989 Castillo and Pérez teamed The Caribbean Express (Daniel Castillo & Jose Pérez) in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

In 1991, Castillo turned heel on his partner Miguel Perez. Castillo took Monster Ripper as his manager and fought with Perez until Castillo went to the Americas Wrestling Federation AWF and became the AWF World Heavyweight Champion. After the death of his father, Huracan Castillo Sr. in 1993, Castillo took a small break from wrestling but returned to the World Wrestling Council. He then began fighting with Carlos Colon, Invader I and Ray Gonzalez. Became a babyface again after an incident when "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert burned Castillo with a fireball to the face.

In 1997, Castillo made his move to the World Wrestling Federation as a member of the Los Boricuas stable, which was led by Savio Vega. Castillo mainly competed in tag team matches with other members of the group José Estrada Jr., Miguel Pérez, and leader Savio Vega. In summer 1998, Castillo became a jobber, competing on Shotgun, losing to superstars; featuring a young Edge, X-Pac and Dan Severn. He competed in SuperAstros as El Merenguero until the show went off the air in August 1999 and left the company.

After being released by the WWF Castillo join the newly formed International Wrestling Association (IWA) in Puerto Rico and reunited with Los Boricuas Savio Vega and Miguel Perez. During this time Castillo began to use the Hardcore wrestling style and often used the ring bell against his opponents.

Castillo made a return to WWC in 2006 and formed a tag team with Chris Joel, and has held the WWC World Tag Team Championship as a member of the Starr Corporation.

He has formed a tag team with Rico Suave and formed "La Evolucion Hardcore" (or The Hardcore Evolution) due to the hardcore wrestling style of these two wrestlers.

On November 2012 he is wrestling in Puerto Rico's PRWA as he is the general manager of PRWA and the current PRWA World Heavyweight Champion, having defeated Joseph RPM in the finals.

Castillo has a son AJ Castillo who is the first third generation wrestler in Puerto Rico. On November 2012 Huracan Castillo teamed for the first time with his son AJ Castillo against the father and son team of Barrabas and Barrabas Jr.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Action Wrestling Associated
  • AWA Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • Americas Wrestling Federation
  • AWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[4]
  • AWF Americas Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[5]
  • Puerto Rico Wrestling Association
  • PRWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

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