|Birth name||Armando Guerrero Llanes|
|Born||June 9, 1950|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Mando Guerrero|
|Billed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Billed weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)|
|Trained by||Gory Guerrero|
Armando Guerrero Llanes (born June 9, 1950), better known as Mando Guerrero, is a retired Mexico-born United States professional wrestler. He also was the trainer for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, an all-female professional wrestling promotion. He is a member of the Guerrero family.
Professional wrestling career
Mando is believed to have started wrestling in 1971, teaming alongside his brother Chavo Guerrero Sr. He worked mostly in Los Angeles for NWA Hollywood Wrestling and in 1977, began working for Big Time Wrestling in San Francisco. In 1980, he made his first tour of Japan for New Japan Pro Wrestling. In 1988, he teamed with his brothers Hector and Chavo for the AWA. There they unsuccessfully challenged for the AWA World Tag Team Championship against Badd Company. In the early 1990s, alongside his brothers, they wrestled in the UWA and EMLL. In 1992, he took on the persona of El Psicopata for AAA. In 1994, he competed at UWF Blackjack Brawl for the UWF Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Movie stuntman career
Guerrero began a career as a Hollywood stuntman in 1977. Gene LeBell suggested Guerrero work as a stuntman after meeting him at his brother Mike LeBell's wrestling promotion. After spending three years as a movie extra, Guerrero began working in stunts. His credits include Miracles (1986), Red Surf (1990), Eve of Destruction (1991), Falling Down (1993), Steal Big Steal Little (1995), My Giant (1998), Critical Mass (2000), Picking Up the Pieces (2000), Submerged (2000), and The Shrink Is In (2001). Guerrero was also hired as a stunt coordinator and choreographer for wrestling scenes in movies.
Before entering professional wrestling and stunt work, Guerrero worked in construction and retail sales. He attended the University of Texas El Paso for two years, where he took drama classes. He also attended Rancho Santiago College and Orange Coast College, where he took classes in TV production. Mando Guerrero is the second oldest son of Gory Guerrero and the brother of Chavo Guerrero, Sr., Héctor Guerrero and Eddie Guerrero. His nephew, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., also wrestles. Mando Guerrero was married. Mando Guerrero has a son, Eduardo Guerrero, named after his brother Eddie Guerrero.
Championships and accomplishments
- 50th State Big Time Wrestling
- All-California Championship Wrestling
- International Wrestling Federation
- NWA Hollywood Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him # 372 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003
- Southwest Championship Wrestling
- UWC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hector Guerrero
- Western States Alliance
- WSA Western States Championship (1 time) - with Hector Guerrero
- World Wrestling Association
- "Mando Guerrero profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
- Oliver, Greg (January 11, 2007). "Size never held Mando Guerrero down". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- Oliver, Greg (April 13, 2000). "'Slop' matches haven't stopped Ivory". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "Mando Guerrero". Cagematch. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
- Guerrero, Eddie. Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story, p. 18.
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Guerrero, Eddie (2005). Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7434-9353-2.