Mocho Cota

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Mocho Cota
Birth name Manuel Cota Soto
Born June 5, 1954
Municipio del Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico
Died December 22, 2016(2016-12-22) (aged 62)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Mocho Cota
Billed height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Billed weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Trained by Releves López
Debut 1979

Manuel Cota Soto (June 5, 1954 – December 22, 2016) was a Mexican luchador, or professional wrestler best known under the ring name Mocho Cota. "Mocho" is Spanish for "mutilated", and Cota had lost two fingers. In his career, which began in 1979, he held both the Mexican National Welterweight Championship and the NWA World Welterweight Championship. He worked mainly for Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre / Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (EMLL / CMLL) throughout his career.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Manuel Cota made his professional wrestling debut in 1979, choosing to wrestle under the ring name "Mocho Cota", a name he would use for his entire career. On November 12, 1982, he won the Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) promoted Mexican National Welterweight Championship by defeating Talismán.[1] The title change set off a long running storyline feud between them that saw both men win Luchas de Apuestas against each other, seeing their opponents shaved bald after the matches.[2] Cota's Mexican Welterweight title reign lasted for 265 days until he lost to Chamaco Valaguez on August 4, 1983.[1] On January 27, 1984, he defeated Américo Rocca to win the NWA World Welterweight Championship.[3] He lost the title to Valaguez on July 26, 1984.[3] He died on December 22, 2016, aged 62.[4]

Personal life[edit]

His brother wrestles as Guero Cota and his two sons wrestle as Tigre Cota and Zayko. His son Zayko died on June 11, 2016.[5]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Mocho Cota (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event Unknown  
El Satánico (hair) Mocho Cota (hair) Mexico City, Mexico EMLL 47th Anniversary Show September 26, 1980 [7]
Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Mocho Cota (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event July 29, 1982  
Gran Cochisse (hair) Mocho Cota (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 25, 1983  
La Fiera and Mocho Cota (hair) Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 1, 1983  
Gran Cochisse (hair) Mocho Cota (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 9, 1983  
Mocho Cota (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 7, 1984  
Mocho Cota (hair) El Talismán (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 7, 1986 [2]
Sangre Chicana and Mocho Cota (hair) El Faraón and Talismán (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 7, 1986 [2]
Mocho Cota (hair) Kato Kung Lee (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 10, 1993  
Mocho Cota (hair) Chamaco Valaguez (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event March 29, 1994  
Negro Casas (hair) Mocho Cota (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event September 23, 1994  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b c "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Talismán (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. November 2007. p. 12. Tomo V. 
  3. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ "Falleció el luchador Mocho Cota". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. 
  5. ^ https://superluchas.com/2016/06/13/fin-de-semana-tragico-para-la-lucha-libre-mexicana-mueren-flor-de-loto-y-zayko/
  6. ^ "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). December 20, 2004. Especial 21. 
  7. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2010). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012.