Pablo Marquez

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Pablo Márquez
Birth name Pablo Márquez
Born June 4[1]
Quito, Ecuador[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Abu
Babu
PABLO
Pablo Márquez
El Puerto Riqueño
Ubas
Billed height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Billed weight 83 kg (183 lb)[1]
Trained by Larry Sharpe[1]
Debut 1992[1]

Pablo Márquez (born 1973) is an Ecuadorian professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances in the United States throughout the 1990s, including stints with Extreme Championship Wrestling under his birth name and under the ring names El Puerto Riqueño and Ubas and with the World Wrestling Federation as Babu.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (1992–1995)[edit]

Márquez was trained to wrestle in the United States by Larry Sharpe. He made his debut on the independent circuit in 1992.[1]

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1995–1999)[edit]

Marquez started apperaring on ECW shows in 1995 under the ring name of El Puerto Riqueño (some sources list him as El Puerto Ricano). He challenged for the ECW Television Championship on several occasions, but he was not able to win the belt.[2] He appeared at several major shows; his first major appearance was a loss to Stevie Richards at November to Remember 1995.[3] The following month, he competed at December to Dismember 1995, losing to Taz, and Holiday Hell 1995, where he lost to Bruiser Mastino.[4][5] He wrestled at three major ECW shows in 1996, losing to Spiro Greco at CyberSlam 1996, wrestling to a no contest against Super Nova at Hostile City Showdown 1996, and losing to Louie Spicolli at Heat Wave 1996.[6][7][8] In 1997, he started to wrestle under his real name. Also during his ECW run, he competed under the name Ubas. During his run, he appeared on ECW Hardcore TV, and also appeared on some of ECW's feature shows. He left ECW when he was signed by WWF.

World Wrestling Federation (1997, 1998, 1999)[edit]

Pablo Márquez was briefly part of the WWF's fledgeling Light Heavyweight division, wrestling two matches against Taka Michinoku in late 1997 and early 1998. He re-debuted on the August 16, 1998 episode of Sunday Night Heat under the name of "Abu" (later "Babu"). His gimmick was that of a manservant to Tiger Ali Singh.[9] He was often seen doing degrading things for Singh. Although most of his stint in WWF was in a non-wrestling role, he did have a televised match on the December 6, 1998 edition of WWE Sunday Night Heat. He teamed with Tiger Ali Singh to wrestle Kurrgan and Luna Vachon, with the match ending in a no-contest.[10] He also wrestled on a 1998 edition of Shotgun when he was ordered by Singh to compete against Goldust in a losing effort.

Independent circuit (1999–present)[edit]

After he was released from the WWF, Márquez worked for a number of wrestling promotions. On Feb. 2, 1997 Marquez defeats Bodacious Pretty Boy in Baltimore, MD. for Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation. He went back to ECW, appearing twice on their TV shows. On the January 2, 1999 edition of ECW's Hardcore TV, Marquez lost to Yoshihiro Tajiri. He also appeared on ECW on TNN on December 17, 1999 wrestling Super Calo and Hidaka in a three way match. That match ended in a no-contest.[11]

He also worked for Jersey All Pro Wrestling under his real name. He competed there from 1999 to 2000 and was part of a group known as The "New Freebirds" with Don Montoya and Reckless Youth.[12]

In 2003 and 2004, he wrestled for World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico and won their World Junior Heavyweight Championship three times.[13] From 2005 to 2006, Marquez wrestled in the Puerto Rican wrestling promotion International Wrestling Association.[14]

Marquez currently wrestles, and teaches for the Main Event Training Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His first major storyline in CCW began when he got involved in a kayfabe fight confrontation between Cash Money Alex G, the head trainer of CCW's Bodyslam University, training facility, and several female graduates of the training program. When Alex G attacked the women, Marquez defended them, offering to train them himself.[15] He also challenged Alex G to a match on September 29, 2007, in which he defeated Alex G.[16]

Marquez was the referee for the Ultimate Warrior vs Orlando Jordan match in NWE Spain in 2008.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Marquez stated in a 1998 interview for the World Wrestling Federation's website that he had committed a crime in his home of Ecuador in 1991.[19] In 1999, he was detained for three days in Newark, New Jersey when he was unable to prove his citizenship when entering the United States from Ecuador, but he was released without charges.[19]

Marquez has been involved with training several wrestlers. He helped some new talent in CCW, such as JT Flash, Kaotic Romeo Razel Quevedo, and Dirty White Boy.[15] In addition, he and Super Crazy were the trainers for IWA Puerto Rico wrestler Cruzz.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Pablo Marquez". Cagematch.net. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "ECW Arena Results: 1996". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  3. ^ "ECW November to Remember Cards". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  4. ^ "December to Dismember 1995". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  5. ^ "ECW Holiday Hell". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  6. ^ "ECW CyberSlam". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  7. ^ "ECW Hostile City Showdown". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Heat Wave". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  9. ^ "Wrestler Profiles: Tiger Ali Singh". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  10. ^ "WWF Sunday Night heat Archives: 1998". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  11. ^ "ECW on TNN Archives". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  12. ^ "2000 Event Results". Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  13. ^ a b "WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  14. ^ "IWA Results: IWA (Puerto Rico)". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  15. ^ a b "CCW News: Say It Isn't So". Coastal Championship Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  16. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results: September 2007". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  17. ^ a b c Johannes Meyer (2013). Join the Revolution: Der inoffizielle ECW Almanach. Books on Demand. pp. 264–267. ISBN 978-3-8482-3782-1. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g "Pablo Marquez - Titles". Cagematch.net. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Issue #123: January 7th, 1999". The Wrestling Booking Sheet Online Newsletter. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  20. ^ "Cruzz". Cagematch: The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 

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