Super Muñeco

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Super Muñeco
Super Muñeco 2018.jpg
Super Muñeco in 2018.
Born (1962-04-10) April 10, 1962 (age 57)[1]
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)El Sanguinario Jr.
Super Muñeco
Billed height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Billed weight98 kg (216 lb)[1]
Trained byEl Sanguinario[1]
DebutMarch 22, 1982[1]

Super Muñeco (Super Doll) (born April 10, 1962) is a Mexican Luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler. Super Muñeco is Spanish for "Super Toy", a comedic ring character based on a clown. Super Muñeco is best known for having the second highest number of Luchas de Apuestas "bet match" wins, having won the mask or hair of over 100 wrestlers. Per the tradition of masked wrestlers in Mexico, Super's real name and identity have not yet been revealed.

Super Muñeco is the son of deceased professional wrestler El Sanguinario (the Bloodthirsty) and initially worked as "Sanguinario, Jr." before changing his ring persona to Super Muñeco. Muñeco's brothers wrestle or have wrestled as Sanguianrio, Jr. and Sanguinario, Jr. III, while a third brother wrestles as "Super Muñeco, Jr.". Super Muñeco was one third of the team Trío Fantasía (Fantasy Trio) along with Super Ratón and Super Pinocho, a trio with ring personas geared towards the kids in the crowd.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Muñeco made his professional wrestling debut on March 22, 1982, working under the name "Sanguinario, Jr." named after his father "El Sanguinario". Initially he teamed with his father, but did not make much headway under the "Sanguinario, Jr." name. One day in late 1983 Muñeco's girlfriend commented that it was odd he played a bloodthirsty Rudo (a villainous character or Heel) when it was so unlike who he really was. The comment set off an idea, based on a famous Mexican "Tramp Clown" called "El Tramposo", he developed a "wrestling clown" ring character called "Super Muñeco" (Super Toy in Spanish), complete with a mask that looked like a smiling clown face.[2] With the Super Muñeco character he quickly became a Tecnico (a good guy or Face), especially popular with children.[2] Initially, other wrestlers did not like the comedic persona nor did they like to work with and lose to "a clown" causing them to work "stiff", by actually punching him or twisting joints a bit harder than necessary to show their displeasure.[3] In the mid-1980s Super Muñeco worked mainly at "Pavillón Azteca" and became one of the main attractions on their weekly shows. He became one of the first television stars when Lucha Libre returned to regular television in the 1980s, helping the show Super Lunes (Super Monday) attract good ratings and drawing a full crowd whenever he was on the Pavillón Azteca shows.[3]

Super Muñeco teamed up with Super Ráton (a wrestler using a Mighty Mouse ring persona) and Super Pinocho (Based on the character Pinocchio) to form Trio Fantasia, a comedy trio that became popular with fans.[2] Together Trio Fantasia won the Distrito Federal Trios Championship and the AWWA Trios Championship.[4] The team also worked against other teams with similar kid-oriented comedy themes, drawing full houses for their storyline feud with Los Tortugas Ninja (four men wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes), the storyline even saw Trio Fantasia team up with the promising local "Coliseo 2000" to defeat Los Tortugas in a Luchas de Apuestas, mask vs. mask, match.[3] Trio Fantasia would also unmask Los Thundercats (a trio wrestling as Leono, Panthro and Tigro from the ThunderCats cartoon).[3] In the early 1990s Trio Fantasia began working for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), a professional wrestling promotion with a reputation of using ring personas that were more child-friendly, such as "Los Power Raiders" (A group of Power Rangers imitators). In AAA Super Pinocho intentionally unmasked La Parka so that a photographer could get a picture of his face; This action caused him to be very unpopular with both wrestlers and promoters and he retired from wrestling. Super Ráton left AAA not long after leaving Super Muñeco as a singles competitor.[3]

Muñeco began working a storyline against Los Payasos (the clowns), a group of Rudo clowns that were the complete opposite of everything Super Muñeco stood for. On May 22, 1994, Muñeco, Ángel Azteca, and El Hijo del Santo teamed up to win the Mexican National Trios Championship from Los Payasos.[5] The makeshift trio held the title for four months before losing them to Los Payasos.[5] On April 15, 1995, Super Muñeco, Rey Misterio, Jr., and Octagón defeated Los Destructores (Tony Arce, Vulcano, and Rocco Valente) to win the Mexican National Trios Title. They held it for three months before losing the championship to Fuerza Guerrera, Psicosis, and Blue Panther.[5] After losing the Trios title Muñeco worked more as a singles wrestler, focusing on winning Luchas de Apuestas, adding mask and hair wins to his already then impressive list of wins. Currently he works on the Mexican Independent circuit, making appearances for various smaller promotions. Over the years he has won over 100 Luchas de Apuestas with over 80 mask wins; the most notable being the masks of rivals Coco Rojo and Coco Negro and Coco Verde of Los Payasos (although all of three may have not been the originals), Medico Asesino, Jr. and one of the numerous Hijo del Huracan Ramírez.[1] Super Muñeco's Apuesta record is only surpassed by Estrella Blanca who has over 200 confirmed Luchas de Apuestas wins.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Super Muñeco is the son of Hebert Alejandro Palafox Montiel, who wrestled as El Sanguinario. One of his brothers works as Sanguinario, Jr., the third to actually use the name, another brother used the name as well but now works as "El Tramposo", a "clown tramp" gimmick. The wrestler working as "Super Muñeco, Jr." is not, as the name would otherwise suggest Muñeco's son but a third brother who uses the name. Muñeco has been married for over 20 years, it was his wife's (then fiancee) suggestion that sparked the idea for Super Muñeco. Together the couple have at least one child.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Super Muñeco (mask) Intocable (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Hombre Lobo (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Maya Azteca (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Extravagante (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Dr. Tortura (mask) Cuautla, Morelos Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Maquina Asesina (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) El Guarura (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Rayos X (mask) Oaxaca, Oaxaca Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Mago Blink (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Angel o Demonio(mask) Acapulco, Guerrero Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Toro Salvaje (mask) Xalapa, Veracruz Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Angel de la Muerte (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Fantasma Asesino (mask) Camargo, Chihuahua Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Germano (mask) Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Kid Bravo (mask) Alvarado, Veracruz Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Astro Azul (mask) San Felipe, Baja California Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Caballero de la Muerte (mask) Martínez de la Torre, Veracruz Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Mr. Atomo (mask) Mexico City Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Enigma Dorado (mask) Puebla, Puebla Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Dr. Asesino (mask) Puebla, Puebla Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Galactus (mask) Toluca, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Destroyer (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Black Star (mask) Puebla, Puebla Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Angel de Puebla (mask) Puebla, Puebla Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Cuervo (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Caballero Imperial (mask) Parral, Chihuahua Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Super Camaro (mask) Tampico, Tamaulipas Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Capitan Furia (mask) Nogales, Sonora Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Emperador Azteca (mask) Culiacán, Sinaloa Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) The Police (mask) Celaya, Guanajuato Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Leon de Oro (mask) Guanajuato, Guanajuato Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Magnum (mask) Irapuato, Guanajuato Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Guardia Imperial (mask) Martínez de la Torre, Veracruz Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Killer Rock (mask) Manzanillo, Colima Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Venganza India (mask) Teziutlán, Puebla Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Zafiro Imperial (mask) Poza Rica, Veracruz Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Kamikaze Ninja (mask) Culiacán, Sinaloa Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Poder Galactico (mask) Iguala, Guerrero Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Diabolico X (mask) Tehuacán, Puebla Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Saturno(mask) Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Tigre del Ring (mask) Tampico, Tamaulipas Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Star Golden Falcon(mask) Los Angeles, California Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Espantapajaros (mask) Atlixco, Puebla Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Tigre Negro (mask) Los Mochis, Sinaloa Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Trueno Negro (mask) San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Kaiser (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Principe Zaku (mask) Oaxaca, Oaxaca Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Aguila Roja (mask) Minatitlan, Veracruz Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Batman (mask) Tepic, Nayarit Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Zodiaco (mask) Cocoyoc, Morelos Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Huron (mask) Ciudad Constitucion, Baja California Sur Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) It (mask) Villahermosa, Tabasco Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Soldado Nazi (mask) Tepeji del Rio, Querétaro Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Sin Cara (mask) San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Mancha Negra(mask) Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) El Zar de la Muerte (mask) Mexicali, Baja California Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Mr. Kramer (mask) Iguala, Guerrero Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Las Momias del Perú I and II (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Mr. Kramer (mask) Iguala, Guerrero Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Hijo de Black Shadow (mask) Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Condor de Plata (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) La Hormiga Azul (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Chacal (hair) Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico State Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Zafiro (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Oso Vikingo (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Rey Vudu (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Yoyo Garduño (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Rey America(hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Adorable Rubí (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Principe Odin (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Comanche (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Carlos Plata (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Ray Richard (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Mohak (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Leon Rojo (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Barba Negra (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Dino Curtis (mask) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco, Super Pinocho and Super Raton (masks) Angel Mortal, El Bucles and ?? (masks) N/A Live event N/A  
Super Muñeco (mask) Killer Dog (mask) Mexico City Live event June 14, 1984  
Super Muñeco (mask) Conquistador (mask) Mexico City Live event May 13, 1985  
Super Muñeco (mask) Mazinger Z (mask) Puebla, Puebla Live event February 26, 1988  
Super Muñeco (mask) Azote Negro (mask) Mexico City Live event June 26, 1988  
Super Muñeco (mask) Nahur Kaliff (hair) N/A Live event June 26, 1988  
Super Muñeco, Super Pinocho, Super Raton and Coliseo 2000 (masks) Tortugas Ninja (I, II, III and IV) (mask) Mexico City Live event December 2, 1990  
Super Muñeco (mask) Espanto, Jr. (hair) Torreón, Coahuila Live event June 2, 1991  
Super Muñeco (mask) Popitekus (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event June 21, 1991  
Super Muñeco, Super Pinocho and Super Raton (mask) Los Thundercats (mask)
(Leono, Panthro and Tigro)
Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event December 8, 1991  
Super Muñeco (mask) Ultra Tiger (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event April 1992  
Super Muñeco (mask) Tornado Negro II (mask) Huntington Park, California Live event November 26, 1994 [Note 1]
Super Muñeco (mask) Asesino Negro (mask) N/A Live event June 4, 1995  
Super Muñeco (mask) Medico Asesino Jr. (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event December 25, 1997  
Super Muñeco (mask) Medico Asesino Jr. (hair) Salem, Oregon Live event April 11, 1998  
Super Muñeco (mask) El Hijo del Huracán Ramírez (mask) Mexicali, Baja California Live event October 31, 1999  
Halloween (hair) Super Muñeco (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event November 26, 1999 [Note 2]
Super Muñeco (mask) Mancha Negra (mask) San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas Live event June 17, 2000  
Super Muñeco (mask) Escorpión Dorado (mask) Poza Rica, Veracruz Live event March 16, 2003  
Super Muñeco, Super Pinocho and Super Raton (mask) Los Black Hunters (I/II/III) (mask) Cancún Live event May 7, 2004  
Super Muñeco (mask) Cadaver I (mask) Tabasco Live event July 1, 2004  
Super Muñeco (mask) Fuerza Boricua (hair) Mérida, Yucatán Live event May 14, 2006 [Note 3]
Super Muñeco (mask) Coco Negro (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event January 19, 2007  
Super Muñeco (mask) Halcon Rojo (mask) Mérida, Yucatán Live event March 4, 2007  
Super Muñeco (mask) Coco Rojo (mask) Mexico City Live event March 10, 2007  
Super Muñeco (mask) Bronco (hair) Tampico, Tamaulipas Live event April 26, 2007  
Super Muñeco (mask) Ku Klux Klan I (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event June 1, 2007 [Note 4]
Super Muñeco (mask) King Tiger (mask) Unidad Agustin Millan, Toluca Live event June 28, 2007  
Super Muñeco and Super Pinocho (mask) Coco Rojo and El Pandita (hair) Manzanillo, Colima] Live event April 11, 2009 [Note 5]
Super Muñeco and Axxel (mask) Payaso Coco Verde and Payaso Cocolores (mask)
(maybe not the originals!)
Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event December 12, 2009 [8]
Súper Muñeco (mask) Scorpio, Jr. (hair) Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico State Live event October 6, 2012 [Note 6][9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Relevos suicidas: Lost match against Piloto Suicida and Sangre Fría.
  2. ^ Lucha del revels (Hair vs. Hair between two masked wrestlers).
  3. ^ This was originally scheduled for "Mask vs. Mask", but Fuerza Boricua was forced to unmask before the match by the State Athletic commission.
  4. ^ Relevos Suicidas: Lost to El Hijo de Rey Misterio and Ninja.
  5. ^ The finals of a "Losers advance" tournament/
  6. ^ Six-man tag team steel cage Masks vs. Hairs match, where Scorpio, Jr., Black Terry and Shu el Guerrero faced Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho and Súper Ratón.

References[edit]

General – Luchas de Apuestas record

  • "Luchas 2000". Super Muñeco y sus Victimas (in Spanish). Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V. May 2008. pp. 16–17. Especial 30.

Specific sources

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Grandes Figuras de la Lucha Libre". Super Muñeco (in Spanish). Portales, Mexico. November 2008. p. 59. 17.
  2. ^ a b c "Grandes Figuras de la Lucha Libre". "Yb muñeco poco tradicional" (in Spanish). Portales, Mexico. November 2008. pp. 4–5. 17.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Luchas 2000". Super Muñeco y sus Victimas (in Spanish). Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V. May 2008. pp. 18–19. Especial 30.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Super Muñeco: Mascaras, Caballeras y Campeonatos". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). March 2001. p. 11.
  5. ^ a b c d Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Trios Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 393. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  6. ^ "Luchas 2000". Estrella Blanca y sus Victimas (in Spanish). Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V. May 2008. pp. 4–5. Especial 30.
  7. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: WWA Middleweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 401. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  8. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (December 13, 2009). "FMLL (resultados 12 de diciembre 2009) – Axel y Súper Muñeco ganan las Mascaras de los Payasos Coco Verde y Cocolores". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved December 13, 2009.
  9. ^ Mr. Reyes (October 7, 2012). "Súper Muñeco se llevó la cabellera de Scorpio Jr". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved October 7, 2012.