Monday, April 9, 2007

Luchador - El Solitario

Luchador - El Solitario
Name El Solitario (The Lone One)
Real name Roberto González Cruz
Nicknames El Enmascarado de Oro (The Man of the Golden Mask), El Soli
Name history El Hijo del Santo (debut - ??), Othon Banzica II, El Zica II, El Zica, El Solitario (?? - death)
Family El Hijo del Solitario (son), Othon Banzica/El Zica (brother)
Trained by: Joe El Hermoso
Birth date May 22, 1946 - Yahualica, Jalisco
Obituary date April 6, 1986
Debut 1960 - Guadalajara, Jalisco
Signature wrestling moves La Filomena (reverse kick)
Titles: Occidente Welterweight Title, NWA World Middleweight Title, Arena Mexico Tag Team Titles (with El Halcon), UWA World Light Heavyweight Title, UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title (2), UWA World Junior Heavyweight Title

Mil Máscaras and El Solitario-Lucha Libre

Roberto González Cruz was a Mexican professional wrestler who wrestled under the name El Solitario. He entered the sport at the age of 14, and quickly became one of the best and most popular wrestlers in the country, especially after he defeated both Ray Mendoza and René Guajardo in hair vs. mask matches in 1968. His signature gold and black mask took its inspiration from the American TV show the Lone Ranger. During his career he held both the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Middleweight Championship.

After achieving stardom in Mexico's oldest promotion, Empresa Mundial de Lucha Libre, Cruz joined the breakaway promotion, the Universal Wrestling Association, where he held four more world championships in the early 1980s.

Cruz died of a heart attack at the age of 39, on April 6, 1986.

Mil Máscaras and El Solitario

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