Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Luchador - Hector Guerrero

Hector Manuel Guerrero Llanes (born October 11, 1954) is a Mexican-American professional wrestler, better known simply by his paternal name, Hector Guerrero. He is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as a Spanish color commentator and road agent.

Guerrero was born in Mexico City, Mexico, but his family relocated to El Paso, Texas in the United States of America when he was young. Guerrero attended the University of Texas at El Paso, graduating with a bachelor's degree in physical education.

Guerrero trained as a wrestler under his father, Gory, and debuted in 1977 as Hector Guerrero. Early in his career, he wrestled primarily in California, often teaming with his brothers Chavo and Mando.

In the mid-1980s, Guerrero wrestled for NWA: Jim Crockett Promotions as the masked Lazer-Tron. Guerrero teamed with Jimmy Valiant and feuded with the New Breed. Guerrero went on to feud with Denny Brown for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, and teamed with Manny Fernandez as "The Latin Connection" until Fernandez turned on him to join Rick Rude and Paul Jones.

In the late 1980s, Guerrero wrestled in the American Wrestling Association, winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship with Dr. D.

After leaving the NWA, Guerrero joined the United States Wrestling Association, where he became known for throwing a compound (supposedly extracted from jalapeño) in the eyes of his opponents to temporarily blind them. Guerrero teamed with Dr. Diablo until inadvertently throwing the extract in Diablo's eyes and blinding his own partner, causing the team to split.

In 1990, Guerrero appeared in the World Wrestling Federation at the 1990 Survivor Series, wearing a turkey costume and performing under the name Gobbledygooker. Although the costume was new, he did reappear as the Gobbledygooker in the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven.

Guerrero appeared with the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion in 1995, unsuccessfully challenging 2 Cold Scorpio for the ECW Television Championship at Return of The Funker.

Guerrero appeared in World Championship Wrestling in 1997 to confront his brother Eddie about his onscreen behavior. He left the promotion after losing to his brother in a singles match on an episode of WCW Saturday Night. Eddie Guerrero stated in his autobiography that Hector left WCW because he was unhappy with the way he was treated.

On March 1, 2007, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling announced that Guerrero had been hired by TNA as a Spanish color commentator and road agent. On March 8, 2007, he was presented with an award for "achievements in the sport of professional wrestling" by TNA and the Hispanic Legacy Foundation. [2] At Lockdown 2007, Hector helped Team 3-D defeat LAX in an Electric Steel Cage Tag Team Match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship when he stopped Konnan from entering the cage.
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