Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Halloween: Manuel Ortiz Partida

Name Halloween
Real name Manuel Ortiz Partida
Nicknames La Calabacita (The Little Pumpkin)
Name history Rocky Boy (debut - 08/93), Halloween (08/93 - ), Ciclope/Cyclope (03/97 - 99), Elvis González (a "brilliant" WCW idea, 12/04/98)
Trained by: Fobia, Rey Misterio
Birth date May 22, 1971 - Tijuana, Baja California
Wrestling Debut 1990 - Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
Lost mask to Super Parka - December 24, 1999 - Auditorio de Tijuana; Antifaz - 1999 (as Ciclope)
Height 5'9"/174 cms
Weight 207 lbs/94 kg
Signature moves La Calabaza, Michinoku Driver II, Power Bomb, Spear, F-5, Double Underhook Piledriver, various other WWE finishers
Titles: AAA Baja California Light Heavyweight Title, LAWA World Middleweight Title, WWO Tag Team Titles (w/ Damian 666), WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title, IWC Middleweight Title, WWEA Extreme Title, XLAW Tag Team Titles (w/ Damian 666) (2), National Trios Titles (w/Damian 666 & Mr. Aguila and w/ Damian 666 & Nicho), Revolution Pro Tag Team Titles (w/ Damian 666), NGX Tag Team Championship (w/ Damian 666), XPW Tag Team Championships (2) (w/ Damian 666)

Manuel Ortiz Partida is a professional wrestler who is currently wrestling the Independent Circuit in Mexico, particularly in the Tijuana area. He is better known by his stage name Halloween.

Manuel Ortiz Partida, debut in the pro's in 1990, spent his time in the Independent Circuit. He wrestled as "Halloween" for most of his career but switched to "Ciclope" in 1996 when he went to World Championship Wrestling. Ciclope was neglected in WCW, even compared to other luchadors. His biggest moment in wrestling was part of the feud between Chris Jericho and Dean Malenko. Malenko, who had been inactive for a few months prior, dressed up as Ciclope to win a Cruiserweight battle royale to determine the number one contendership to Chris Jericho's Cruiserweight Title. Jericho had been refusing to grant Malenko contendership, making the disguise necessary. All Ciclope got out of the deal was a singles match with Jericho on Nitro, which he lost.

After his time there was over, he lost the Ciclope mask to Antifaz del Norte early in 1999. He quickly reverted back to his Halloween character but lost his mask again on December 24, 1999 in a match against Super Parka. He has wrestled in many United States promotions over the years including for USA Pro Wrestling, FCW and Luchamania. In 2002 he along with La Familia de Tijuana (a group consisting of himself, Damián 666, Nicho el Millionario and Rey Misterio, Sr. although Rey did not come for the tour) came to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in Mexico City. The trio won the National Trios title but Nicho had a falling out with management and La Familia soon left entirely. They continued to work for independent promoters until CMLL called them back in 2005 to wrestle against Negro Casas, Heavy Metal and Felino on a show celebrating Negro's 25 years of wrestling. Perro Aguayo, Jr. recruited him and Damián for his Los Perros del Mal group. However, Halloween suffered a leg injury and his role was minimalized. After Universo 2000 used the illegal martinete on Damián 666, Halloween challenged Universo to a hair vs. hair match on the December 2 show. After losing the match and his hair, Halloween underwent knee surgery that would put him out of action for several months.

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