Monday, October 6, 2008

Lucha Libre: Angel Blanco (White Angel)

José Ángel Vargas Sánchez was born August 2, 1936 in Atoyac, Jalisco.
He was better known by his wrestling name, Ángel Blanco (White Angel).
Jose wrestled as El Ranchero Vargas, cruz Diablo, El Gato Negro and finally El Ángel Blanco.
His pro wrestling debut was in 1958, in Morelia, Michoacán.
Angel was trained by Diablo Velazco and Miguel Navarrete.
Three of his sons and a son-in-law have wrestled under variations of his ring name, Ángel Blanco Jr., Ángel Blanco Jr., El Hijo del Ángel Blanco I, El Hijo del Ángel Blanco II.
Angel lost his mask to El Solitario on December 8, 1972 at the Arena México.
He held the NWA World Light Heavyweight Wrestling Title, National Heavyweight Wrestling Title, National Tag Team Titles, with Dr. Wagner, NWA Americas Tag Team Titles, again with Dr. Wagner and the National Cruiserweight Title.
Jose passed away on April 26, 1986 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

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