Cyclone Negro

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Title History

  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/ Torbellino Blanco defeating Danny McShain and Tony Borne (September 1960);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Torbellino Blanco (September 1960);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/ Torbellino Blanco defeating Paul and Maurice Vachon (November 15, 1960);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Dory Dixon defeating Jim and Jack Dalton (April 27, 1962);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Oscar Salazar defeating Taro Miyake and Duke Keomuka (November 2, 1962);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Rikki Starr defeating Jim and Jack Dalton (August 15, 1963);
  • All Asia Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski defeating Michiaki Yoshimura and Toyonobori (May 14, 1964);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Baron Mikel Sciculna defeating Mario Milano and Dominic DeNucci (July 6, 1968);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Hans Mortier (April 15, 1969);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/ Jack Brisco defeating Missouri Mauler and Hiro Matsuda (July 22, 1969);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Sam Steamboat defeating Missouri Mauler and Hiro Matsuda (September 3, 1969);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Tarzan Tyler (January 30, 1971);
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating Terry Funk (August 26, 1971);
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating Alfred Hayes ( 1972);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/ Karl Von Steiger defeating Moose Morowski and Nick Kozak ( 1972);
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating Alfred Hayes (June 29, 1972);
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating Curtis Iaukea (1973);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title defeating [INSERT] (February 1973);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Tag Team titles w/Killer Karl Kox defeating Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr. (August 26, 1973);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title Awarded (1974);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Brass Knuckles title defeating [INSERT] ( 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Omar Negro defeating J.J Dillon and Roger Kirby (1975);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title defeating Dick Murdoch (June 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Omar Negro defeating Roger Kirby and Harley Race (September 1975);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title defeating [INSERT] (March 1977);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title defeating Reggie Parks (April 1977);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Dr. X defeating Ray Candy and Porkchop Cash (October 27, 1977);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title won a tournament (May 1978);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (December 12, 1978);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Hurricane Castillo defeating Mitsu Ishikawa and Haru Sonada (November 17, 1979);
  • WWC Caribbean Heavyweight title defeating Dick Steinborn (December 29, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating [INSERT] (May 1982);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating El Monarca (November 12, 1982);

Career Highlights

  • Cylone Negro was an amatuer boxer before becoming a professional wrestler.
  • Cylone Negro fought Floyd Patterson in the first Pan American Games held in Argentina.
  • 1956: Cylone Negro started wrestling in Caracas (Ciclon Venezuelano).
  • 1958: Cylone Negro went to Europe and spent 6 years wrestling in France, Belgium, Spain, England, Germany and Italy.
  • 1960: Cylone Negro came to America and wrestled in numerous territories from coast to coast.
  • Cyclone Negro wrestled as Lalo Rodriguez, which is sort of his real name, in the Capitol territory around 1960.
  • 1977-78: Cyclone Negro worked in Florida under a mask as “Mr. Uganda” and was managed by Sonny King.
  • Cylone Negro appeared on a show called “Lie Detector” hosted by F.Lee Bailey and was asked if wrestling was fake.
  • ~~~Negro said NO. So F.Lee.Bailey read the results. and said evidently you’ve been lying and Cyclone fussed and stormed out.
  • Cylone Negro made 23 trips to Japan, and held the Asian Tag Team titles with Gene Kiniski.
  • Cylone Negro made 20 trips to Australia.
  • Cylone Negro retired with The World’s Brass Knuckles Championship belt.
  • Cylone Negro retired to a small town in Florida living the quiet life, he still works out daily.
  • Cyclone Negro passed away on February 20, 2013 from natural causes.
  • I would like to thank Sherri Rodriguez-Jones (Cylone’s daughter) for supplying us with information for this profile.