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Gory Guerrero

Title History

  • (Mexico) National Welterweight title defeating Jack O’Brien (April 20, 1945);
  • (Mexico) National Middleweight title defeating Bobby Bonales (September 25, 1945);
  • NWA World Middleweight title defeating Tarzan Lopez (February 23, 1946);
  • NWA World Welterweight title defeating Jack O’Brien (April 29, 1949);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Southwest Junior Heavyweight title defeating Cowboy Carlson (September 2, 1952);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Cyclone Anaya win a tournament (December 1, 1952);
  • NWA Pacfic Northwest Tag Team titles w/Luigi Macera defeating Ivan Kameroff & Doug Donovan (July 25, 1955);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Rey Mendoza (July 30, 1960);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Ali Bey (September 24, 1963);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Chavo Guerrero defeating Karl Von Brauner & Senior X (February 27, 1976);

Career Highlights

  • Gory Guerrero was born in Kearney, Arizona..
  • Gory Guerrero (age 14) moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco, where he discovered Lucha Libre..
  • September 15, 1937: Gory Guerrero wrestled his first match for promoter Jim Hernandez, defeating Rafael Rojo..
  • 1946 and 1960: Gory Guerrero was given the “Luchador of the year” award.
  • Gory Guerrero is credited with the invention of “la de a caballo” (Camel Clutch)..
  • Gory Guerrero also created the “Gory Special” (which is a hanging backbreaker submission hold)..
  • Gory Guerrero taught some great luchadores like Pepe Mendieta and all his sons before leaving this world in 1990..
  • April 18, 1990: Gory Guerrero died in El Paso, Texas..
  • Website: http://www.highspots.com/arena/prof/goryguerrero.htm..

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Trained By

Raul Romero
Diablo Velasco


September 15, 1937


January 11, 1921


Ray, Arizona






210 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Gory Special

Favorite Move(s)

Camel Clutch

Notable Feuds

Black Shadow
Jack O Brien
Bobby Bonales
Dory Dixon
Tarzan Lopez
Cavernario Galindo
Bobby Bonales
Don Arnold
Brute Bemis
Henry Pilusso
Doug Donavan
Ivan Kameroff