Franco Columbo

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Franco Columbo
Birth name Javier Descalza Coronado
Born (1953-08-11) August 11, 1953 (age 64)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Franco Columbo
Billed height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Billed weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Trained by Diablo Velasco
Debut September 1975

Javier Descalza Coronado (born August 11, 1953) is a Mexican retired Luchador, or professional wrestler, currently working as a match maker for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Descalza is best known under the ring name Franco Columbo, a name he uses even after retiring from wrestling.

Professional wrestling career

Descalza was trained for his professional wrestling career by legendary Mexican wrestling trainer Diablo Velazco before making his debut in 1975 as "Franco Columbo". Due to Velazco's connections to Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL), Mexico's largest and the world's oldest professional wrestling promotion, Columbo landed job with EMLL only a few years after making his debut. On November 1, 1980 Columbo defeated Américo Rocca to win the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, holding it for 92 days before El Supremo won it on February 1, 1981.[1] Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s Columbo began working as a trainer for EMLL (later renamed Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre; CMLL) helping improve young wrestlers under EMLL/CMLL contract. After retiring from active competition in the late 1990s, Columbo began being more involved in the booking aspects of CMLL, moving up the ranks to being second in charge along with Juan Manuel Mar. The two are currently responsible for planning CMLL's weekly shows in Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo, CMLL's two most popular venues.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de Apuestas record

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Dr. O'Borman (hair) Franco Colombo (hair) Unknown Live event Unknown  
Gran Cochisse (hair) Franco Colombo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event Unknown  
Franco Colombo (hair) Guerrero Negro (hair) Puebla, Puebla Live event January 10, 82  
Águila Solitaria (mask) and Franco Colombo (hair) Cid Campeador (mask) and Ari Romero (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event June 19, 82  
Franco Colombo (hair) Divino Roy (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 30, 1982  
Faisán (mask) and Franco Colombo (hair) Pánico (mask) and Manuel Robles (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event August 17, 1982  
Jerry Estrada (hair) Franco Colombo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event July 1, 1983  
Hombre Verde (hair) Franco Colombo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 24, 1984  
Ari Romero and Franco Colombo (hair) Los Destructores (hair)
(Vulcano and Tony Arce)
Mexico City, Mexico Live event August 26, 1984  
Javier Cruz (hair) Franco Colombo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event December 16, 1984 [3]
Javier Cruz (hair) Franco Colombo (hair) Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event August 1, 1985  
Javier Cruz (hair) Franco Colombo (hair) Mexico City, Mexico Live event March 23, 1986  

References

  1. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Lucha 2000 Staff (December 20, 2004). "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). Especial 21. 
  3. ^ Centinela, Teddy. "En un día como hoy… Carnaval de Campeones en El Toreo". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). 
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