La Fiera

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La Fiera
La Fiera (wrestler).jpg
Birth nameArturo Casco Hernández
Born(1961-03-17)March 17, 1961
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
DiedSeptember 12, 2010(2010-09-12) (aged 49)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)La Fiera
Billed height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Billed weight93 kg (205 lb)
Trained byHércules Poblano
DebutApril 1977

Arturo Casco Hernández (March 17, 1961 – September 12, 2010) was a Mexican luchador, or professional wrestler who was best known under the ring name La Fiera, which is Spanish for "The Wild Beast". Hernández was a second generation wrestler, following in the footsteps of his father Hércules Poblano ("The Hercules from Puebla"), his brother wrestled as Ángel Poblano.[1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Fiera held the NWA World Welterweight Championship from October 23, 1981 when he defeated Lizmark for the title until July 18, 1982 when he lost the championship to Américo Rocca,[2] he would later hold the NWA World Middleweight Championship, defeating Gran Hamada on November 18, 1984, holding it until July 20, 1985 when he lost the belt to Chamaco Valaguez.[3] While his career slowed down by the 1990s due to age and injuries, he experienced a small comeback of sorts in 1996 when he teamed with Dos Caras and Héctor Garza to win the CMLL World Trios Championship from Bestia Salvaje, Emilio Charles, Jr. and Sangre Chicana. The team was forced to vacate the title in 1997 when Héctor Garza left the promotion.[4] La Fiera had been in semi-retirement since the early 2000s. During this final period of his career he wrestled only on a few select dates a year.

Death[edit]

He died on September 12, 2010 after being stabbed five times.[5]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
La Fiera (hair) Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Mexico City Live event N/A [6]
Pirata Morgan (hair) La Fiera (hair) N/A Live event N/A  
La Fiera and Mocho Cota (hair) Ringo and Cachorro Mendoza (hair) Mexico City Live event July 1, 1983 [6]
El Satánico (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City Live event September 16, 1983  
El Faraón (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City Live event February 23, 1986  
La Fiera (hair) Babe Face (hair) Mexico City Live event 1986  
Sangre Chicana (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City Live event November 1987  
Eddy Guerrero (hair) La Fiera (hair) Juarez, Chihuahua Live event Late 1980s  
Jerry Estrada (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City Live event September 8, 1991  
El Dandy (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City Live event November 27, 1992  
La Fiera (hair) Ángel Negro (hair) Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event June 20, 1993  
La Fiera (hair) Sangre Chicana (hair) Mexico City Live event July 2, 1993  
Negro Casas (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City CMLL 60th Anniversary Show October 1, 1993 [7][8]
Emilio Charles, Jr. (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City 38. Aniversario de Arena México April 15, 1994 [9]
La Fiera (hair) Black Magic (hair) Mexico City Live event December 16, 1994  
Sangre Chicana (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City Live event March 17, 1995  
La Fiera (hair) Kahoz (hair) Mexico City Live event June 1996  
Silver King (hair) La Fiera (hair) Mexico City Homenaje a Salvador Lutteroth March 21, 1997  
La Fiera (hair) Bestia Salvaje (hair) Mexico City Live event August 29, 1997  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family affair". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 128–132. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.
  2. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA Welterweight Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  3. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "EMLL NWA World Middlweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  4. ^ a b Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Trios Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  5. ^ "411mania.com: Wrestling – Various News: Lawler Closes Memphis Wrestling, Ochocinco Still Appearing on Raw, ROH Fans Get Refunds, More". www.411mania.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
  6. ^ a b Flores, Manuel (May 25, 2009). "Los Hermano Mendoza – Ringo y Cachorro están de regreso". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 22–23. issue 316.
  7. ^ Gutiérrez, Ana (July 13, 2009). "La Vision del Negro Casas". Fuergo en el Ring (in Spanish). Retrieved August 21, 2009.
  8. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2010). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  9. ^ Lucha 2000 Staff (April 2006). "Arena México: 50 anos de Lucha Libre". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). Especial 28.