Starman (wrestler)

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Starman
Born (1974-12-16) December 16, 1974 (age 43)[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Starman[1]
Ultraman, Jr.
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Billed weight 88 kg (194 lb)[1]
Trained by Roy Lancer[1]
Hijo del Gladiador[1]
Ultramán[1]
Franco Colombo[1]
Debut April 30, 1994 [1]

Starman is a Mexican professional wrestler active as a tecnico in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) since 1996. Starman's real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans.[2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

At the beginning he made his debut on April 30, 1994 in Naucalpan as Ultramán Jr, during his time in Naucalpan, he won the mask of Tortuguillo Karateka IV, one of the Ninja Turtles. By 1995 he had his first Japanese tour in July wrestling in Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi;[3] in November 1995, he teamed for the first time with Solar and Super Astro to reform the Cadetes del Espacio. During the early 80s, the original Cadetes (Solar, Super Astro, and the original Ultramán) were a popular high flying team. Shortly thereafter, he started to wrestle for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre[edit]

On January 23, 1996 he made his debut in CMLL teaming with Alacran de Durango and Olimpus defeating Fiero, America, and Linx.[3] Later on he was in a tournament of Block B for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship. In the first round, he lost to Karloff Lagarde, Jr. In October 1998 he changed his name to Starman to avoid legal trouble with the original Ultramán (not a relative). Even since his debut the original had been feuding with him over the rights of the name, he changed his name to Starman after that. He made his first "major show" appearance when he teamed up with Astro Rey, Jr., El Oriental, Tigre Blanco, and Mr. Águila in a losing effort to Zumbido, El Satánico, Valentin Mayo, Virus, and Rencor Latino on the undercard of CMLL's 1999 Ruleta de la Muerte pay-per-view event.[4] On March 17, 2000, he made another major show teaming with Tigre Blanco, Mascara Magica, Astro Rey, Jr., Antifaz, Tony Rivera, Safari, and Olimpico in another losing effort to Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. O'Borman, Último Guerrero, Zumbido, Rencor Latino, Mr. Mexico, Violencia, and Rey Bucanero[5] On January 1, 2001, he became Ultraman Jr. again to lose his mask to Arkangel de la Muerte in a Japanese card co-promoted by Atsushi Onita. This mask loss was never acknowledged nor even mentioned in his home country.

By 2005, Starman started to wrestle in Japan again this time in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), since his return he had his first match losing to Japanese legend, Tiger Mask.[6] Months later he returned to CMLL wrestling in the undercard and still is to this day.

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Ultraman, Jr. (mask) Tortuguillo Karateka IV (mask) Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event August 1995 [Note 1]
Ultraman, Jr. (mask) Fiero (mask) Mexico City Live event June 15, 1997  
Arkangel de la Muerte (mask) Ultraman, Jr. (mask) Tokyo, Japan Live event January 1, 2001 [Note 2]
Starman (mask) Dr. Muerte (mask) San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico Live event July 22, 2001  
Starman (mask) Hijo del Signo (mask) Mexico City, Mexico Sin Salida 2017 December 25, 2017 10 man steel cage match that also included Star Jr., Oro Jr., Templario, Fiero, Nitro, Raziel and Cancerbero

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was a triangle match that also included Fantastik.
  2. ^ Starman became Ultraman Jr. again for one night to lose his mask.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Tecnicos – Starman". Fuego en el ring (in Spanish). Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "Okay... what is Lucha Libre?". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre and honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  3. ^ a b Enciclopedia staff (December 1, 2007). "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Starman (in Spanish). Mexico. p. 23. Tomo V. 
  4. ^ "July 1999 PPV "Ruleta de la Muerte"". Pro Wrestling History. July 18, 1999. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "March 2000 PPV "Ruleta de la Muerte"". Pro Wrestling History. March 17, 2000. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "TOUKON SOUZOU NEW CHAPTER". Weekly Pro. October 29, 2005.