Alfonso Dantés

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Alfonso Dantés
Alfonso Dantés
Name Alfonso Dantés
Real name José Luis Amezcua Díaz
Nicknames El Tanque (The Tank)
Name history Edmundo Dantés (debut - ??), Dantés, Alfonso Dantés (1963? - retirement)
Family Al Amezcua (father), César Dantés (son), Apolo Dantés (son), Septiembre Negro (brother), Indio Jerónimo (brother-in-law), Alberto Muñoz/White Man (brother-in-law)
Maestro(s) Diablo Velazco
Birth date, location April 13, 1943 - Guadalajara, Jalisco
Obituary date July 30, 2008 - Manzanillo, Colima
Debut, location 1960 - Morelia, Michoacán
Lost mask to
Height 5'9"/176 cms
Weight 220 lbs/101 kg
Signature moves No-hands tapatía, Gori Special, Backbreaker Submission, La Alteña
Titles: Occident Middleweight Title, National Light Heavyweight Title (3), NWA Americas Tag Team Titles (3, w/ Mil Máscaras, Francisco Flores, El Médico), NWA World Light Heavyweight Title (5), National Heavyweight Title (2)
Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Member


One of the best luchadors in the history of Guadalajara, "the Tank" was a light heavyweight/heavyweight star of 60s, 70s and 80s. Believed to have run Arena Coliseo Guadalajara after his career came to an end. His sons Apolo Dantes & Cesar Dantes followed him into the lucha libre world.


Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? hair Alfonso Dantés El Faraón Arena México - Mexico City
??/??/?? hair Cien Caras Alfonso Dantés Arena Coliseo - Guadalajara, Jalisco
??/??/?? hair El Faraón Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
72/12/01 hair El Solitario Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
75/12/05 hair (1) Enrique Vera Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
77/02/22 hair (2) Mil Máscaras Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
78/04/22 hairs El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza Sangre Chicana & Alfonso Dantés unknown
79/04/20[1] hair Alfonso Dantés El Faraón Arena México - Mexico City
79/06/15 hair Satoru Sayama Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
80/12/05 hairs Sangre Chicana & Alfonso Dantes El Jalisco & Cobarde Arena México - Mexico City
81/06/26 hair Alfonso Dantés Halcón Ortiz Arena México - Mexico City
1985/08/09[2] hair Satánico Alfonso Dantés Arena Mexico
(1) Triangle match w/ El Halcón; (2) Triangle match with El Halcon

Gallery

vs Les Thornton 1980
1982
At Arena Coliseo 1984