Furia Roja (Baja California)

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Furia Roja (Red Fury)
Furia Roja (Red Fury)
Name Furia Roja (Red Fury)
Real name José Maria Hurtado Cortez
Nicknames El Rey del Taco
Name history El Desconocido (The Unknown)(debut-?), Furia Roja (1980s - retirement)
Family none
Maestro(s) Príncipe Negro, Manuel Hernandez, Caudillo Jr.
Birth date, location July 18, 1967 - Mexicali, Baja California
Obituary date
Debut, location 1984, Arena Santa Isabel - Mexicali, Baja California
Lost mask to Hormiga Atomica (Baja California)
Height 170 cm
Weight 97 kg
Signature moves Huracanrana, Quebradora, Martinete
Titles: WWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, Americas Heavyweight Championship


He was inspired by El Estudiante, one of the most hated rudos to follow a career in professional wrestling. He trained under tutelage of Príncipe Negro, one of the most recognized trainers in Mexicali. Manuel Hernandez and Caudillo Jr. were also an important part in his training. He began his wrestling career at the age of 18 after four years of training.

His professional debut was in 1984 at Arena Santa Isabel in Mexicali, Baja California. There was a missing wrestler for the preliminaries and his maestro, Príncipe Negro told him that he was ready. He Received a mask and gear to compete as El Desconocido in a singles match against Blue Man who later would be known as Humilde. Organizers, fellow wrestlers, and the crowd got a good impression for his performance.

The name and concept of Furia Roja was an idea from El Estudiante, who in that time was promoter and the man who inspired him. He accepted inmediately. From there he was recognized as a one of the most notable rudos in Mexicali. He was part of one well known wrestling Trio in Mexicali. La Ola Roja along with El Traidor, and Guerrero Rojo.

Among his most notable rivals were Tigre Leon, Guerrero Rojo, Humilde, Killer Dog and Hijo del Solitario. Hijo del Solitario and Furia Roja protagonized a rivalry on 2003 which led to series of bloody matches. Eventualy, Furia Roja took Solitario's World Championship. Among those series of matches he took and kept one Hijo del Solitario's mask as a personal trophy.

On 2016 he rejoined with his team mates in an Old School vs New School feud.

On January 1, 2017, Furia Roja announced his retirement after 32 years of wrestling career after the traditional Arena Nacionalista's New Year Event. He had homage events at Arena Nacionalista and Nueva Arena Mexicali. He was challenged by Tigre Leon for one last hair vs hair match. Since April 2017, he began his new role as referee.

Notable Matches

Date Location Match
04/07/2003 Arena Coliseo Mexicali - Baja California Furia Roja defeated Hijo del Solitario for the WWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship and became the new champion
2007 Arena Coliseo Mexicali - Baja California Furia Roja, Humilde, & Tigre Leon vs Hijo del Solitario, Kung Fu Jr. & Luminoso
07/04/25 Plaza de Toros Calafia - Mexicali Príncipe Negro Jr., Rey Negro, & Príncipe Negro defeated El Traidor, Furia Roja and Guerrero Rojo


Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? mask Furia Roja Killer Dog Arena Coliseo Mexicali, Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/??[1] mask Furia Roja Mr. Majestick Arena Coliseo Mexicali, Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? mask Furia Roja Gran Muñeco Arena Coliseo Mexicali, Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? mask Hormiga Atomica (Baja California) Furia Roja Arena Coliseo Mexicali, Mexicali, B.C.
????/??/?? hair Vampiro Jr. Furia Roja ?
??/??/?? hair Tigre Leon Furia Roja Mexicali, B.C.
12/05/07 hair Humilde Furia Roja Arena Nacionalista, Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? hair Negro Azteca Furia Roja Arena Coliseo Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? hair Negro Azteca Furia Roja Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? hair Negro Azteca Furia Roja Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? hair Furia Roja Tigre Leon Mexicali, B.C.
??/??/?? hair Furia Roja Relampago Negro Arena Nacionalista, Mexicali, B.C.
????/??/?? hair Guerrero Rojo Furia Roja Arena Coliseo Mexicali
??/??/?? hairs Humilde & Rey Tortura Pzaiko & Furia Roja Mexicali - Baja California
17/05/21 hair (1) Tigre Leon Furia Roja Arena Nacionalista - Mexicali, Baja California
(1) Triangle match also involving Negro Azteca
  1. 32 Años de Furia Roja https://youtu.be/DIST47Q77mE


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1999 recognition
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