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La Parka/L.A. Park (The Skeleton of Death)
La Parka/L.A. Park (The Skeleton of Death)
Name La Parka/L.A. Park (The Skeleton of Death)
Real name Adolfo Tapia Ibarra
Nicknames The Chairman, La Calaca
Name history Adolfo Tapia (debut - ??), El Minero (DF), Príncipe Island (?? - 05/90), Invasor Del Norte I (??/90 - ??/92), La Parka/La Parka Original (05/92 - ), L.A. Park (12/03 - )
Family Suplex (brother), Super Parka (uncle), Volador Jr. (cousin)
Maestro(s) Alberto Mora, Raúl Reyes
Birth date, location November 14, 1965 - Monclova, Coahuila
Obituary date n/a
Debut, location 1982 - Deportivo Arena 47 - Monclova, Coahuila
Lost mask to El Hijo del Santo - November 21, 1987 (as Príncipe Island)
Height 6'0"/183 cms
Weight 255 lbs/116 kg
Signature moves Corkscrew Bodyblock, Enzuigiri, Sunset Flip Power Bomb, Tope Suicida into an Armdrag
Titles: Distrito Federal Light Heavyweight Title (as Príncipe Island), Panama: European Middleweight Title (2, as Príncipe Island), WWA World Light Heavyweight Title (2), National Light Heavyweight Title (3), IWC World Heavyweight Title, XLAW Heavyweight Title, WWC Hardcore Title (2), WWA World Tag Team Championship (w/ Antifaz Del Norte), CMLL World Tag Team Championship (w/Shocker)


LA Park is a regular in CMLL. He's recently turned rudo in Mexico City, but still wrestles as a tecnico in many places and outside of CMLL. When he started his current stint with CMLL, he was presented as a freelancing outsider, and it's unclear if he still maintains that status (or if there's any real meaning to that distinction.)

As a tecnico, LA Park was getting a negative reaction from some of the tecnicos fans in 2006. (It's comparable, though not nearly as loud, as what happened with Atlantis a year earlier.) On April 30, 2006 - a special Kid's Day show at Arena Mexico - LA Park turned on his partners Mistico, Negro Casas, and Heavy Metal. Park teased a feud with Mistico and at an alliance with Perros del Mal, but his rudo turn has ended up more focused on a feud with Dr. Wagner Jr.

LA Park is best known to North American wrestling fans for his stint in World Championship Wrestling, where his trademark was striking his opponents over the head with a chair; thus, the nickname Chairman of the Board came into play. He is also remembered for his strutting and leg-wiggling dancing.

Controversy over the La Parka gimmick

LA Park is the original La Parka from AAA in the early '90s and the one who was in WCW and XPW. The rights to the gimmick of La Parka have been the subject of court battles since La Parka left AAA; so far, they've ruled that AAA owner Antonio Pena owns the name and the look, and LA Park can not use the "La Parka" on television in Mexico. (He's allowed to and does use La Parka in the US and elsewhere.)

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? mask Principe Island Gran Cóndor unknown
??/??/?? hair Principe Island Gran Cóndor unknown
??/??/?? mask Principe Island Príncipe Judas unknown
??/??/?? mask Principe Island Guerrero Negro unknown
??/??/?? mask Principe Island Bestia Negra I unknown
85/02/17 mask Clímax II El Minero Pista Arena Revolución - Mexico City
87/11/21 mask El Hijo del Santo Principe Island Arena Apatlaco - Apatlaco, Mexico State
91/??/?? hair Principe Island Bestia Negra I unknown
91/06/26 mask Stuka Invasor del Norte I Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
92/??/?? hair Panterita del Ring Principe Island Monterrey, Nuevo León
98/07/20 mask La Parka Pierroth Jr. Plaza de Toros Lauro Luis Longoria - Nuevo Laredo, Tamps.
98/09/20 mask La Parka Wolf Reynosa, Tamaulipas
00/07/17 hair La Parka Gran Markus Jr. Plaza de Toros Lauro Luis Longoria - Nuevo Laredo, Tamps.
01/??/?? mask (1) La Parka Shiryu Dragon Gimnasio México 68 - Guadalajara, Jalisco
01/06/04 hair (2) La Parka El Dandy Plaza de Toros Lauro Luis Longoria - Nuevo Laredo, Tamps.
01/06/25 mask (3) La Parka Huracán Ramírez Jr. Salon Premier - Monclova, Coahuila
01/12/21 hair (4) La Parka Damian 666 Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
04/10/08 hair L. A. Park Nicho el Millonario Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
05/05/27 hair (5) L. A. Park Super Parka Palenque de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
06/02/04 mask L. A. Park Black Tiger III Auditorio Municipal - Torreon
(1) Relevos suicidas vs. Roberto Paz Jr. & Zandokan II; (2) Triangle match with Bestia Salvaje; (3) Relevos suicidas vs. Villanos IV & V; (4) Cage Match; (5) Cage Match: also w/Dr. Wagner Jr. & Perro Aguayo Jr.


as Principe Island
as Panama European Middleweight Champ
w/ WWC Hardcore Title on right

AAA 1994