Mr. Cóndor

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Mr. Cóndor
Mr. Cóndor
Name Mr. Cóndor
Real name Vicente Cruz Hernández
Nicknames none
Name history Jose Cruz (debut), Ivanhoe II, Romano García (? - 92; 09 UWE), Sombra de Plata III, El Cóndor (92,), Mr. Cóndor (92 - ), Goyo (1st version, 12/96 - 97), Payaso Diabolico I, II or III (1998)
Family none
Maestro(s) Los Cadaveres, Villano I, Rafael Salamanca, Scaramouche, Tony López, Blue Demon, Rodolfo Ruiz, Leo López, Los Escorpiones
Birth date, location July 26, 1958 - Mexico City [1]
Obituary date
Debut, location August 20, 1975 - Arena Xalapa - Xalapa, Veracruz
Lost mask to Rey Misterio Jr. - August 14, 1992 - Acapulco, Guerrero
Height 5'6"/168 cms
Weight 183 lbs/83 kg
Signature moves Flying Senton, Power Bomb, Tirabuzón
Titles: UWA World Featherweight Title (as Romano García), AULL Trios Championship w/ Rocky Santana & El Gallego, Naucalpan Lightweight Championship, Tlanepantla Tag Team Championship (w/Perro Sosa), Arena Lopez Mateos Tag Team Championship (w/Perro Sosa), Texcoco Lightweight Championship, Arena Lopez Mateos Lightweight Championship, Yucatan Welterweight Championship, Caribe Middleweight Championship, Chetumal Lightweight Championship, Northern Tag Team Championship (w/Perro Sosa), Center of Mexico Cruiserweight Championship, FDT Absolute Championship


In the beginning he was not really a Lucha Libre fan. He was just invited by one of his friends to train and he liked so much. Vicente was a fast learner and in a short period of time he wrestled against the same friend who invited him and won. The trainers were impressed for his progress and saw potential despite of his height and weight.

He spent about seven years training with Los Cadaveres, then he continued with Rafael Salamanca. He saw his potencial as well, but he adviced him to go to other places, because he could not get opportunities due to his size.

His debut was unmasked under the name of Jose Cruz. He used that name for a couple of times, however he was not really convinced. He found a book about the Romans and he liked that culture and finally he renamed as Romano Garcia. At some point of his career que wrestled as Sombra de Plata III.

His first matches were in Plaza de Toros Huamantla and Arena Xalapa. During those days he received advice from Los Escorpion I, Escorpion II, Leo Lopez, Bruno Victoria, and Dick Angelo.

When he joined to Los Diabolicos they became rivals of Los Arqueros del Espacio. From that trio he had a rivalry with Lasser. He belonged to LLI usually as an opener, and joined the El Toreo tribute group UWE in 2009.

He met the promoter Carlos Elizondo in Monterrey, who gave opportunities to Los Diabolicos in big events as openers like the masks vs masks between Los Brazos vs Villanos. He told Romano about changing his gimminck since Los Diabolicos disbanded. Elizondo came up with the idea of masking Romano as Mr. Cóndor.

When he went back to Mexico City, he was invited by Antonio Peña to his AAA which he was starting. Mr. Cóndor wrestled there from the start of the promotion thru 2008. Best known as Mr. Condor during that stretch, though likely worked under a number of identities when not in his usual spot as an solid opening card wrestler. Evolved into as a veteran who'd face young wrestlers just starting on television. His mask loss to Rey Misterio Jr. early in Misteiro's career is probably his most historically important match for whom Misterio would become.

Besides of his in ring career he is the head trainer in Gimnasio Hercules. He always saw Ray Mendoza and Rene Guajardo as his role models. Lucha Libre for him is life and his everything.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? mask Romano Garcia Black Bull Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
??/??/?? hair Romano Garcia Danny Boy unknown
??/??/?? hair Romano Garcia Tigre Negro unknown
78/03/29 hair Romano Garcia Rudy Santana Mexico City
79/01/02 masks Sombras de Plata I & II Ivanhoe I & Ivanhoe II Auditorio Benito Juarez - Mexico City
88/11/?? hair El Hijo del Diablo Romano García Palenque de la Feria - Celaya, Guanajuato
1990/12/03 hair El Pantera Romano García Arena Isabel - León, Guanajuato
92/03/15 mask Mr. Cóndor El Cholo Arena Neza - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
92/08/14 mask Rey Misterio Jr. Mr. Cóndor Centro de Convenciones - Acapulco, Guerrero
95/03/15 hair Mr. Cóndor Bronco Arena Neza
95/03/17 mask Mr. Cóndor The Rose Palenque de la Feria - Zacatecas, Zacatecas
95/04/30 masks Karloff Lagarde Jr., Perro Silva & Mr. Cóndor Zafiro, Brillante & Diamante Auditorio Rio Nilo - Tonala, Jalisco
95/07/29 hairs Marabunta, Mr. Cóndor & Angel Mortal Zafiro, Brillante & Diamante Torreón, Coahuila
96/04/05 hair Mr. Cóndor El Gallego Arena Neza - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
01/05/26 hair Mr. Cóndor Marabunta Arena Neza - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
02/01/20 hair (1) Mr. Cóndor Ángel Mortal Gimnasio Lázaro Cárdenas - Salamanca, Gto.
02/07/05 mask (2) Mr. Cóndor Maniaco Centro de Convenciones - Cd. Madero, Tamps.
09/03/18 hair Romano Garcia Danny Boy Arena Lopez Mateos - Mexico State
2013/07/20 hair (3) Romano Garcia Gran Apache II Arena Lopez Mateos
2014/04/06 hair Marabunta Romano García Expo Reforma, Mexico State
2016/12/15 hair (4) Kevin (DTU) Mr. Condor Arena Aficion
2019/12/25 hairs Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro Romano Garcia & Gallego Arena Neza
23/09/16 hair Paranoiko Romano García Centro Desarrollo Lucha Profesional DTU, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
(1) Cage match with Gallego and Barrio Boys; (2) Diabolicos & Apache vs. Vipers cage match. Until this match happened, Maniaco wasn't considered to be a masked wrestler?; (3) Relevos Increibles con Final Suicida with Danny Boy & Rocky Santana; (4) Escape by Elimination with Jimmy & Gallego
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as Naucalpan Lightweight Champion
with Perro Sosa as Arena Lopez Mateos and Tlanepantla Tag Team Champions
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as UWA World Featherweight Champion
Los Payasos Diabolicos, 1998)
as Goyo withFrank Nitti & Al Capone
Mr. Condor vs Rey Misterio Jr.

Mr. Condor Masked
as Romano Garcia, w El Bronco & Rocky Santana
Mr. Condor
as Romano Garcia, w El Bronco & Rocky Santana
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as AULL Trios Champions
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Ivanhoe I and II