Superzan

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Superzan (Super Zan)
Superzan (Super Zan)
Name Superzan (Super Zan)
Real name Alfonso Mora Veytia
Nicknames
Name history Superzan
Family
Maestro(s) Dick Medrano, El Gladiador
Birth date, location 1944 - Veracruz
Obituary date January 9, 2006
Debut, location 1973 - Mazatlán, Sinaloa
Lost mask to Never lost the mask, though there is controversy
Height
Weight
Signature moves
Titles: unknown Guatemalan championship

History

Superzan was a famous luchador in the 60’s & 70’s who also appeared in several lucha movies.

Superzan Origins

Originally, Superzan was created by Rogelio Agrasánchez as a movie character, just like Huracán Ramírez, Neutrón, and Sombra Vengadora. Initially, Superzan's character was intended as a Superman-like being. Tinieblas was originally cast to play exclusively the superhero in the film “Superzán El Invencible”, however due to delays in the filming the idea took another turn.

Tinieblas began playing the character, but Agrasánchez delayed the filming. Also Tinieblas had time constraints with a tour with the EMLL making even more difficult the filming. The producer got desperate and asked Tinieblas if he knew someone who could dubb him.

Taking Over

Tinieblas invited his friend Alfonso Mora who also had acting experience. Mora gladly accepted the role, he played Superzan when Tinieblas was unavailable. In the end, half of the Supezan El Invincible film was played by Tinieblas while Alfonso Mora played the role for the rest of the film. In further Superzan films the character was played by Alfonso Mora.

In Ring Career

Alfonso Mora "Super Zan", was trained by Dick Medrano and El Gladiador. Due to the success in the films, Superzan had a similar fate like other movie luchadors. He was also recommended by Tinieblas. His debut was advertised for Arena Mexico but, for reasons never explained, he debuted in 1973 with Tinieblas vs Tony Salazar and Bello Greco in Mazatlan.

Superzan had a great physical condition, charisma, very good in ring skills, and an immense popularity given by his movies. Nevertheless, he never could fully exploit his potential in the ring. In 1974 he wrestled in Central and South America. He won a Guatemala local title.

His main rivals were Bello Greco, Sergio El Hermoso, Tony Salazar, among few others. Tinieblas usually a supported him as his tag team partner. In 1991 tried to make a comeback and introduce El Hijo de Superzan as his successor, but the young wrestler turned down the gimmick to become Super Calo. In 1993, there was another attempt to introduce another Superzan Jr. but in the end became Ultimatum and changed to another gimmick.

Filmography

Superzan made appearances in luchador films:

  1. Superzan El Invencible (1971) - misspelled as Ssuperzam
  2. Superzan y el Niño del Espacio (1973)
  3. Los Vampiros de Coyoacán (1973) (The Vampires of Coyoacán)
  4. El Castillo de las Momias de Guanajuato (1973)
  5. Triunfo de los Campeones Justicieros (1973)
  6. El Investigador Capulina (1975)
  7. La Mansión de las Siete Momias (1975)

Controversy

In 1984 a Superzan lost the mask in Juarez, there is the possibility that it was the original or an masked imposter. We don't know who was under the mask, only that every other person in the mask was still masked after the match.

Nevertheless, in an article of Box y Lucha Magazine it is said he never lost the mask. This could support the idea that it was probably an imposter. According to Tinieblas accounts Superzan rented or gave the name to another person but without any success.[1]

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
70's masks Superzan & Tinieblas Los Tigres del Ring Cd Victoria, Tamaulipas
1983 mask Superzan The Black Cat unknown
1984 mask (1) Tinieblas, Villano III & Rocky Star Flama Roja, El Legionario (original) & Superzan Ciudad Juarez
(1) Relevos australianos suicidas, in this match Superzan loss the mask, but it is not known who's the winner of the mask of Superzan and if it was the original Alfonso Mora or an imposter

Sources

  • Elcobardeimpostor files
  • Box y Lucha Magazine
  • Tinieblas Oficial

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