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Al Madril


Real Name - Alberto Madril

Birthdate - 3/15/50

6’1” 231 lbs. - San Bernadino, CA


Athletic Background - n/a

Teacher(s) - n/a

Professional Background - Arizona(`72-`73), Portland(`73-`74), Vancouver(`73-`74), Hawaii(`73), Dallas(`74-`78), Amarillo(`75), All Japan(`76;`78), San Francisco(`76), Los Angeles(`77; `79-`81), Amarillo(`78), San Antonio(`78), WCCW(`81-`83), Portland(`83), WWF(`84), Southwest(`84), TAW(`85-`86), WCCW(`86-`87), Portland(`88-`93)

AliasesLeo Madril, Alberto Madril

Groups - none

Peak Years - 77-`85


Finisher(s) - 

- Crucifix

- Flying Bodypress


Favorites -

- Abdominal Stretch

- Hip Toss

- Turnbuckle Smash

- Headlock with Punches

- Jabs & Haymaker



Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set4
 Science2
 Aerial1
 Power6
 Strikes7


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment7
 Selling6
 Bumping7
 Carrying5
 Heat6
 Legacy3


Place in History - Pro-wrestling always had those wrestlers who bounced between being a strong supporting character and an aspiring top star depending on the territory they were in.  Over the course of his twenty year career, Al Madril very much lived that reality.  He worked between the Portland and Vancouver offices, mainly in makeshift tag teams.  One constant throughout Madril’s career was working in tag teams.  He was a good hand, but was not particularly spectacular, so he was frequently paired with other Latino wrestlers who were more dynamic in the ring.  He teamed up with Jose Gonzales in Portland, Pepper Gomez in San Francisco, Chavo and Mando Guerrero in Los Angeles, Ricky Romero in Amarillo and Jose Lothario in San Antonio.  He spent most of his career bouncing between Texas and California, appealing to the Spanish-speaking audiences in particular.  He even unseated NWA Junior Heavyweight champion Nelson Royal and held that title for nearly a year, but that title was at an unquestionable low point. He tended to get the best pushes in territories that were in decline and mainly worked the midcards of better promotions.  While he did develop a reputation amongst his peers as a complainer, Madril was eventually allowed to focus that negativity into a heel persona.  It was in this role that he found himself.  He was vicious on the mic and he developed his persona further in Texas All-Star and World Class.  Madril’s career went full circle when he returned to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1980s, when he returned to the region as a kid-hating heel feuding with promoter Don Owens.  His “Fiesta Garden” segments are classic in their campy heel presentation.  It was a fun cap to a respectable career.

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