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Perro Aguayo

        

Real Name - Pedro Aguayo Damian
Birthdate1/18/46
5'8" 185 lbs. - Nochistlon, Zacatecas, Mexico

Athletic Background - Boxing

Teacher(s) - Apolo Romano, Diablo Velazco

Professional Background - Jalisco, EMLL, UWA(`79-`90), UWF(`80), CMLL(`91), AAA(`92-`00), CMLL(`00-`01), CMLL(`05)

Aliases - none

Groups - none

Peak Years - `75-`83


Finisher(s) - 
- La Lanza (Flying Double Stomp)
- Cristo variations
- Samoan Drop

Favorites -
- La Silla (Thesz Press off apron)
- Bodyslam
- Lariat
- Running Toe Kick
- Punch


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes10 


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment10 
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat10 
 Legacy

  
Place in History - Perro Aguayo is perhaps the greatest non-masked luchador in the long history of the Mexican sport. He was a tough boxer, who gave lucha libre a try and found his place in the world like many of the legendary luchadors before him. Early in his career, Pedro Aguayo's name was mispronounced by a ring announcer as "Perro Aguayo" meaning "Dog" Aguayo. The name stuck and it grew to embody his dog-like viciousness when he was a rudo and tenacity when he was a technico. Since he was trained by the best, Aguayo was able to bypass many of the aspiring stars of the day with his ability and distinctiveness. Although there was a glass ceiling in Mexico City at that time, Aguayo was one of the few who was able to break through in the 1970s. He frequently went after the hair or mask of top stars and more often than not was defeated. However, Aguayo proved to be one of those exceptional stars, who can lose and still keep their heat. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Perro Aguayo lost to the best, but was also considered in that elite group. The dog did have his day from time to time as Perro held numerous titles over the years. By the late 80s, he was embroiled in a never-ending feud with Sangre Chicana, but he seemed to be a washed up relic from the 1970s. Lucha libre was changing with the introduction of television in Mexico City and it would have left Perro Aguayo in the past had he not made the right connection. Aguayo began feuding with a young heavyweight named Konnan and the two were top stars for CMLL. Then the company's booker, Antonio Peña, left to form AAA with a chunk of CMLL's talent. In addition to most of the held down youngsters, Peña tried to lure away some of the established veterans. Perro Aguayo jumped and revitalized his career feuding with Konnan and Los Hermanos Dinamitas and riding AAA's momentous wave of success. Although he was not the worker he had once been, Perro Aguayo's psychology and ability to work bloodbaths kept him on top. After AAA slowed, so did Perro and he began moving toward retirement while promoting Perro Aguayo Jr., his talented son. Although he has stayed longer than he should, Perro Aguayo remains one of the most beloved figures in lucha libre.
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