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Franco Columbo

Franco Columbo
Birth name Javier Descalza Coronado
Ring name(s) Franco Columbo
Billed height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Billed weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Born (1953-08-11) August 11, 1953 (age 60)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Trained by Diablo Velazco

Javier Descalza Coronado (born August 11, 1953) is a Mexican retired Luchador, or professional wrestler, currently working as a match maker for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Descalza is best known under the ring name Franco Columbo, a name he uses even after retiring from wrestling.

Professional wrestling career

Descalza was trained for his professional wrestling career by legendary Mexican wrestling trainer Diablo Velazco before making his debut in 1975 as "Franco Columbo". Due to Velazco's connections to Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL), Mexico's largest and the world's oldest professional wrestling promotion, Columbo landed job with EMLL only a few years after making his debut. On November 1, 1980 Columbo defeated Américo Rocca to win the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, holding it for 92 days before El Supremo won it on February 1, 1981.[1] Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s Columbo began working as a trainer for EMLL (later renamed Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre; CMLL) helping improve young wrestlers under EMLL/CMLL contract. After retiring from active competition in the late 1990s, Columbo began being more involved in the booking aspects of CMLL, moving up the ranks to being second in charge along with Juan Manuel Mar. The two are currently responsible for planning CMLL's weekly shows in Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo, CMLL's two most popular venues.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Regional championships
    • Occidente Welterweight Championship (1 time)

Lucha de Apuesta record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Dr. O'Borman Franco Colombo Unknown Unknown  
Hair Gran Cochisse Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico Unknown  
Hair Franco Colombo Guerrero Negro Puebla, Puebla  
Hair Águila Solitaria and Franco Colombo Cid Campeador and Ari Romero Mexico City, Mexico  
Hair Franco Colombo Divino Roy Mexico City, Mexico  
Mask/Hair Faisán and Franco Colombo Pánico and Manuel Robles Mexico City, Mexico  
Hair Jerry Estrada Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico  
Hair Hombre Verde Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico  
Hairs Ari Romero and Franco Colombo Vulcano and Tony Arce Mexico City, Mexico  
Hair Javier Cruz Franco Colombo Cuernavaca, Morelos  
Hair Javier Cruz Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico  


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