Alfonso Dantés

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Alfonso Dantés
Alfonso Dantés
Name Alfonso Dantés
Real name José Luis Amezcua Díaz
Nicknames El Tanque (The Tank)
Name history Edmundo Dantés (debut - ??), Dantés, Alfonso Dantés (1963? - retirement)
Family Al Amezcua (father), César Dantés (son), Apolo Dantés (son), Septiembre Negro (brother), Indio Jerónimo (brother-in-law), Alberto Muñoz/White Man (brother-in-law)
Maestro(s) Diablo Velazco
Birth date, location April 13, 1943 - Guadalajara, Jalisco
Obituary date July 30, 2008 - Manzanillo, Colima
Debut, location 1960 - Morelia, Michoacán
Lost mask to
Height 5'9"/176 cms
Weight 220 lbs/101 kg
Signature moves No-hands tapatía, Gori Special, Backbreaker Submission, La Alteña
Titles: Occident Middleweight Title, National Light Heavyweight Title (3), NWA Americas Tag Team Titles (3, w/ Mil Máscaras, Francisco Flores, El Médico), NWA World Light Heavyweight Title (5), National Heavyweight Title (2)
Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Member

One of the best luchadors in the history of Guadalajara, "the Tank" was a light heavyweight/heavyweight star of 60s, 70s and 80s. Believed to have run Arena Coliseo Guadalajara after his career came to an end. His sons Apolo Dantes & Cesar Dantes followed him into the lucha libre world.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
??/??/?? hair Alfonso Dantés El Faraón Arena México - Mexico City
??/??/?? hair Cien Caras Alfonso Dantés Arena Coliseo - Guadalajara, Jalisco
??/??/?? hair El Faraón Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
1972/12/01 hair El Solitario Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
1974/08/23 hair Alfonso Dantes Tony Salazar Arena México - Mexico City
1975/12/05 hair (1) Enrique Vera Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
1977/02/22 hair Mil Máscaras Alfonso Dantes Arena Mexico
1977/07/22 hair (2) El Halcón Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
78/04/21 hairs El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza Sangre Chicana & Alfonso Dantés Arena Mexico
1979/04/20[1] hair Alfonso Dantés El Faraón Arena México - Mexico City
1979/06/15 hair Satoru Sayama Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
1980/12/05 hairs Sangre Chicana & Alfonso Dantes El Jalisco & Cobarde Arena México - Mexico City
1981/06/26 hair Alfonso Dantés Halcón Ortiz Arena México - Mexico City
1985/08/09[2] hair Satánico Alfonso Dantés Arena Mexico
1986/08/27 hair Cien Caras Alfonso Dantes Arena Coliseo Acapulco
(1) Triangle match w/ El Halcón; (2) Triangle match with Mil Máscaras


vs Les Thornton 1980
At Arena Coliseo 1984
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El Halcon September 1981