Felipe Ham Lee

From Luchawiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Felipe Ham Lee
Felipe Ham Lee
Name Felipe Ham Lee
Real name Felipe Hahn Lee
Nicknames El Peligro Amarillo, El Principe Chino, El Dragon de Oro
Name history Hahn Lee/Ham Lee (NWA), Bing Ki Lee (PNW), Felipe Ham Lee, The White Avenger/The Avenger, El Santo (NJPW, 1973)
Maestro(s) Lou Thesz
Birth date, location February 5, 1932 - Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Obituary date March 2, 2011
Debut, location April 1953 - Havana, Cuba September 1957 in Mexico City
Lost mask to
Height 172 cm/5' 8"
Weight 85 kg/187 lb
Signature moves Chops
Titles: NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship (w/Pedro Morales), NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (w/Luther Lindsey)


His real surname was Hahn, but it was modified to Ham. Competed in Mr. Mexico bodybuilding contests in 1952 and 1953 before debuting in wrestling. Wrestled under his real last name in NWA. In his stint in Pacific Northwest Wrestling he went as Bing Ki Lee. He was wrongfully nicknamed as "El Príncipe Chino" (The Chinese Prince) He was not Chinese he was from Korean ascendance. Tag Team partner of Pedro Morales in NWA.

Ham Lee holds the strange distinction of wrestling as El Santo during 1973 in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Ham Lee has explained the incident as himself and other Mexican wrestlers being left stranded in Japan by an unscrupulous promoter, and wrestling as El Santo paid well enough to get himself and his compatriots back to Mexico.

He ran the wrestling training school, Club-Atletico Ham Lee.


  • Lucha Libre 57

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
66/09/09 hair René Guajardo Felipe Ham Lee Arena México - Mexico City
66/08/28[1] hair Felipe Ham Lee Cavernario Galindo Puebla
1977/03/06 mask Felipe Ham Lee The Monster Plaza de Monumental Monterrey
  1. Lucha Libre 167


Felipe Ham Lee 1.jpg
0181 1.jpg
FB IMG 1518925106302.jpg

as El Santo
as El Santo in Japan, 1973

132942328 10219058502235048 2874265616876878827 o.jpg
132823821 10219058503515080 1081338707759620658 o.jpg