Mr. Tempest (70s)

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Mr. Tempest
Mr. Tempest
Name Mr. Tempest
Real name -
Nicknames Señor Tempestad
Name history Mr. Tempest (Debut 1968 - Retirement 1988)
Maestro(s) Raul Romero, Chico Casasola, Rafael Salamanca
Birth date, location February 15, 1945 - Mexico City (billed from Texas)
Obituary date
Debut, location 1964 - Guadalajara, Jalisco
Lost mask to Never lost the mask
Height 173 cm
Weight 85 kg
Signature moves La Tempestina, Inverted headlock, topes, a vast array of submission holds to arms and neck.
Titles: WWC Tag Team Championship (with Scorpio)


Since a young age Mr. Tempest shown an interest in sports. Prior his wrestling career, Mr. Tempest had a background sport in bodybuilding and amateur wrestling. He won bodybuilding contests and Intercolegial Wrestling tournaments. He is well regarded as a good role model for the youth, because of his passion for sports and his determination. He overcame all obstacles to reach his goals. He decided to follow a career as a professional wrestler, because the discipline is according with his personality.

Mr. Tempest was trained by Raul Romero, one of the most prominent wrestling trainers of México and Chico Casasola who besides of being his trainer was also an inspiration for him. Rafael Salamanca also contributed in his training. His wrestling abilities and physique were result of long hours of training and practice.

His professional debut was on 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, he went one on one against Red Terror. On 1968, Mr. Tempest made his debut in Monterrey was in a Tag Team Match against Kirvan Kid, and Scorpio in Monterrey. He was billed as a foreign wrestler at first, in some versions he was billed from Central America and some Texas, making him more mysterious. He wanted a ring name that represented a force of nature in the ring and according with his fast and high-flying wrestling style for these reasons he came up with the name of Mr. Tempest. The original colors of his mask and gear are the same of the Puerto Rican flag which he considers as his second home country.

He was part of a "Golden Generation" of young Coliseinos along with Chicano Power, Espectro Jr., Dr. O'Borman, Tupamaru, and Ursus. He debuted in Pista Arena Revolucion on July 29, 1973 in a tag team match with Pato Soria against Los Escorpiones. He made tours in Monterrey, Guadalajara, Nuevo Laredo, Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, Reynosa, Ciudad Obregon, Torreón, and all over México. He wrestled in the United States and Puerto Rico as well.

Some of the most important events in which he participated were the inauguration of Arena Cuatro Caminos in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas and events at Arena Coliseo and Pista Arena Revolucion.

He retired in 1988 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. He previously made a campaign in the South East of Mexico. His wrestling career brought him satisfactions.

Mr. Tempest is thankful with his family and all the Lucha Libre fans who always supported him during his career who saw them as part of his family.

Notable Matches

In his twenty years of in ring career he had notable matches with and against the biggest names in mexican Lucha Libre. The following list includes the most prominent opponents he had:

Date Location Match
? Arena Mexico - Mexico City Mr. Tempest defeated Perro Aguayo
? Palacio De Los Deportes - Mexico City Mr. Tempest, Tinieblas & Felipe Ham Lee defeated Dr. Wagner, Angel Blanco & Cesar Valentino in the finals of a Trios Tournament
1973/09/02 Arena Coliseo - Mexico City Mr. Tempest defeated Espanto III
1975/05/09 Arena Mexico - Mexico City Mr. Tempest defeated Rizado Ruiz
1976/12/02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara - Guadalajara, Jalisco Mr. Tempest vs Martin Escobedo vs José Escobedo vs Luis Mariscal vs Mario Alcala vs Gemelo Diablo I, Gemelo Diablo II vs Indio Jerónimo battle royal
1983/05/01 Palacio De Los Deportes - Mexico City Mr. Tempest, Tinieblas & Felipe Ham Lee defeated Cesar Valentino, Gran Markus & TNT in the finals of a Trios Tournament
1983/06/12 Palacio De Los Deportes - Mexico City Mr. Tempest & El Fantasma defeated Satan & Septiembre Negro

Career Highlights

In that tournament also participated: Barba Negra, Black Panther, Asesino Galactico, Halcon Dorado I, Halcon Dorado II, Jupiter, Panama Panther, Super Maquina at Palacio de los Deportes

Lucha de Apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
72/07/29 hair Mr. Tempest Leo Lopez Pista Arena Revolución - Mexico City
1978 mask Mr. Tempest Bulldozer Tampico, Tamaulipas


  1. Los Vampiros de Coyoacán (1973) (The Vampires of Coyoacán)


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in Tijuana

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performing one of his signature moves
delivering his trademark tope

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early card

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  • Audio Interview with Mr. Tempest
  • Mr. Tempest's Personal Archives
  • Arena Box y Lucha Magazine
  • El Halcon Magazine
  • Elias Garcia Magazine Collection