Original Karis La Momia
La Parka Jr. started his career as another Karis La Momia
|Karis La Momia|
Mario Gomez Najera was born in Pachuca, Hidalgo on October 22, 1930. At the age of he attended the Centro Social y Deportivo Pachuca in order to practice weightlifting and he met amateur wrestlers. He befriended with them and began his in ring training. He made his debut in a small Arena in Tulancingo on 1950 under the name of Lino Mayo. His second ring name was Roble Ocadiz. Francisco Flores gave him the opportunity to train at Arena Afición. One day he was reading a book about the Ancient Egypht; he got the idea to create the character of Karis La Momia. In 1956 he made his at Arena Libertad his entrance was inside a casket causing terror to the crowd. This character caused great expectations becoming a draw to the crowds just to see him.
Arena Libertad became small for the hundreds of fans who made lines to see him each week. Francisco Flores, the same promoter who gave him the first opportunity to train in a ring did not like the idea of the terrorífic character, he had no choice. In the end he had to accept to present him due to the people's demand. Karis La Momia was in the main event at Arena Afición, where he competed with the greatest luchadors. Flores realized of the popularity of Karis La Momia, he recomended Karis to Salvador Lutteroth who presented him at Arena Coliseo and Arena Mexico.
He had notable matches against the top exponents lucha libre exponents in Mexico such as Santo, Gory Guerrero, Bobby Bonales, El Verdugo, Black Shadow, Huracán Ramírez, Blue Demon, Joe Marín, Joe Grant, Murciélago Velázquez, Raúl Torres, and more.
He Never Lost His Mask
"Nunca perdí la máscara, simplemente un día decidí quitármela y dejar la lucha libre y hoy tengo la satisfacción de haber logrado lo que quería y lo que quise hacer; me quedan los mejores recuerdos de esta profesión que me dio todo para mi familia"
As Karis La Momia, he says he never lost his mask. "I never lost the mask, one day I just decided to take it off and retire from wrestling and today I have the satisfaction of achieving all I wanted and all I wanted to be; I have the best memories of this profession that gave me everything for my family."
Lucha Libre (magazine) 140 offers a slightly different version. The magazine writes that Momia took two months off in 1966, then returned as "the White Hand" to lose his mask to both El Solitario in Guadalajara and then El Condor in San Luis Potosi the following day. Lucha Libre (magazine) 154 goes farther, mentioning La Momia himself losing his mask to Manuel Robles, but does not give a date.
Luchas de apuestas record
|Date||Apuesta||Winner(s)||Loser(s)||Arena and/or Place|
|1953||mask||Roble Ocadiz||Golden Terror||Tulancingo|
|??/??/??||mask||Karis La Momia||Maravilla Enmascarada II||Arena Santa Isabel -Cuernavaca, Morelos|
|??/??/??||mask||Karis La Momia||Black Sugar||Arena Palacio de Tulancingo - Tulancingo, Hidalgo|
|??/??/??||mask||Karis La Momia||Mascara Dorada||???|
|??/??/??||mask||Karis La Momia||Dr Yeki||???|
|??/??/??||mask||Karis La Momia||Silver Fox||???|
|??/??/??||hair||Karis La Momia||El Jarocho||???|
|??/??/??||hair||Karis La Momia||Jabalí||???|
|??/??/??||hair||Karis La Momia||Bobby Bonales||???|
|??/??/??||hair||Karis La Momia||Enrique Camarena||???|
|??/??/??||hair||Karis La Momia||Chico Veloz||???|
|??/??/??||hair||Karis La Momia||Chamaco Castro||Tulancingo|
|??/??/??||hair||Karis La Momia||Humberto Garza||Monterrey|
|??/??/??||mask||Manuel Robles||La Momia||Arena Coliseo|
|66/06/17||mask||El Solitario||White Hand||Arena Coliseo Guadalajara|
|66/06/18||mask||El Condor (San Luis Potosi)||White Hand||Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi|