Perro Aguayo

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Perro Aguayo
Perro Aguayo
Name Perro Aguayo
Real name Pedro Aguayo Damián
Nicknames El Can de Nochistlán (The Dog from Nochistlan)
Name history Perro Aguayo (debut - )
Family Perro Aguayo Jr. (son), El Ídolo (brother-in-law), Los Ídolos I & II & Pepe Aguayo (nephews)
Maestro(s) Apolo Romano, Diablo Velasco
Birth date, location January 18, 1946 - Nochistlán, Zacatecas
Obituary date July 3, 2019
Debut, location May 10, 1970 - Sayula, Jalisco
Lost mask to
Height 5'10"/179 cms
Weight 209 lbs/95 kg
Signature moves La Lanza (double foot stomp), La Silla
Titles: Jalisco Lightweight Title, Jalisco Welterweight Title, Jalisco Middleweight Title, Occidente Middleweight Title, NWA World Middleweight Title (3), National Middleweight Title, UWA World Light Heavyweight Title, UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title (2), WWF World Light Heavyweight Title (6), Puerto Rico: WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title, UWA World Heavyweight Title, UWA World Tag Team Titles (w/ Gran Hamada), AAA/IWC World Heavyweight Title, WWA World Heavyweight Title (3), National Heavyweight Title, National Tag Team Titles (2, w/ Perro Aguayo Jr.), 1985 Copa Ovaciones y Costalazos
Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Member


History about a Zacatecan Leyend

Perro Aguayo, Don Pedro Damian Aguayo, is a living legend and perhaps the biggest non-masked start in the history of lucha libre (along with Ray Mendoza.) He left an indelible mark on every fan who him in the ring. His slogan was "El Cán de Nochistlán" (Nochistlan's dog), and ironically, his name was the product of an error when he was announced the first time. He was to be announced under his real name of Pedro Aguayo, but the d was changed to an r. Aguayo was angry about this mix up at first, but the unique name and character helped him become recognized as one of the lucha libre legends of the 70s.

Born in El Rancho Virgen de Nochistlan in Zacatecas, Pedro Aguayo had a hard childhood. He was 5 years old when he began working to support himself, and only went as thru the second grade in school. When he was ten, he moved to Mexico City and worked as a shoemaker, baker, and boxer. One day, Pedro met a luchador who convinced him he could do better in lucha than boxing. The first day of lucha libre training was unforgettable rough, and he was laid up in bed for days. Pedro stuck out the training, and continuing training in the lucha gym - Gloria. At the gym, he met Ray Mendoza and two of his sons, the future Villano I & Villano II. Pedro later met Diablo Velazco, who trained him and prepared him for his debut. His first match was on May 10th, 1970 in Sayula.

Perro had many victories in his career, including winning the WWF World Light Heavyweight Championship while part of UWA, and much success in Japan. Still, Perro wanted the greatest trophy in lucha libre, the one thing every wrestler most wanted - El Santo's mask.

Many had tried to unmask Santo. All were defeated by Santo. Perro was not the exception, but he put up a fierce match in their October 3, 1975 apuesta. Perro ripped Santo's mask and bloodied him like few had before, and Santo retaliated by going back to his beginnings for rudo tactics of his own. The fans bought into the possibility of Perro unmasked Santo, but of course Perro lost his hair on this night. (Another goal of Perro's was Fishman's mask, and he was unable to obtain it either.)

Perro's popularity grew because of his effort, and he triumphed in other big matches. He defeated Sangre Chicana, one of his eternal rivals, a few times over the years in bloody bouts. Perro also defeated Villano III for the WWF LH in great match on August 7, 1983. El Globo Humano was the last man he unmasked in Toreo, but he later won big masks elsewhere, including Konnan's in 1991. In the early 90's, he feuded with Los Hermanos Dinamita, taking Mascara Ano 2000's mask and starting a long family rivalry. Perro claims to have unmasked a total of 21 wrestlers. (Ed note: We've got records of 11.)

Perro appeared in a couple of movies: "Los Justicieros" and "El Angel del Silencio". The second movie was filmed in the middle 70s, and Perro killed the title character (played by Rogelio Guerra) in the movie.

Perro's career ended (for the most part) in an memoral way. In 2001, Perro was winding down his career, on an extended retirement tour, and due to have neck surgery due to a life in the ring. The feud with the Los Hermanos Dinamitas was still going strong, Perro faced the younger Dinamita, Universo 2000, in a hair match at Arena Mexico. Universo won the match by using his Black Hammer martinete, and Perro concluded his career with his hair being cut off as he was unconscious and being strapped to a gurney.

As all expected, Perro Aguayo eventually did return to the ring for revenge, teaming with his son Perro Aguayo Jr. to beat Cien Caras and Mascara Ano 2000 for their hairs, and helping Junior beat Universo 2000 for his hair. Perro works about once or twice a year, but has peacefully retired as an every day wrestler.

Source: Biografias de Las Leyendas Del Ring

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
1968/??/?? hair Cachorro González Perro Aguayo unknown
1969/??/?? hair Alberto Cortéz Perro Aguayo unknown
??/??/?? hair Perro Aguayo El Signo El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
??/??/?? mask Perro Aguayo Hombre Montaña unknown
??/??/?? mask Perro Aguayo El Desertor Guatemala
??/??/?? hair Perro Aguayo César Sando Jr. unknown
??/??/?? hairs Perro Aguayo & ?? Los Hermanos Escobedo unknown
70/??/?? hair[1] Chucho Villa Perro Aguayo Oblatos, Jalisco
72/12/24 hair Perro Aguayo Luis Mariscal Arena Coliseo - Guadalajara, Jalisco
73/09/04 hair Perro Aguayo Guillermo Valle Guadalajara, Jalisco
74/06/08 hair Perro Aguayo Karloff Lagarde Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
74/06/15 hair Perro Aguayo Carlos Mata unknown
75/04/25 hair Perro Aguayo Ringo Mendoza Arena México - Mexico City
75/06/13 hair Perro Aguayo Marty Jones unknown
1975/10/03 hair El Santo Perro Aguayo Arena Mexico
76/05/16 hair[2] Ringo Mendoza Perro Aguayo Arena Coliseo - Guadalajara, Jalisco
76/09/24 hair El Faraón Perro Aguayo Arena México - Mexico City
77/12/09 hairs El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza Perro Aguayo & Joe Polardi Arena México - Mexico City
78/09/10 hair El Solitario Perro Aguayo Palacio de los Deportes - Mexico City
80/06/29 hair René Guajardo Perro Aguayo Palacio de los Deportes - Mexico City
82/09/17 hair Perro Aguayo Tony Salazar Arena México - Mexico City
83/05/27 hair Perro Aguayo Negro Navarro Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
83/07/15 hair Perro Aguayo El Texano Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
83/08/21 hair Villano III Perro Aguayo El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
86/02/28 hair Sangre Chicana Perro Aguayo Arena Mexico
86/10/26 hair Perro Aguayo El Faraón Monterrey, Nuevo León
86/12/13[3] hair Perro Aguayo Kato Kung Lee L.A. Olympic Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA, USA
87/02/15 hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
87/09/06 hair Perro Aguayo Scorpio El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
87/12/06 hair Perro Aguayo Babe Face Pista Arena Revolución - Mexico City
87/12/20 hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
88/04/?? hair Perro Aguayo Gran Markus Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
88/06/?? mask Perro Aguayo Diablo Rojo Villahermosa, Tabasco
88/06/05 masks Villano III & Perro Aguayo Black Power I & Black Power II El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
88/07/16 hair Perro Aguayo Ultraman Mexico City
89/01/15 hair Perro Aguayo Luis Mariscal Arena Coliseo - Guadalajara, Jalisco
89/01/27 hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
89/05/06 hair Perro Aguayo Adorable Rubí Arena Apatlaco
89/05/14 hair Perro Aguayo El Indómito El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
89/06/?? hair Perro Aguayo Lobo Rubio unknown
89/10/14 hair Perro Aguayo Ultraman Arena Apatlaco
90/07/29 mask Perro Aguayo El Globo Humano (Martin Levy) El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
90/11/?? hair Perro Aguayo Sangre Chicana Arena México - Mexico City
91/03/03 masks Perro Aguayo & Ringo Mendoza Texas Rangers Arena Mexico - Mexico City
91/03/22 mask Perro Aguayo Konnan Arena México - Mexico City
91/06/02 hair Perro Aguayo Negro Navarro El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
91/06/26 hair Perro Aguayo Coloso Colosetti Matamoros, Tamaulipas
91/08/01 mask (2) Perro Aguayo Stuka Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
91/08/08 hair Perro Aguayo Stuka Plaza de Toros Monumental - Monterrey, N.L.
91/09/06 hair (3) Konnan Perro Aguayo Arena México - Mexico City
93/04/30 mask Perro Aguayo Máscara Año 2000 Plaza México - Mexico City
95/09/22 hair (4) Perro Aguayo Nikozuna Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera - Mexico City
99/03/07 hair (5) Perro Aguayo El Cobarde II El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
00/04/14 hair Perro Aguayo Bestia Salvaje Arena México - Mexico City
00/12/15 hair Perro Aguayo Cien Caras Arena México - Mexico City
01/02/02 hair Perro Aguayo Máscara Año 2000 Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
01/03/30 hair Universo 2000 Perro Aguayo Arena México - Mexico City
05/03/18 hairs Perro Aguayo & Perro Aguayo Jr. Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 Arena México - Mexico City
(1) In his rookie year, Aguayo apparently lost his hair against an unknown opponent; (2) Triangle match with El Hijo del Santo; (3) Triangle match with Cien Caras; (4) Nikozuna never got his head shaved; (5) Triangle dog collar match with Sangre Chicana


Dos Perros
as National & NWA World Champ, March 1977
as WWF LH Champ, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 13th & 18th
Perro/Konnan on El Calabozo
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Perro Aguayo Jr. & Perro Aguayo
winning Stuka's mask
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A Homage to Perro
Teaming with Hector Garza and Canek in WWF
in WWF
with his son & Abby
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A statue of Perro Aguayo
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