Wrestling By The Numbers: Hector ‘Garza’ Segura
Hector ‘Garza’ Segura who was a main event superstar in Mexico competing for both CMLL and AAA and also had runs in most of the major North America promotions active during his career has passed away. The 43-year-old Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico native had stopped competing inside the squared circle in the fall of last year after having been diagnosed with lung cancer. Segura had been undergoing an aggressive treatment plan but passed away back on May 29th. Hector Segura started his 20-year professional wrestling career back in 1992 after having been trained by Mr. Lince, Mario Segura and Blue Fish. He began his career competing as Hector Garza for Federacion Internacional de Lucha Libre based out of Monterrey Mexico before signing with CMLL in 1994. Garza spent the next 2-years with the organization where he became one of the top technicos in the company. In 1997 he surprised the wrestling world but leaving CMLL and joining Antonio Pena’s rival promotion AAA.
AAA’s Antonio Pena and the WWF’s Vince McMahon had a talent exchange deal in effect during this time which saw Hector Garza made multiple appearances in the WWF. In the summer of 1998 Garza was signed by World Championship Wrestling and he spent the next 2-years with the organization. In 1999 Hector Garza returned to Mexico and rejoined AAA where he would spent the next 5-years with the company before having a falling out with owner Antonio Pena in 2004. It was during this time that Garza was brought into TNA Wrestling as apart of the company’s World X Cup. Hector Garza would again return to CMLL in 2004 and was brought back to TNA late in the year for a planned big push by TNA Booker Dusty Rhodes. Unfortunately in early 2005 Hector Segura was arrested for steroid possession and was deported from the United States ending his North American wrestling career.
Hector Garza returned to Mexico remaining with CMLL for the next 7-years. During this time he was again a main event superstar for the organization. In 2011 he worked a tour of the orient for New Japan Pro Wrestling and around the same time he again left CMLL and resigned with AAA where he competed up until his final match on October 7th. Hector Garza won numerous championships throughout his career including being a 1-Time CMLL Heavyweight Champion and at the time of his passing he was the reigning 1-Time AAA Mexican National Champion.
Below we look at the North American professional wrestling career of Hector ‘Garza’ Segura by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 1 Match on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match on WWE Raw.
* 2 Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 1 Match on WWE Shotgun Saturday Night.
* 17 Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 2 Main Event Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 8 Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
* 4 Main Event Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
World Championship Wrestling:
* 3 Matches on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match on WCW Clash Of The Champions.
* 2 Matches on WCW Saturday Night.
* 13 Matches on WCW Monday Nitro.
* 3 Matches on WCW Thunder.