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Carlos Colón



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Real name: Carlos Edwin Colón Gonzalez
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 246 lbs.
Date of birth: July 18, 1948
Hometown: Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Pro debut: February 16, 1966
Trained by: Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez
Finishing move: Figure Four Leglock

Biography

– After emigrating to New York in 1961, Colón began working at a Brooklyn gym, where he met his future trainers, Rocco & Perez
– On February 16, 1966 Colón wrestled his debut match, losing to Bobo Brazil. He was paid $15 to compete
– Whilst competing in mainland North America, Colón was often known as Carlos Belafonte
– In the late 1960’s, Colón competed regularly for the WWWF
– In April 1973, Belafonte & Gino Caruso defeated Michel Martel & Danny Babich to win the NWA Calgary International Tag Team Titles
– In mid-1973, Colón returned to Puerto Rico to form the World Wrestling Council (WWC) alongside Victor Jovica
– On June 1, 1974, Colón & Jose Perez defeated Huracan Castillo & Maravilla to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On June 22, 1974, Colón defeated Gil Hayes to win the WWC North American Title
– On December 7, 1974, Colón defeated Ernie Ladd to win the WWC North American Title
– On December 21, 1974, Colón defeated Dick Steinborn to win the WWC Junior Heavyweight Title
– On March 22, 1975, Colón defeated Pierre Martel to win the WWC North American Title
– On September 20, 1975, Colón defeated Spoiler I to win the WWC North American Title
– On Christmas Day 1975, Colón & Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Bull Gregory & Ali Baba to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On April 17, 1976, Colón defeated Cowboy Bob Ellis to win the WWC North American Title
– On November 27, 1976, Colón defeated Eric The Red to win the WWC North American Title for the 5th time
– On March 12, 1977, Colón & Jose Rivera defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Don Kent) to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles
– On August 27, 1977, Colón & Jose Rivera defeated The Martels (Michel & Daniel) to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On October 15, 1977, Colón defeated Invader I to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title
– On November 14, 1977, Colón & Victor Jovica defeated The Samoans (Afa & Sika) to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On May 6, 1978, Colón defeated Ox Baker to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title
– On May 27, 1978, Colón & Chief Thunder Cloud defeated The Hollywood Blonds (Jack Evans & Larry Sharpe) to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On August 12, 1978, Colón defeated Kengo Kimura to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title
– On March 3, 1979, Colón defeated Gorilla Monsoon to win the WWC North American Title
– On May 5, 1979, Colón & Huracan Castillo defeated Dutch Mantel & Frankie Laine to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On September 22, 1979, Colón defeated Pampero Firpo to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title
– On January 12, 1980, Colón defeated Abdullah The Butcher to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title for a 5th time
– On February 9, 1980, Colón & Eric Froelich defeated Roger Kirby & Dick Steinborn to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On September 11, 1980, Colón & Jose Rivera defeated Pierre Martel & Mr Fuji to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On January 19, 1981, Colón & Invader I defeated Dutch Mantel & Danny Condrey to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles
– On May 9, 1981, Colón defeated Killer Karl Krupp to win the WWC North American & Puerto Rico Heavyweight Titles
– On September 26, 1981, Colón defeated Abdullah The Butcher to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title
– On March 13, 1982, Colón defeated The Mongolian Stomper to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title
– On July 24, 1982, Colón defeated Abdullah The Butcher to win his first WWC World Heavyweight Title. He would win the belt 26 times throughout his career
– On January 16, 1983, Colón defeated Jack Veneno to win the NWA World Title. Current NWA title histories do not recognize this reign, or indeed that of Veneno
– On April 30, 1983, Colón & Pedro Morales defeated The Super Medicos (I & II) to win the vacant WWC World Tag Team Titles
– On May 14, 1983, Colón defeated Ox Baker to win the WWC World Heavyweight Title
– On September 17, 1983, Colón fought NWA World Champion Harley Race to a time-limit draw in a Champion vs Champion Match
– On December 18, 1983, Colón defeated Ric Flair in a Cage Match. Following this match, Colón was billed as ‘Unisputed Champion of the Universe’ and led to the renaming of the WWC World Title to the WWC Universal Title
– On May 29, 1984, Colón defeated Tully Blanchard to retain the WWC Universal Title
– On September 15, 1984, Colón & Abdullah The Butcher fought PWF Tag Team Champions Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen to a double DQ
– On June 15, 1985, Colón defeated Dory Funk Jr to win the WWC Universal Title
– On October 19, 1985, Colón defeated Abdullah The Butcher to win the WWC Universal Title
– On September 21, 1986, Colón defeated Terry Funk in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WWC Universal Title, his 5th reign
– On September 20, 1987, Colón defeated Hercules Ayala in a Barbed Wire Match to win the WWC Universal Title
– On February 27, 1988, Colón defeated Afa in the final of the Copa Gillette Tournament
– On April 9, 1988, Colón defeated Hercules Ayala to win the WWC Universal Title
– On August 20, 1988, Colón defeated Ron Starr to win the WWC Television Title
– On December 12, 1988, Colón defeated Ron Garvin to win the WWC Universal Title
– On March 1, 1989, Colón defeated Jason The Terrible to win the WWC Television Title
– On May 17, 1989, Colón & Invader I defeated Jason The Terrible & Steve Strong to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles
– On October 7, 1989, Colón defeated Steve Strong in a Barbed Wire Cage Match to win the WWC Universal Title
– On November 23, 1989, Colón defeated Steve Strong to regain the WWC Universal Title, his 10th reign
– On March 31, 1990, Colón defeated Abdullah The Butcher to win the WWC Universal Title
– On July 7, 1990, Colón defeated TNT to retain the WWC Universal Title
– On October 6, 1990, Colón defeated Rochester Roadblock to win the WWC Universal Title
– On February 2, 1991, Colón defeated Greg Valentine to win the WWC Universal Title
– On November 2, 1991, Colón defeated Dino Bravo to win the WWC Universal Title
– On April 4, 1992, Colón defeated Ron Garvin to win the WWC Universal Title
– On November 28, 1992, Colón defeated Dick Murdoch to win the WWC Universal Title
– In 1993, Colón had a brief run with the WWF, including an appearance at the Royal Rumble PPV
– On June 24, 1993, Colón defeated Abdullah The Butcher to retain the WWC Universal Title
– On June 18, 1994, Colón defeated Dick Murdoch to win the WWC Television Title
– On July 11, 1994, Colón defeated Doomsday to retain the WWC Television Title
– One week later, Colón retained the title against Fidel Sierra
– On August 6, 1994, Colón defeated Dutch Mantel to win the WWC Universal Title. As a result, he was forced to vacate the WWC Television Title
– On January 6, 1996, Colón defeated Mabel to win the WWC Universal Title
– On April 20, 1996, Colón defeated El Bronco to win the WWC Universal Title
– On June 15, 1996, Colón defeated Mr Hughes to win the WWC Universal Title
– On October 23, 1996, Colón defeated Huracan Castillo to win the WWC Universal Title for the 20th time
– On January 25, 1997, Colón defeated Abdullah The Butcher to retain the WWC Universal Title
– On March 9, 1997, Colón defeated El Nene to win the WWC Universal Title
– On April 5, 1997, Colón defeated Jim Steele to win the WWC Universal Title
– On August 1, 1998, Colón defeated Ray Gonzalez to win the WWC Universal Title
– On January 6, 1999, Colón defeated Ray Gonzalez to win the WWC Universal Title
– On February 20, 1999, 17 years since he last held the title, Colón defeated Victor The Bodyguard to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title
– On August 14, 1999, Colón defeated Ray Gonzalez to win the WWC Universal Title for the 25th time
– On November 27, 1999, Colón defeated Ray Gonzalez to win the WWC Universal Title for the 26th and final time
– On January 6, 2001, Colón defeated One Man Gang & Abdullah The Butcher to become the first WWC Hardcore Champion
– On January 27, 2001, Colón defeated One Man Gang to regain the WWC Hardcore Title
– On June 8, 2002, Colón defeated Ray Gonzalez to win the WWC Television Title
– On September 11, 2006, Colón made an appearance on Raw, cheering on his son Carlito
– Colón officially retired from the ring in 2008, however, he has returned to action several times since
– At WWC Summer Madness ’13, Colón defeated Invader I
– At WWC Aniversario ’13, Carlos & Stacy Colón defeated Invader I & La Tigresa
– On March 10, 2014, it was announced that Colón would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame later that year

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