Franco Columbo

Javier Descalza Coronado (August 11, 1953) is a Mexican retired Luchador, or professional wrestler, currently working as a match maker for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Descalza is best known under the ring name Franco Columbo, a name he uses even after retiring from wrestling.

Professional wrestling career

Descalza was trained for his professional wrestling career by legendary Mexican wrestling trainer Diablo Velazco before making his debut in 1975 as "Franco Columbo". Due to Velazco's connections to Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL), Mexico's largest and the world's oldest professional wrestling promotion, Columbo landed job with EMLL only a few years after making his debut. On November 1, 1980 Columbo defeated Américo Rocca to win the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, holding it for 92 days before El Supremo won it on February 1, 1981. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s Columbo began working as a trainer for EMLL (later renamed Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre; CMLL) helping improve young wrestlers under EMLL/CMLL contract. After retiring from active competition in the late 1990s, Columbo began being more involved in the booking aspects of CMLL, moving up the ranks to being second in charge along with Juan Manuel Mar. The two are currently responsible for planning CMLL's weekly shows in Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo, CMLL's two most popular venues.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves

Championships and accomplishments

  • Regional championships
  • Occidente Welterweight Championship (1 time)

Lucha de Apuesta record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Dr. O'Borman Franco Colombo Unknown Unknown  
Hair Gran Cochisse Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico Unknown  
Hair Franco Colombo Guerrero Negro Puebla, Puebla 00082-01-10January 10, 82  
Hair Águila Solitaria and Franco Colombo Cid Campeador and Ari Romero Mexico City, Mexico 00082-06-19June 19, 82  
Hair Franco Colombo Divino Roy Mexico City, Mexico 00082-07-30July 30, 82  
Mask/Hair Faisán and Franco Colombo Pánico and Manuel Robles Mexico City, Mexico 00082-08-17August 17, 82  
Hair Jerry Estrada Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico 00083-07-01July 1, 83  
Hair Hombre Verde Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico 00084-03-24March 24, 84  
Hairs Ari Romero and Franco Colombo Vulcano and Tony Arce Mexico City, Mexico 00084-08-26August 26, 84  
Hair Javier Cruz Franco Colombo Cuernavaca, Morelos 00085-08-01August 1, 85  
Hair Javier Cruz Franco Colombo Mexico City, Mexico 00086-03-23March 23, 86  
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