Fishman (wrestler)

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Birth nameJosé Ángel Nájera Sánchez
Born(1951-01-06)January 6, 1951
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
DiedApril 8, 2017(2017-04-08) (aged 66)
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Spouse(s)María Dolores González (ex-wife)
ChildrenBlack Fish (son)
El Hijo del Fishman (son)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Goliath Reyes
Billed height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Trained byMarco Tulio
Bulldog Villegas
El Rebelde
Sunny War Cloud
DebutNovember 1969

José Ángel Nájera Sánchez (January 6, 1951 – April 8, 2017) was a Mexican luchador or professional wrestler best known under the ring name Fishman.

Fishman was one of the top wrestlers in the mid-1970s and 1980s and has worked for Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre, the Universal Wrestling Association, the World Wrestling Association and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración in Mexico as well as frequent trips to Japan and the United States.

Nájera was unmasked after losing a match in 2000 and retired shortly afterwards. Three of his sons are all luchadors enmascarados (masked wrestlers) known by their ring names Black Fish, El Hijo del Fishman and El Único de Ciudad Juárez.

Nájera died on April 8, 2017 of a heart attack.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ocampo, Ernesto (April 8, 2017). "Falleció el látigo lagunero: Descanse en paz Fishman". Súper Luchas (in Spanish). Retrieved April 8, 2017.