Gonzalo Aparicio was born April 25, and like many children in Mexico grew up idolizing Lucha libre professional wrestling , especially El Santo. The young Aparicio found a way to train to become a professional wrestler without his parents knowing it, his brothers covered for him by telling his parents that he was at football practice instead.
Besides wrestling Aparicio also studied religion, urged by his mother to seek the priesthood when he was old enough. According to Aparicio he met Fray Tormenta , the famous Mexican wrestling priest who told Aparicio to follow his own desires, which in turn let Aparicio to become a wrestler. Whether this is actually true or part of the storyline build up around the "El Sagrado" character is not known, but Aparicio has state that he met Fray Tormenta in several interviews.
Aparicio made his debut in , at the age of 17, working under a mask and using the ring name "Slayer". Later on he would change his name to "La Muerte" Spanish for "the Death". In the early s Aparicio took the name "Genetico", initially he was an enmascarado but he lost a Luchas de Apuesta bet match to Mr.
Power on July 28, and was forced to unmask per Lucha libre traditions. Genetico was in the final four of the contest but did not win the tournament. They gave him the name "El Sagrado", a new outfit including a mask with a silver cross on it and a storyline that claimed that he was the protoge of Fray Tormenta. Aparicio himself claims that he was extremely nervous early on in his "El Sagrado" run and thus often failed to perform high risk moves correctly. In Sagrado turned rudo and adopted a darker persona and ring gear, replacing the bright cross imagery with darker burning cross symbols on his mask and tights.
In later he began to team regularly with the newest version of Comandante Pierroth and Misterioso, Jr. On February 28, Misterioso, Jr. He competed against Akuma , Blue Panther Jr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Mexican professional wrestler. For the Italian municipality, see Sagrado. See also: Luchas de Apuestas. Fuego en el Ring. Retrieved October 17, January 8, Kappa Publications.
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