Al Madril

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Alberto Madril
BornMarch 1950
San Bernardino, California
ResidesSan Bernardino, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Al Madril
Leo Madril
Billed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Billed weight231 lb (105 kg)
Debut1970
 
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Alberto Madril
BornMarch 1950
San Bernardino, California
ResidesSan Bernardino, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Al Madril
Leo Madril
Billed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Billed weight231 lb (105 kg)
Debut1970

Alberto Madril is an American retired professional wrestler who most often wrestled as Al Madril, and used the Indian Deathlock as a finishing move.

Career[edit]

Madril began his wrestling career in 1970.[1] During the first half of the decade, he competed in Pacific Northwest Wrestling, the Portland, Oregon-based division of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). While there, he formed a tag team known as The Compadres with Jose Gonzales and won the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship on July 2, 1973.[1][2] Wrestling under the ring name Leo Madril, he also competed in the Vancouver, British Columbia-based NWA All-Star Wrestling. He held the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship twice, teaming with Flash Gordon for the first win and Dan Kroffat for the second.[1][3]

Madril, competing once again under his real name, moved to Texas to continue his career. In 1975, he won the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship on three occasions, defeating El Gran Marcus for the first and John Tolos for the others.[1][4] He also teamed with Jose Lothario that year to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship twice.[5]

Late in his career, Madril was a traveling partner of Shawn Michaels. Michaels credits Madril with helping him develop an appreciation for the music of Elvis Presley.[6] Michaels went on to host an interview segment in the World Wrestling Federation named the Heartbreak Hotel after one of Presley's songs.[7] Madril competed until the 1990s but now reportedly refuses to admit that he was once a professional wrestler.[1][8]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

TV champ San francisco

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Wrestler Profiles: Al Madril". Online World of Wrestling. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b "NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b "NWA Canadian Tag Team Title (Vancouver)". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Texas Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  5. ^ a b "Texas Tag Team Title". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  6. ^ Michaels, Shawn; Aaron Feigenbaum (2005). Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story. Simon & Schuster. p. 84. ISBN 0-7434-9380-X. 
  7. ^ Michaels, Shawn; Aaron Feigenbaum (2005). Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story. Simon & Schuster. p. 190. ISBN 0-7434-9380-X. 
  8. ^ Petersen, Steve. "Pacific Northwest #22, Page 2". Kayfabe Memories. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  9. ^ NWA American Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  10. ^ NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  11. ^ NWA World Tag Team Title (Texas version) history At wrestling-titles.com
  12. ^ WCCW Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  13. ^ WCWA World Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  14. ^ NWA Americas Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  15. ^ NWA American Tag Team Title NWA Americas Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  16. ^ NWA World Tag Team Title (Los Angeles) history At wrestling-titles.com
  17. ^ NWA World Tag Team Title (San Francisco) history At wrestling-titles.com
  18. ^ NWA Pacific Northwest Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  19. ^ SCW Southwest Heavyweight/Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  20. ^ TASW Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  21. ^ SCW Southwest Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com

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