My Memories of JL Chico Mr Wonderful

JL Chico Mr WonderfulJL Chico was probably the oldest independent wrestler I’ve ever gotten into a ring with and I did so on multiple occasions. I know he had been having some health issues, but it was still tragic to hear that he passed away at the age of 59 on Sunday April 9, 2017.

I didn’t know Chico particularly well, but we shared many locker rooms and the ring. The 1st time was in one of my very 1st matches at UWA Three Kings Extravaganza run by Bandido Jr in Newark NJ on Jan 5, 2010. I won with my original big finishing move: the spinning fisherman (the pendulum elbow was always a secondary move).

The 2nd match we had was a triple threat match with PJ Storm being the 3rd man for ECPW in Brooklyn on April 17, 2010. That happens to be the day that a post was missing from the ring truck, which I’ve previously blogged about here.

Our 3rd and final match was a 6-man tag team match on April 20, 2013 where I teamed with my ex-partner WASP and Matt Macintosh against Chico, Junior Flow and Marc Static for SWF’s precursor GCW on an event that was a cancer benefit for a wrestler who faked having cancer. Only in wrestling.

We also shared the ring in 5 battle royals over the years and a lot of locker rooms. He was always nice enough to me and trusted me since the first time we wrestled together. We had some brief conversations about him being the original Mr Wonderful and wrestling. He held some sort of respect with a lot of the independent wrestlers because of his years in the business, the most notable I know being Dan Maff.

My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of JL Chico. Rest in peace to the man that many in the wrestling business are calling Uce or Uncle.

Upcoming Event: WrestlePro at Starland Ballroom on April 29

WrestlePro Starland Ballroom April 29 2017WrestlePro returns to Starland Ballroom (570 Jernee Mill Road) in Sayreville, New Jersey on Saturday night April 29, 2017. Chris Avery Queling will participate in a 30-Man Rumble Match for a shot at the WrestlePro Championship.

Also advertised for the match are:

  • Singles Wrestlers: Pat Buck, Mario Bokara, Dan Maff, Alex Reynolds, Chris Steeler, Buster Jackson, Johnny Clash, Hot Dog Starkes, Hush Holiday, Icon Dan Ramm
  • Tag Teams/Group: The Heavenly Bodies, Team Espanikos, Dirty & Durable, The Beach Bums, The Amazing Graysons, JOB Security
  • There will also be a few surprises

A battle of the big men will commence as NJPW star Michael Elgin makes his 1st WrestlePro appearance against Impact Wrestling star Fallah Bahh. The Impact Wrestling Grand Champion Moose will also be making his WrestlePro debut as he’ll face off against Chris Payne in a non-title contest.

Speaking of Impact Wrestling, Kevin Matthews (KM) will be going against Dan Maff in a grudge match that’s sure to be hard hitting. An eclectic 6-way match will take place as former WWE superstar Swoggle, independent standouts David Starr & Flip Gordon, “The Big Deal” Craig Steele, Craven Varro & MCW’s Dante Caballero.

Other matches scheduled for this event include:

  • NXT star Deonna Purrazzo & Beatrice “The Barbie Killer” vs Maria Manic & Vanity
  • Matt Macintosh of the Apple Corps vs CPA & Habib
  • Delroy Alexander vs Alex Reynolds

Two wrestling legends will be appearing at this event: WWE Hall of Famer & former 3-time World Champion Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) and former WWE/ECW superstar The Blue Meanie. There will be a signing at 6 pm and matches begin at 8 pm. Tickets are available on the WrestlePro website.

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Upcoming Event: WrestlePro in Rahway NJ on Saturday March 11

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