Octagón

Octagon
Juan Escalera (born March 27, 1961) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado (masked professional wrestler) better known as Octagón.wikipedia
194 Related Articles

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide

AAAAsistencia Asesoría y AdministraciónLucha Libre AAA World Wide
He is best known for working for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), having worked for the company since it was founded in 1992.
The promotion flourished with top talent like El Hijo del Santo, Octagón, Blue Panther, the Casas brothers (Negro Casas and Heavy Metal) and possessed top draws in Los Gringos Locos, Cien Caras, Konnan, and Perro Aguayo.

Pentagón

Pentagon BlackPentagoncitoPentagón Black
Over the years the Octagón gimmick has spawned a Mascot called Octagoncito and an "Evil clone" known as Pentagón.
The gimmick was created as an Evil twin of professional wrestler Octagón and is always a rudo, or heel character (A character portraying the "bad guy" in wrestling.) The gimmick was created by AAA owner Antonio Peña in 1995, giving AAA the rights to the name "Pentagón", which meant that when wrestlers who played Pentagón left AAA they had to modify the name such as "Pentagón Black".

Eddie Guerrero

Eddy GuerreroEddieBlack Tiger II
Octagón formed a tag team with El Hijo Del Santo to take on Los Gringos Locos (Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr) in a double mask versus hair match on the first pay-per-view put on by a Mexican wrestling promotion to air in the United States.
Guerrero then appeared on a televised AAA show as Mascara Magica, only to then unmask himself along with the aide of his tag team partner that night, Octagón.

AAA Hall of Fame

Hall of FameAAA
In 2011 he was inducted into the promotion's Hall of Fame. On June 7, 2011, AAA announced that Octagón would be inducted to the AAA Hall of Fame at Triplemanía XIX.

Atlantis (wrestler)

AtlantisAtlanis
Octagón began teaming with Atlantis, forming a duo so popular that they would go on to star in the movie La Fuerza bruta in 1991 and Octagón Y Atlantis; La Revancha (Octagón and Atlantis: The Revenge) in 1992.
In the 1990s Atlantis starred in a couple of Lucha films, including one where he teamed up with Octagón called Octagón y Atlantis, la revancha ("Octagón and Atlantis, the rematch").

Octagoncito

Octagoncito / Panterita
Over the years the Octagón gimmick has spawned a Mascot called Octagoncito and an "Evil clone" known as Pentagón.
In 1989 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) created the wrestling character Octagón, a masked Mexican Ninja character that immediately became very popular with the audience, especially children.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre

Empresa Mexicana de Lucha LibreCMLLEMLL
He was not very successful as La Amenaza Elegante, although he did manage to obtain a contract with Mexico's largest, and the world's oldest, wrestling promotion, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).
Herrera wanted to maintain the old style of booking with heavyweights such as Atlantis, El Dandy and El Satánico, while Peña wanted to feature younger, faster moving wrestlers such as Konnan, Octagón or Máscara Sagrada.

Los Gringos Locos

La Pareja del Terror
Octagón formed a tag team with El Hijo Del Santo to take on Los Gringos Locos (Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr) in a double mask versus hair match on the first pay-per-view put on by a Mexican wrestling promotion to air in the United States.
Los Gringos feuded primarily with El Hijo del Santo and Octagón.

Universo 2000

Universo Dos Mil
The team was allowed to remain champions only until August 11, 1991, where Los Capos (the team of Cien Caras, Mascara Año 2000 and Universo 2000) took over from them.
On August 11, 1991, Los Hermanos Dinamita won the Mexican National Trios Championship when they defeated Los Movie Stars (Atlantis, Máscara Sagrada and Octagón) to win the title.

Art Barr

Love MachineBeetlejuiceLove Machine" Art Barr
Octagón formed a tag team with El Hijo Del Santo to take on Los Gringos Locos (Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr) in a double mask versus hair match on the first pay-per-view put on by a Mexican wrestling promotion to air in the United States.
La Pareja del Terror faced off against El Hijo del Santo and Octagón in a double hair versus mask match, which was acclaimed as one of the greatest pay-per-view matches ever and would receive a 5 star rating from Dave Meltzer.

Emilio Charles Jr.

Emilio Charles, Jr.
His popularity was reflected in CMLL's decision to give him a run with the Mexican National Middleweight Championship, defeating Emilio Charles, Jr. for the title on November 20, 1991.
On August 30, 1990 Emilio Charles Jr. defeated Javier Cruz to win the Mexican National Middleweight Championship, holding it until November 20, 1990 when he lost the belt to Octagón.

Fuerza Guerrera

FuerzaGimnasio Konkreto
The duo teamed with veteran Villano III at the inaugural Triplemania event to defeat Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal and Rambo.
Guerrera regained the title three days later and went on to have an 808-day reign that included successful title defenses against Pantera II, Americo Rocca, his trainer Gallo Tapado, Misterioso and Octagón.

Antonio Peña

Espectro Jr.Espectro, Jr.
In late 1988 to early 1989, Octagón, along with CMLL booker Antonio Peña (the man in charge of writing the storylines that CMLL used), decided to create a new character that played off Octagón's martial arts background.
Herrera wanted to maintain the old style of booking with heavyweights such as Atlantis, El Dandy and El Satánico, while Peña wanted to feature younger, faster moving wrestlers such as Konnan, Octagón or Máscara Sagráda.

El Hijo del Santo

Hijo del SantoJorge GuzmánJorge Guzmán Rodríguez
Octagón formed a tag team with El Hijo Del Santo to take on Los Gringos Locos (Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr) in a double mask versus hair match on the first pay-per-view put on by a Mexican wrestling promotion to air in the United States.
El Hijo del Santo and Octagón were victorious in the critically acclaimed match that would receive a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer but it was the last stand for Los Gringos Locos as Barr died three weeks later.

Mexican National Middleweight Championship

Mexican National Middleweight Champion1 time2 times
His popularity was reflected in CMLL's decision to give him a run with the Mexican National Middleweight Championship, defeating Emilio Charles, Jr. for the title on November 20, 1991.
One of these wrestlers was the then reigning National Middleweight Champion Octagón who took the championship with him.

Heavy Metal (wrestler)

Heavy MetalCanelo CasasErick Casas
The duo teamed with veteran Villano III at the inaugural Triplemania event to defeat Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal and Rambo.
At the Guerra de Titanes event, Heavy Metal would team with Octagón to face Pentagón and Kick Boxer in a Steel Cage Match which they won.

AAA When Worlds Collide

When Worlds CollideWhen Worlds Collide 1994
The storyline between Los Gringos and Octagón and Hijo del Santo was one of the driving forces and main selling points of the first ever wrestling pay-per-view produced by a wrestling company in Mexico, When Worlds Collide.
The main event of the show was a steel cage match between long-time rivals Konnan and Perro Aguayo, while the semi-main event was a tag team Lucha de Apuestas, Mask vs. Hair match between the popular duo of Octagón and El Hijo del Santo taking on La Pareja del Terror ("The Terror Team"; Art Barr and Eddie Guerrero).

Blue Panther

Four days after Triplemanía Octagón became a double champion as he regained the Mexican National Middleweight Championship from Blue Panther; Panther had brought the title with him when he jumped to AAA.
On July 23, 1992 Blue Panther won the Mexican National Middleweight Championship from Octagón and held the title for 665 days until Octagón regained the championship April 30, 1994.

Triplemanía XIX

TripleMania XIX2011Triplemanía'' XIX
On June 7, 2011, AAA announced that Octagón would be inducted to the AAA Hall of Fame at Triplemanía XIX.
At the event, Octagón, who has been a part of AAA since the promotion was founded in 1992, became the fifth inductee into the AAA Hall of Fame.

Kalisto (wrestler)

KalistoSamuray del SolOctagón Jr.
On November 15, 2012, Octagón, once again a técnico, adopted Samuray del Sol as his new protégé, giving him a similar mask to the one he was wearing and renaming him Octagón Jr.
The same year, he made his debut for Mexican promotion AAA, where, in November, he was repackaged as Octagón Jr., the storyline protégé of well-known luchador Octagón.

Canek (wrestler)

El CanekCanek
Octagón's success both in the ring and on the movie screen was met with criticism from several established wrestlers such as Mil Mascaras and El Canek who referred to Octagón as "Muchachito" (the Spanish equivalence of "Little boy") in a derogatory tone.
Two days later he also worked the main event of Triplemanía V-B as he, Perro Aguayo, Octagón and Cibernético defeated Jake Roberts, Gorgeous George III, El Cobarde II and Fuerza Guerrera.

Chessman (wrestler)

ChessmanMagnum 357
On June 20, 2003, Octagón teamed with La Parka to win the Mexican National Tag Championship from the team of Electroshock and Chessman.
Chessman's run of bad luck continued as Octagón and La Parka won the Mexican National Tag Team titles from Chessman and Electroshock.

Triplemanía III-A

Triplemania III-AAIII-A
Their first encounter came at Triplemania III-A, the first of AAA's major shows of 1995, when Octagon teamed with Konnan, Perro Aguayo and La Parka to defeat Cien Caras, Mascara Año 2000, Pentagon and Jerry Estrada although without Octagón being the one that won the match over Pentagón.
For the Arena Rio Nilo show the father/son combo of Fuerza Guerrera and Juventud Guerrera teamed up with Psicosis to take on the trio of El Hijo del Santo, Octagón and Rey Misterio, Jr..

Triplemanía II-C

Triplemania II-CII-CTriplemania
Instead of losing the title in the ring, the storyline was that Octagón was too injured to compete in the third Triplemania of 1994 and thus the title was given to Blue Panther by default.
The show was also supposed to feature a match for the Mexican National Middleweight Championship but the reigning champion Octagón was not medically cleared to wrestle.

La Sociedad

El ConsejoLa ConsejoLa Nueva Sociedad
After working as a technico continuously for his entire career, Octagón made his first rudo turn on October 9, 2011, at Héroes Inmortales by attacking Dr. Wagner, Jr. and aligning himself with La Sociedad, along with fellow longtime AAA defender, La Parka.
This was followed by La Parka finding Octagón bloodied and someone resembling Cibernético driving away on a motorcycle.