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Dorrel "Dory" Dixon (February 1, 1935) is a retired Jamaican professional wrestler who worked for the majority of his career in Mexico, where he eventually became a Mexican citizen. He is currently a pastor for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, preaching about religion and physical health all over Mexico.

Biography

In late early 1950s Dorrel Dixon was a competitive weightlifter in his native Jamaica, winning the "Mr. Jamaica Body Beautiful" tournament. He was selected to be a part of the Jamaican weightlifting team for the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mexico City, Mexico. While Dixon did not speak any Spanish he became so enamored with Mexico that he decided to stay behind when the rest of the Jamaican team returned home. Dixon hid with some Mexican at first, since he did not have the proper paperwork, but once he met the son of State of Mexico governor Rafael Villa Macho he got a job working as a bodyguard for the Governor and got his paperworkd sorted out.

Professional wrestling career

Dixon was originally not a fan of professional wrestling, he was working as a Physical Education Teacher when he met Salvador Lutteroth, Mexico's premier professional wrestling promoter. Lutteroth was so impressed with Dixon's physical appearance and personality that he convinced him to give wrestling a try. After training under Rafael Salamanca, Dixon made his professional wrestling debut in 1955 for Lutteroth's Empressa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL). In 1958 the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) granted Salvador Lutteroth the booking rights to the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship at their annual NWA Conference. Dixon was Lutteroth's choice as champion, defeating Al Kashley for the title on February 13, 1958.For more than a year Dixon held the title, defending it in main events of shows all over Mexico before losing the belt to Ray Mendoza on September 11, 1959.

In 1961 Dixon began working in the United States, some times billed as "the Calypso Kid", but mainly he worked as Dory Dixon. He would team with Bobo Brazil to form one of the first successful all African American tag teams of that era. He would also wrestle WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers in Madison Square Garden in New York City. He mainly worked for NWA Texas (Later renamed "World Class Championship Wrestling") where he won the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship. He also teamed with Pepper Gomez to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship twice, a title he would later win with Nick Kozak after it had been renamed the WCCW Texas Tag Team Championship.

In 1975 Dory Dixon was one of many wrestlers to leave EMLL and follow Francisco Flores Ray Mendoza and Benjamín Mora when they created Universal Wrestling Association (UWA). Dixon appeared on UWA's debut card and was one of the "name draws" in the mid to late 1970s. He even wrestled Lou Thesz in the main event of a UWA show in Pachuca, Hidalgo. By the early 1980s Dixon worked more as a special attractions type of wrestler, due to his long history in pro wrestling, and finally retired in the mid 1980s.

Private life

Dixon was married to the beautiful Ana Ayala and together they have five children, Dorrel, Eunice, Al, Lloyd and Keneth. After that marriage was broken; Dorrel married with Virginia Soto who had three children, Althea, Dizzy and Ingmar. Now Dixon is active in the Seventh-day Adventist church, with Dory Dixon being a pastor in the church. He still keeps in amazing shape and preaches a mixture of "healthy mind" and "healthy body" to underprivileged kids and teenagers all over Mexico.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Flying Bodyblock
  • Signature moves
  • Dropkick

Championships and accomplishments

Luchas de apuestas


Wager Winner Loser Location Date
Hair El Canek Dorrel Dixon Unknown Unknown
Hair Fishman Dorrel Dixon Unknown Unknown
Hair Espanto I Dorrel Dixon Mexico City, Mexico 01964-03-20March 20, 1964


Hair Dorrel Dixon Black Shadow Mexico City, Mexico 01968-01-011968


Hair Black Shadow Dorrel Dixon Mexico City, Mexico 01968-06-11June 11, 1968


Hair Ángel Blanco Dorrel Dixon Mexico City, Mexico 01981-07-26July 26, 1981


Hair Carlos Plata Dorrel Dixon Xalapa, Veracruz 01983-01-20January 20, 1983


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