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Jose Luis Rivera

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Marcelino Rivera Alicea (born August 13, 1960) is a retired professional wrestler from Bayamon Puerto Rico. Rivera spent most of his career in World Wrestling Entertainment under a variety of different personas. Rivera currently promotes live wrestling events for World Wrestling Stars throughout Latin America.

Early career

Jose was trained by Cuauhtemoc Velasco Vargas (who wrestled as Diablo Velasco) in Puerto Rico in 1977. Rivera wrestled in his native Puerto Rico for Gorilla Monsoon and Victor Jovica's WWC in 1978 before making his way to the WWWF in 1980, where he made his debut under the ring moniker of Mac Rivera at a Championship Wrestling Television taping.

WWWF-WWF 1980-1987

Jose Luis Rivera became a reliable utility player in the WWF wrestling in Television enhancement matches under his main persona and alternate masked personas (Shadow #2, The Red Demon, Conquistador #2). However a change in fortune for Rivera would greet his most famous in ring persona as Conquistador #2.

The Conquistadors

Following the break up of the Shadows tag team Rivera teamed up with former WWF World Junior Heavyweight Champion Jose Estrada, the both donned masks and identical outfits and became "The Conquistadors" (not Los Conquistadors as has been erroneously reported). The Conquistadors started as a lower card tag team that mainly appeared on television enhancement matches, they would eventually elevate themselves to legitimate mid-card status. The Conquistadors finest moment was during the 1988 WWF Survivor Series Pay Per View. Rivera's last appearance for the WWF was in 1994.

Ring Personas

Jose Luis Rivera, Mac Rivera, Shadow #2, The Red Demon, Conquistador #2.

Championships and Accomplishments

  • Americas Wrestling Federation (Puerto Rico)
    • Americas Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

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