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Francisco Javier Pozas (February 3, 1964) is a Mexican professional wrestler, or luchador, who is best known under the ring name El Pantera, but has also worked as Pantera II, El Manaya, América, Tritón and TANAKA over the years. Pozas made his wrestling debut in 1985, working as an enmascarado (masked wrestler) with a panther-inspired mask to go with his ring character of "El Pantera". Over the years Pozas has worked in Mexico, Japan and the United States; In Mexico he has worked for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG), in Japan he's worked for Universal Lucha Libre (ULL) and All-Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) and in the United States he's most known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1997 to 1999 and Chikara where he has worked shows since 2007. In 2006 Pantera lost his mask as a result of a match. He, however, continued wearing the mask when working for Chikara and in 2011 also began wearing it again in Mexico.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves

Championships and accomplishments

  • Comision de Box y Lucha Districto Federal
  • Mexican Regional championships
  • Nuevo León Trios Championship (1 time) – with Águila Solitaria and Ciclón Ramírez
  • Veracruz Trios Championship (1 time) – with Águila Solitaria and Ciclón Ramírez

Lucha de Apuesta record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair El Pantera Mohicano I Unknown Unknown  
Hair El Pantera II Bravo Kid Acatitlán, Mexico State Unknown  
Mask El Pantera II Mr. Cid Naucalpan, Mexico State 01988-09-04September 4, 1988
Hair El Pantera II and Canelo Casas Mr. Cid and Bestia Verde Naucalpan, Mexico State 01998-09-11September 11, 1998  
Mask El Pantera Mr. Fama Naucalpan, Mexico State 01989-02-11February 11, 1989  
Mask El Pantera Tarasco IV Naucalpan, Mexico State 01990-01-14January 14, 1990  
Mask El Pantera Tarasco III Mexico City, Mexico 01990-06-24June 24, 1990  
Hair/Mask El Pantera and Joe Mercado Tarasco I and Tarasco II Naucalpan, Mexico State 01990-07-22July 22, 1990  
Hair El Pantera Romano García León, Guanajuato 01990-12-03December 3, 1990  
Mask El Pantera Bombero Infernal Naucalpan, Mexico State 01997-12-07December 7, 1997
Mask Misterioso, Jr. El Pantera Mexico City, Mexico 02006-07-14July 14, 2006 Match also included: El Sagrado, Volador, Jr., Nitro, Neutron, Mascara Purpura, Averno, Mephisto, El Felino, Sangre Azteca, La Máscara
Hair El Dandy El Pantera Naucalpan, Mexico State 02008-06-19June 19, 2008
Hair Trauma I El Pantera Naucalpan, Mexico State 02010-02-25February 25, 2010 Pantera was the captain of a trio that lost to Trauma I's team

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