Friday, October 6, 2017

Fun Fact Friday: Jose Magnifico

Magnifico and I dance before a match

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The pride and joy of Mexico, Missouri has been bringing smiles to the Stride Pro Wrestling audience almost since day one. I'm talking of course about Jose Magnifico. The luchador comes to the ring with a sombrero, surape and pinata each month. Fans embrace him as he works hard to get everyone in the audience involved. I've even had a chance to dance with Magnifico after announcing him in the ring.

I'll admit putting together this week's Fun Fact Friday with Magnifico was a little tough. I minored in Spanish in college, but that was 25 years ago that I was taking classes. So I'm hoping I didn't mess up the translation of his answers. 

In-flight
Courtesy: Steve Belcher

1. Although he's a talented professional wrestler, El Magnifico always wanted to be a baseball player. 

2. When he's not at his home in Mexico, Missouri or in the ring for Stride Pro Wrestling and IWA Productions, you'll find Magnifico taking long walks on the beaches of Arizona. (His words, not mine. Again I think there may be something lost in the translation.) 

3. Magnifico loves roller coasters and water parks. I've never seen him at the water park, but I imagine he gets some looks as he strolls around in his lucha mask and speedo. 

Created by Sam Hunter
Later tonight (Friday, Oct. 6), Magnifico steps into the ring against DR Party member Brian Richards. The two are a part of Stride Pro Wrestling's Rasslin' in the Ville fundraiser. Don't forget, bell time is 6:30 p.m., but arrive at 5 for a meet and greet with WWE Hall of Famer, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.

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