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209. Alfonso Dantes
At the top of the card for years in Mexico and the border states, Alfonso Dantes was a tank of a wrestler (hence his nickname of El Tanque) and was also a second generation performer.  Dantes was predominantly a heel and the unmasked wrestler (not exactly common in Mexico) feuded with every top star in Mexico in his day.  He was also a multi-time NWA Light Heavyweight Champion.

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  • Other Aliases: Jose Luis Amezcua Diaz (Real Name)
    Edmundo Dantes
    El Tanque
  • Billed From: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Key Championships Held: Mexico National Light Heavyweight (3)
    NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team (3) 1w/Mil Mascaras, 1w/Francisco Flores & 1w/El Medico
    NWA World Light Heavyweight (5)
    Mexico National Heavyweight (2)
  • Why they will get in: The WWE Hall is lacking Mexican wrestlers.
  • Why they won't get in: Same reason.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments:
    1. Defeated Raul Reyes for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title, his first championship (5/5/65)
    2. Loses to Mil Mascaras in hair vs mask match (2/22/77)
    3. Defeated The Rock and Triple H to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title (2/21/77)
    4. Beat El Faraon in a hair vs Hair match (4/20/79)
    5. Defeated Cien Caras for the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship  (8/20/86)

Should they be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 100%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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