Lucha Veteran/Trainer Discovery Passes Away After Cancer Battle


The world of pro wrestling and lucha libre was saddened on Friday to the news that the masked luchador Discovery, who worked in Mexico in the 1980s and 1990s before heading to Chicago to become a trainer, had passed away after a battle with cancer.

The man who would become Discovery made his wrestling debut in 1980, and by the early 1990s was working with Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) and AAA Lucha Libre as Gamma. In 1995, he joined the stable Los Cadetes del Espacio in AAA, alongside Venum, Ludxor, Frisbee, Boomerang, and Super Nova (not the ECW Superstar of the same name). In 1997, Gamma, alongside Super Nova and Venum, represented the stable in the WWF, appearing on Monday Night Raw on March 24 and Shotgun Saturday Night the following week.

By the mid-2000s, he had relocated to the American Midwest, where he was working with Chicago’s GALLI Lucha Libre, where he began to work as a trainer to many of the area’s talents. He would also work with Chicago’s Empresa de Lucha Libre Mexicana (ELLMEX) and Freelance Wrestling, and in 2016 would join another new lucha company in Chicago, Lucha Libre Total (LLT). He’s a former National Mexico Lightweight Champion (274 days) and National Mexico Welterweight Champion (613 days).

LWOPW sends its sincere condolences to his entire family, his friends, peers, and colleagues. Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world.


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