Mascarita Sagrada is a Mexican midget wrestler who made his professional debut September 22, 1989 in Mexico City against Espectrito He is highly regarded as the most popular and skilled Mexican mini-wrestler of all time and has performed for WWF / WWE, WCW, AAA, CMLL TNA and Lucha VaVoom among others. He has also been featured in several films and marketing campaigns, including an uncredited cameo in the film My Giant with Billy Crystal and an ad campaign for Virgin Mobile.
The original Mascarita Sagrada was born in Felipe Pescador, Zacatecas. He started training as a luchador in 1987 under the instructions of Muralla Sangrienta I and Sr. Genaro Contreras. His first appearance in the ring was as Pequeno Luki, a mini-martial artist who alongside Arturito (one of the trolls in the movie Nacho Libre) fought against Gran Nikolai and Pequeno Goliath. Soon after this and because of his amazing skills, he would become the now legendary Mascarita Sagrada, the mini-version of popular luchador Mascara Sagrada.
There have been numerous and inaccurate debates as to the real Mascarita Sagrada's identity. The real Mascarita has performed as himself on all CMLL, WWE, WCW and TNA cards. He had a long and cordial relationship with AAA, including his appearance in the now legendary "When Worlds Collide"and TNA's first PPV spectacular "TNA Victory Road", alongside greats like Eddie Guerrero, el Hijo del Santo, Jeff Jarrett, Rey Misterio Jr. and Roddy Piper. His relationship with AAA became strained a few years back when trying to capitalize on his popularity, they presented a fake Mascarita Sagrada.
During his first run in the WWF, he performed as Mini Nova. Some people debate whether he performed as Mini Nova or as Max Mini, but in fact Max Mini was the wrestler and Mascarita impostor currently known as Tsuki.
The named "original midget stars", recognized Mascarita like the authentic leader of the group. Howeaver and according with Octagoncito's declaration, he suggested Mascarita to leave AAA.
In March 2007, Mascara Sagrada ran into Tsuki at a show in Minneapolis and discovered he was planning to perform as Mascarita Sagrada, and confiscated the full gear the impostor had been using for a while now impersonating Mascarita Sagrada. Mascara Sagrada personally notified his good friend Mascarita Sagrada of this by phone.
The entire Juniors Division was released in March 2006. Sagrada was undefeated in his short-lived WWE career.
Pulse Wrestling article written by Kevin Bufton (10/20/2005):
(...)There's also a bunch of Mexican Minis like Piratita Morgan, Ultimo Dragoncito or Octagoncito, who rarely fail to impress in the ring. Sure, if you're not a fan of lucha, then you're not going to get much of a buzz out of mini-lucha action, but for a company keen to bring in the Hispanic fans, it could be a good move.
''Of course, the cream of the crop is Mascarita Sagrada. I can say, without a hint of hyperbole, that Sagrada is, pound-for-pound, one of the finest wrestlers in the world today. Note that I did not say one of the best midget wrestlers...just one of the best wrestlers...period. If you have never seen him in action then I urge you to find some footage of him - try AAA's When World's Collide show, or TNA's Victory Road PPV and please, try to ignore the fact that he's a midget and all the negative connotations that decades of anti-midget wrestling propaganda might have instilled in you.
Mascarita Sagrada has obtained several world championships during his career, including titles, masks ("mascaras") and "cabelleras". This is his official record:
CMLL National Mini Championship (First Title holder ever)(MEXICO)
-Payasito Coco Negro
-Payasito Coco Rojo
-Payasito Coco Verde
-Payasito Coco Azul
-Piratita Morgan (3 times)
-Nino de la Calle (3 times)
-Payasito Coco Negro
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