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José Huertas González (born March 18, 1946) better known as Invader 1, is a Puerto Rican retired professional wrestler, who wrestled in the United States and around the world, especially in Puerto Rico.[1] He was charged with the murder of wrestler Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody), but was acquitted due to self defense in contentious circumstances.[2]

José González
Birth nameJosé Huertas González
Born (1946-03-18) March 18, 1946 (age 73)
San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
Children1
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Invader 1
El Jibarito de San Lorenzo
The Prophet
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Billed fromSan Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
Trained byElson Gondeas
Debut1966
Retired2014

Wrestling careerEdit

Since 1973, he was a wrestler and booker for the World Wrestling Council and wrestled for the International Wrestling Association. He held the Puerto Rico heavyweight title twelve times between 1977 and 2001,[3] and the WWC Television Title five times between 1986 and 1991.[4] He retired in 2006 to enter politics.[5]

Gonzalez began wrestling as The Prophet in Chicago. In 1972 he joined the WWF.[1] When he returned to Puerto Rico to fight with Capitol Sport Promotion, he took on the masked persona of The Invader so his mother would not know he was a wrestler.[1] He fought on The Invaders tag team with Roberto Soto as Invader 2 and then Johnny Rivera as Invader 3.[1] The Invaders worked as a mid-card tag team in the WWF in the early 1980s.

In 2012, González became the corporative director of the World Wrestling League. In 2015, he was inducted into the Salón de los Inmortales.

Death of Bruiser BrodyEdit

In July 1988, González fatally stabbed professional wrestler Frank Donald Goodish, known as Bruiser Brody, backstage during a wrestling event in Puerto Rico.[6] Gonzalez was acquitted of murder in 1989 after a jury accepted that he was acting in self-defense.[7] Another wrestler, Tony Atlas, says he witnessed the stabbing in the locker room showers, but the knife used in the stabbing was not recovered. Tony Atlas and Dutch Mantel were called to testify, however the subpoenas were mailed late, arriving ten days after the trial ended. The investigation was criticised in two books about Brody, Bruiser Brody (Crowbar Press) and Brody (ECW Press).[8]

Home fireEdit

On August 11, 2014, a fire at Gonzalez's home destroyed a car, a motorcycle and part of his house.[9]

ChampionshipsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d McGyver. "WWC: Entrevista a El Invader #1". PR Wrestling (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCV_Q8yMZAg
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  4. ^ "World Wrestling Council Television Title". Wrestling Titles. 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Old Glory". Riverfront Times. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  6. ^ Associated Press (21 July 1988). "Invader I faces charges". Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Famous Wrestling Deaths". Fox News. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  8. ^ Mooneyham, Mike (13 May 2007). "Unique, controversial Brody still making a large impact". The Post and Courier. Charleston. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  9. ^ "SE QUEMA CARRO Y PARTE DE CASA DEL INVADER". August 2, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  10. ^ Piñeiro, Anthony (29 September 2015). "WWL: El Invader #1, Invader #3, Super Médico #1 y El Profe son los primeros Inmortales de la Liga Mundial de Lucha Libre".

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