CMLL announced the passing of Jesus Toral Lopez on Tuesday at the age of 54. Lopez was known to CMLL and AAA audiences as the masked luchador Black Warrior.
Lopez worked a thirty-year career in pro wrestling under several different ring names. He debuted in the business in 1984, wrestling then as Destroyer. The real-life nephew of the Blue Panther then moved on to CMLL, where he performed as Camorra. Lopez used various gimmicks and character names before turning heel in 1996 and settling on the ring name Black Warrior.
Lopez experienced his most success in CMLL. He won their World Trios Championship three times, reigned as Mexican National Trios Champion twice, captured the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship twice, and also won the NWA World Middleweight Championship.
Warrior continued working all the way up until last month. His last match was a win over Vegas at Arena Mama Lucha’s Tercer Aniversario on December 3rd, 2022. CMLL and AAA have both issued statement, along with a statement by Mistico. The original posts are below.
On behalf of EWrestlingNews.com, we offer our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Mr. López.
El CMLL se une a la pena que embarga a la familia luchística por el sensible fallecimiento de Jesús Toral López “Black Warrior”, luchador que tuvo una destacada trayectoria como parte de esta organización.
Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/9tmkpRND1n
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) January 10, 2023
🙏🏻 La familia de #LuchaLibreAAA lamenta profundamente el fallecimiento de "Black Warrior".
— Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (@luchalibreaaa) January 10, 2023
Descanse en Paz a Black Warrior 🙏🏽 un gran luchador, rival, amigo y ser humano, vuela alto como la gran estrella q eres✨ Hasta siempre amigo chuy pic.twitter.com/Wo1cNoiepx
— CARISTICO MISTICO MX Oficial (@caristicomx) January 10, 2023