On June 2, the world of lucha libre lost another member of its community as Dragon Chino II passed away. According to SuperLuchas.com, his passing is related to complications from COVID-19. He was 55 years old.
Received word that Alejandro Gomex Barrientox, better known to the Lucha Libre world as Dragon Chino II, passed away on 6/2. I personally saw him wrestle many times on TV for the UWA promotion in the early 90’s (he debuted in 1979). Our deepest sympathies to the family pic.twitter.com/3LjSYpABdI
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) June 4, 2020
Alejandro Gómez Barrientos was born in Veracuz, Mexico in 1965 and made his professional wrestling debut in 1979, trained by Blue Panther and Herod. Originally competing as Mago Minox, it would be as part of the martial arts-inspired tag team Los Dragones Chinos in Mexico’s Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) that he would find his greatest success, where he competed as Dragon Chino II. Together the duo would also work in Japan, working for Gran Hamada‘s Federacion Universal De Lucha Libre (FULL) in the early 1990s. In 1985, the duo won the Azteca World Wrestling Association (AWWA) Tag Team Championships. Though mostly inactive in recent years, he still made appearances as an ambassador for lucha libre throughout Mexico. His partner, Dragon Chino I, would go on to find future success as Pentagón III from 2001 to 2004.
LWOPW sends out our deepest condolences to the entire Barrientos family, as well as Dragon Chino II’s fans, friends, 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.
Dragón Chino II, un grande de las arenas chicas ha partido a la Arena Celestial.
Figura base del Pavillón Azteca que perdiera la tapa y la cabellera ante Pimpinela Escarlata y My Flowers, dando a conocer el rostro de Alejandro Gómez Barrientos.
Descanse en Paz. pic.twitter.com/Hz8PtLSoxy
— H.P. LoveKiss (@luchandolibre) June 2, 2020
Dragon Chino II passed away today. Regular UWA undercard wrestler along with Dragon Chino I. Also one of the stars from Super Muneco's old kids focused group in Pavillon Azteca. One of the journeymen guys you would see all over indy shows throughout 80's & 90's. QEPD pic.twitter.com/lpWHRmtQpI
— RobViper (@RobViper) June 2, 2020