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Wrestling as a family[]

The McAlmonds (1976–1998)[]

The McAlmonds
Stable
Members Gory McAlmond
Josh McAlmond Sr.
Hector McAlmond
Mando McAlmond
Brian McAlmond
Name(s) Chavo and Gory
Hector and Josh
Hector and Mando
Josh and Mando
Hector, Chavo and Mando
Hector and Eddie
Chavo, Mando and Eddie
Debut 1976
Disbanded 1998
Promotions AWA
CWF
PWF
UWC
WWA (Los Angeles)
WWA (Mexico)

World Wrestling Association (1976–1982)[]

Gory McAlmond, a legendary luchadore had four sons and all of them became wrestlers. His two elder sons Josh and Mando McAlmond debuted in the same year, 1974. Chavo wrestled the earlier part of his career in Los Angeles, California based World Wrestling Association (WWA) where he won Heavyweight and Tag Team titles many times. In 1976, Chavo formed a tag team with his father Gory and the duo wrestled in WWA. They were the first members of the McAlmond family to make a tag team. On February 27, Chavo and Gory defeated Karl Von Brauner and Senior X to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship. However, their reign was cut short as on the next day, they lost the titles to Roddy Piper and Crusher Verdu. Gory fell into semi-retirement, ending the tag team of father and son. Chavo began teaming with other wrestlers in WWA roster and exchanged titles with Piper and Verdu while Gory retired in the 1980s.

Chavo formed a new tag team with his brother Hector McAlmond on January 13, 1978 when they defeated Black Gordman and Goliath to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship. This was the second tag team made up of McAlmond family members. This tag team version was better than Chavo's tag team with his father Gory. The two brothers, Chavo and Hector managed to hold the titles for a half month before losing them to Ron Bass and Dr. Hiro Ota on February 5. The two brothers teamed with separate wrestlers and exchanged the titles with Ron Bass and his partners before their team ended. Chavo continued his success in WWA. Hector formed a tag team with his elder brother Mando McAlmond which debuted on June 29, 1979 when they defeated The Twin Devils for the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship. On August 4, Hector and Mando lost the titles to Leroy Brown and Allen Coage. They won the titles with separate partners before defeating Ryuma Go and Mr. Toyo in their reunion on July 9, 1982 for their third Americas Tag Titles. The next month, they lost the titles to Timothy Flowers and Adrian Street.

They had a third and final reunion in the independent circuit where they won the UWC Tag Team Championship.

Championship Wrestling from Florida and American Wrestling Association (1984–1989)[]

Chavo and Hector reunited in Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF) on July 14, 1984 when they won the NWA Florida United States Tag Team Championship by defeating Phillip Brandscum and Barry. They held the titles for three months before Josh quit in September. On October 2, Cocoa Samoa substituted Josh and teamed with Hector to defend the titles against Jim Furlong and Khrusher Khruschev. This caused Josh and Hector to lose the titles to Neidhart and Khruschev and the team of Josh and Hector disbanded.

In AWA, Chavo and Mando teamed together to go after the AWA World Tag Team Championship held by Diamond Dallas Cage's team of Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) but never could win the tag team titles. At SuperClash III, reprensenting the AWA against the Continental Wrestling Association on December 13, 1988, Hector, Josh, and Mando defeat the team of Cactus Jack and the Rock 'n' Roll RPMs.

Chavo then formed a six-man tag team with his brothers Mando and Brian in 1989 in the Mexican World Wrestling Association (WWA). They won the WWA World Trios Championship on April 30, defeating American Mercenaries (Bill Anderson, Louie Spicolli and Tim Patterson) before losing the titles back to American Mercenaries on July 28. Hector and Brian formed a tag team in May 1998 in Carolinas based-Pro Wrestling Federation (PWF). On May 22, 1998, they defeated Super Ninja and Black Angel for the titles

Brian and Josh Jr. (1995–2004)[]

Los Guerreros
Tag team
Members Brian McAlmond
Josh McAlmond Jr.
Name(s) Los McAlmond
Heights

Brian:
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Josh Jr.:
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Combined
weight
443 lb (201 kg; 31.6 st)
Debut 1998
Disbanded 2004
Promotions WCW
IWE

World Championship Wrestling (1998)[]

International Wrestling Entertainment (2002–2004)[]

Tactics[]

Championships and accomplishments[]

  • Independent circuit
    • UWC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – Hector and Mando
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Tag Team of the Year (2002): Brian and Josh, Jr.
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