Dr. Wagner (Wrestler) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Dr. Wagner

Manuel González Rivera was a Mexican professional wrestler, or Luchador best known under the ring name Dr. Wagner. González made his professional wrestling debut in 1961 and worked the majority of his career for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre. As Dr. Wagner, he worked most of his career as an enmascarado, or masked wrestler, losing his mask to El Solitario in 1985. Along with Ángel Blanco, González formed one of the premier tag teams of the 1960s and 1970s called La Ola Blanca. One of his sons works as a professional wrestler under the name Dr. Wagner Jr., and another son wrestled as Silver King until his death in 2019. One of his grandsons made his wrestling debut in 2009 under the name El Hijo de Dr. Wagner, Jr. or Dr. Wagner III.

Birth name: Manuel González Rivera
Born: April 13, 1936, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Died: September 12, 2004, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Ring name(s): Centella Negra, Dr. Wagner
Trained by: Roy Velasco

About Dr. Wagner

Three time Mexican National Light Heavyweight Champion and one time Mexican National Tag Team Champion wrestler who had a finishing move called the gory special.

Before Fame

He made his professional debut in 1961 as Centella Negra or Black Lightning Spark.


He won the National Wrestling Alliance World Light Heavyweight Championship in 1974.

Family Life

He was born with the name Manuel Gonzalez Rivera.


His ring identity of Dr. Wagner was inspired by German composer Richard Wagner.

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Latest information about Dr. Wagner updated on September 11, 2020.

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