Tigre Colombiano

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Tigre Colombiano
Tigre Colombiano
Name Tigre Colombiano
Real name Bill Martínez
Nicknames Tiger Boy

El Tigre Colombiano
Tiger Boy
Bill Patino
Pedro Patino

Ringo el Mercenario
Name history Tigre Colombiano
Birth date, location November 11,1927
Obituary date
Debut, location
Lost mask to
Height 175 cm/5' 7"
Signature moves La Tigrera, La Plancha Volante, Cangrejo Lagunero, Cangrejo, Dropkick, Crossbody
Titles: Sudamerican Heavyweight championship, World Heavyweight championship, World Light Heavyweight championship


Bill Martinez is a retired Colombian professional wrestler, Jiu Jitsu teacher, former boxer and Greco-Roman wrestler. He is known under the ring name El Tigre Colombiano.

Early Life

His parents Salomon Martinez Quintero and Ana Patino met at the Colombian Consulate in New York and they married in that city. He was born on March 6, 1930 in New York City. At the age of 3, his parents went back to Colombia. They lived in Barranquilla where he was baptized. In order to avoid more paperwork they said he was born in Barranquilla. At the age of 15 he got his Identification Card as Colombian citizen.


In Bill's professional wrestling career, Bill wrestled in many countries in the late 40's and 50's. He visited South America, Africa and Europe. Bill held many wrestling titles in Germany, France, Mexico, Puerto Rico & Colombia. Martinez retired from professional wrestling in the late 80's. Martinez lives in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and teaches Martial Arts.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
????? mask Tigre Colombiano La Momia unknow
74/04/24 mask/hair Aníbal & Steve Wright René Guajardo & Tigre Colombiano Arena México
78/03/17 hair Tigre Colombiano El Reo Arena México
78/04/07[1] hair Adorable Rubi Tigre Colombiano Arena México
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1974 lost mask to:Aníbal
1974 lost mask to:Aníbal