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El Stingray, known as El Stinger (エル・スティンガー Eru Sutingā?) in Japan, is a character from the Slam Masters series of wrestling games.

StoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Trained by Meteorito Jr., El Stingray is a diminutive masked wrestler whose speed is unparalleled. He's proud of his midair assault techniques and feels the most alive while performing aerial attacks before an audience. El Stingray is involved in an almost constant rivalry with The Great Oni, who uses a similar flashy wrestling style.

ConceptEdit

El Stingray is believed to be based on and inspired by the late Mexican wrestler Blue Demon. He is also very similar to El Volador ("The Flyer"), a very small Mexican wrestler well known for his impressive aerial attacks. His nickname appears to be a shout-out towards the retired and popular WCW, TNA, and WWE wrestling star Sting. The mask and costume he wears to the ring are also similar to the appearance of the Blue Blazer (a masked wrestling gimmick that was made quite very famous by the late Owen Hart). However, this character seems to be based on and inspired by the late Mexican wrestler Lizmark. Lizmark's and Stingray's profiles match almost in everything, even down to the colors and design of the suit.

TriviaEdit

  • El Stingray could have served as the basis for El Fuerte from Street Fighter IV.
  • Due to space constraints in some points of the game such as the select screen, his name is shortened to "Stingr".

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Saturday Night Slam Masters bio, Japanese version
  2. http://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/column-100914.html
Slam Masters Characters
Saturday Night Slam Masters Biff · Grater · Gunloc · Haggar · Jumbo
Oni · Rasta · Scorpion · Stingray · Titan
Ring of Destruction B. Widow · Ortega · Saber · Wraith