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Super Porky/Brazo de Plata passes away at 58 years old

Jose Luis Alvarado Nieves, known as Brazo de Plata and Super Porky, has passed away at the age of 58.

The talk show Mas Lucha announced his passing during their show tonight. CMLL, as well as AAA, posted tributes on social media. A cause of death has not been announced.

Nieves made his debut in 1977 as a masked wrestler called Brazo de Plata (Silver Arm), teaming with his brother Brazo de Oro (Gold Arm). They would continue to wear masks until October 21, 1988 when Plata, Oro, and another brother El Brazo lost a mask vs. hair match against Villano I, IV, and V. 

Plata joined CMLL in 1985, where he would continue to wrestle for the next 20 years, teaming with members of the Alvarado wrestling family and held the CMLL World Trios Championship. He later adopted a more comedic style, and later was given the nickname Super Porky.

Plata also briefly wrestled for WWE in 2005, joining the SmackDown brand as part of the Juniors comedy division. In 2006, the entire Juniors division was released and Plata went to AAA, where he would stay through 2009.

After leaving AAA, Porky continued to work in the independents and also made appearances in CMLL through 2016.