In 1989 Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) created the wrestling character Octagón, a masked Mexican Ninja character that immediately became very popular with the audience, especially children. When CMLL started up their Mini-Estrellas division they created a number of Mascota characters, smaller versions of their well known wrestlers, one such Mascota was Octagoncito, created to play off the popularity of the regular sized competitor.
Early in his career Octagoncito competed in the tournament to crown the first ever CMLL World Mini-Estrella Champion, losing in the second round to Espectrito. When Mini-Estrella creator Antonio Peña left CMLL in mid-1992 to for a new promotion called Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), Octagoncito and a number of other wrestlers and Mini-Estrellas left with Peña for AAA. On March 26, 1994 Octagoncito defeated Jerrito Estrada to win the Mexican National Mini-Estrella Championship. A few weeks later, on April 26, he competed in his first major AAA event, competing at Triplemanía II-A, AAA’s biggest show of the year. Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito and Super Muñequito defeated Espectrito, Jerrito Estrada and Fuercito Guerrera by disqualification. His run with the Mexican National Mini-Estrellas Championship lasted 112 days, until July 16, 1994 where Fuercita Guerrera won the championship.
At some point in the next year or two Octagoncito also won the IWC Mini-Estrellas Championship, although records are not clear on exactly when. On May 31, 1995 he wins his highest profile Luchas de Apuestas, or bet match, where he put his mask on the line against the hair of his opponent Especrito. Octagoncito won the match and kept his mask safe while Espectrito was shaved bald after the match. Octagoncito and his fellow Mini-Estrellas competed in the main event of Triplemanía III-A, a 13-man Steel Cage Elimination match where the last person in the cage would be forced to unmask under Lucha de Apuesta rules. The match included Octagoncito, Bandita, Espectrito I, Espectrito II, Jerrito Estrada, Fuercita Guerrera, Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Calo, La Parkita, Payasito Azul, Payasito Rojo, Super Muñequito and Torrerito. In the end Payasito Rojo was forced to unmask.
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