El Santo

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Great Detailed Biography of El Santo

Title History

 

  • (Mexico) National Welterweight title defeating Cyclone Veloz (February 21, 1943);
  • (Mexico) National Middleweight title defeating Murcielago Valazquez (March 19, 1943);
  • (Mexico) National Middleweight title defeating Bobby Bonales (October 8, 1943);
  • (Mexico) National Middleweight title defeating Tuffy Truesdale [Tournament] (May 31, 1944);
  • NWA (Mexico) World Welterweight title defeating Pete Panof [Tournament] (March 15, 1946);
  • NWA (Mexico) World Welterweight title defeating Bobby Bonales (September 26, 1952);
  • (Mexico) National Welterweight title defeating ????????? (July ??, 1953);
  • NWA (Mexico) World Middleweight title defeating Sugi Sito (January 1, 1954);
  • (Mexico) National Middleweight title defeating El Gladiator [Tournament] (September 14, 1956);
  • (Mexico) National Middleweight title defeating Karloff Lagarde (June 28, 1963);
  • (Mexico) National Tag Team titles w/Rayo de Jalisco defeating Los Espantos (October 16, 1964);
  • (Mexico) National Tag Team titles w/Rayo de Jalisco defeating Karloff Lagarde & Rene Guajardo [Tournament] (April 22, 1966);
  • (Mexico) National Light Heavyweight title defeating Espanto I (October 14, 1966);

 

Career History

 

  • El Santo is the father of El Hijo del Santo — and the brother of Black Guzmán, Pantera Negra and Jimmy Guzmán..
  • El Santo is the grandfather of Los Rockets..
  • El Santo was a legend of lucha libra who’s legendary status crossed over into the Mexican Film industry..
  • El Santo achieved cult icon status with a series of movies — Click Here to View El Santo’s Filmography..
  • December 4, 1942: El Santo beat Lobo Negro in a “Superlibre” (no rules) fight but one of the most memorable moments of his career..
  • February 21, 1943: El Santo defeated his old enemy Ciclón Veloz to get the National Welterweight title..
  • Feburary 18, 1944: Jack O’Brien defeated El Santo for the National Welterweight title..
  • April 2, 1943: El Santo wrestled Tarzán López in the main event of the first show ever held at the famous Arena Coliseo..
  • Feburary 5, 1984: El Santo passes away in Mexico City and is buried wearing his mask..