Tito Montez

Title History

  • Arizona Heavyweight title (more times than anyone);
  • Western States title;
  • Western States Tag Team titles w/Arman Hussein
  • (Phoenix) United States title defeating The Spoiler (Mac McFarland) (1977);
  • Arizona Tag Team titles;
  • Texas State Junior Heavyweight title;

Career Highlights

  • In the first half of the 1960s Don Kent went to Arizona and worked in the local wrestling promotion, where he was booked as a sadistic heel. In Arizona, Kent worked a storyline that drew full houses at the Phoenix Madison Square Garden against local face (good guy) Tito Montez.
  • ~~~The two faced off week after week in a variety of specialty matches such as a chain match, “Arizona death match” and falls count anywhere match.
  • ~~~The angle ended with a steel cage match that saw Montez win after overcoming Kent’s cheating ways.
  • ~~~One week after the storyline ended, attendance dropped by half and Don Kent soon left the area.
  • Tito Montez was inducted into the Oregon/Washington Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  • Tito Montez was also inducted into the Western States Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  • 2003: Tito Montrez was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club for his outstanding career achievements.
  • Tito Montez now owns and operates a successful carpet cleaning business in the Northwest.