> CBS This Morning did a nice story on Tito Santana. It's nice to see a story about one of the old timers who saved their money and have found a purpose after wrestling.
Well, being a matador isn't exactly a growth industry these days...
Around Wrestlemania, NJ.com did a rather lengthy write-up on Tito's story that included video, and it was a very nice piece. Looks like TV is piggybacking off of that, but I'm surprised they didn't ask this guy for comment:ReplyDelete
Bobby H: Did you know Tito holds a place in Guiness' Book of World Records?
Gorilla: Yeah? For what?
Bobby H: He picked 1,600 heads of lettuce in 1/2 an hour.
Gorilla: Will you stop!
Yeah. His autobiography isn't bad either. Never new he lived in Jersey until a few years ago.ReplyDelete
he was supposed to take the strap from flair in 92, ya knowReplyDelete
Why did Jesse always call him "Chico"?ReplyDelete
I remember he had a hair salon too lolReplyDelete
I think it had something to do with the show chico and the man.ReplyDelete
I thought it was just general Mexican racism, i.e. "the flying jalapeno." Also, I had a lot of tacos and stayed up all night on the toilet.ReplyDelete
That was a very nice piece, Tito Santana is a class act all the way.ReplyDelete
Is Tito in the Hall of Fame? And if not, why?ReplyDelete
He is. Went in in 2004.ReplyDelete
I thought they had a brief feud right before Jesse retired from the ring...of course I'm basing this strictly on memory from 27 years ago.ReplyDelete
I got to meet Tito during a wrestling convention in New Jersey 20 years ago and he was ridiculously cool to me, spending 5-10 minutes talking to me about stuff. Really glad to see he's doing well for himself. He was always one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
one of the all time greats.ReplyDelete
as mentioned so often before, somehow I doubt we will consider hardly anyone from today who is on the same "level" as Tito was back in his career as an all time great in the future.
What was awesome about Tito was he had great matches with everyone -- as a kid I remember him facing Valentine, Orndorff, Savage and then tag teams with Martel. All of those mataches were very good.ReplyDelete
And if so, why didn't you know about it?ReplyDelete
Jesse actually beat Tito Santana in an Intercontinental Title match at the Boston Gardens.ReplyDelete
Hey - that's MY line!ReplyDelete
And this was a really great piece. Good on Senor Solis.
How do I reach these keeedsReplyDelete
Nice to see a wrestler who saved their money and lives their life as they choose now
He's on the list of guys who might be made principal if the current administrator walks.ReplyDelete
That shit was almost 10 years ago. And I'm old.ReplyDelete
Yep, just outside Detroit.ReplyDelete