El Santo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


El Santo

Mexican professional wrestler

Date of Birth: 23-Sep-1917

Place of Birth: Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico

Date of Death: 05-Feb-1984

Profession: actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor, professional wrestler

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About El Santo

  • Rodolfo Guzm├ín Huerta (September 23, 1917 ÔÇô February 5, 1984), more widely known as El Santo, or in English The Saint, was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado (Spanish for masked professional wrestler), film actor, and folk hero.
  • El Santo is one of the most famous and iconic of all Mexican luchadores, and has been referred to as one of "the greatest legends in Mexican sports".
  • His wrestling career spanned nearly five decades, during which he became a folk hero and a symbol of justice for the common man through his appearances in lucha films and comic books telling fictionalized stories of El Santo fighting for justice.
  • He starred or co-starred in at least 52 movies between 1958 and 1982. During his career, he mainly wrestled for Empresa Mundial de Lucha Libre in Mexico where he won the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship, Mexican National Middleweight Championship, Mexican National Tag Team Championship with Rayo de Jalisco, Mexican National Welterweight Championship, NWA World Middleweight Championship and the NWA World Welterweight Championship.
  • He is said to have popularized professional wrestling in Mexico just as Rikidozan did in Japan or like Hulk Hogan did in the United States.
  • Guzm├ín's son followed him into wrestling as El Hijo del Santo, or the 'Son of Santo'.
  • In 2018, WWE inducted him into their Hall of Fame in the Legacy category.Guzm├ín's brothers were also luchadors, with Black Guzm├ín being the first to make his debut and Pantera Negra and Jimmy Guzm├ín later joining as well.
  • Early in his career Rodolfo Guzm├ín worked under the ring names Rudy Guzm├ín', Hombre Rojo, El Enmascarado, Murci├ęlago Enmascarado II and El Demonio Negro but became "El Enmascarado de Plata" ("The man of the silver mask") in 1942.
  • Only one of Rodolfo Guzm├ín's eleven children followed him into professional wrestling, El Hijo del Santo ("The Son of Santo") making his debut in 1982.
  • El Hijo del Santo's son made his debut as "Santo Jr." in 2016.
  • Another grandson (not a son of El Hijo del Santo) originally wrestled as "El Nieto del Santo" ("The Grandson of Santo"), but now works under the name Axxel.
  • Rodolfo Guzm├ín was buried in his silver mask, in one of the biggest funerals in Mexico.
  • Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre honors El Santo with the Leyenda de Plata ("The Silver Legend") tournament.

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