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WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana

IWF Wrestling School Guest Coach

WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana is a former two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion and former two-time WWE Tag Team Champion.  He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2004 Class by Shawn Michaels.  He wrestled in National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and American Wrestling Association (AWA) until he joined World Wrestling Federation in 1979.  He had his first taste of success in 1979 when he teamed with Ivan Putski to win the WWE Tag Team Championship at Madison Square Garden.


In 1983, he engaged in a feud with WWF Intercontinental Champion Magnificent Muraco.  Santana finally won the title on February 11, 1984, becoming the first Mexican-American wrestler to win the Championship.  He entered into a feud over the Championship with Greg Valentine.  Valentine captured the title from Santana in September 1984.  In July 1985, Santana regained the Intercontinental Title in a steel cage match. 


In August 1987, Tito Santana formed a tag team with Rick Martel named Strike Force.  The team won the Tag Team championship from The Hart Foundation.  They successfully defended the titles until WrestleMania IV in March 1988 where they lost to Demolition.  Santana, along with Hulk Hogan, holds the unique distinction of wrestling in the first nine WrestleMania's.  This Tocula, Mexico native, now residing in New Jersey, arrived to IWF in 2005 and is a former IWF Tag Team Champion.  Tito is also a Guest Instructor at IWF Wrestling School.

Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 244 pounds
Hometown: Tocula, Mexico
Birthday: May 10

Debut: 1976
Finisher: Flying Forearm & Figure-Four Leglock

Titles: WWE Intercontinental (2x).  WWE Tag Team (2x).  IWF Tag Team.

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