|Height & Weight:
||6'2" - 234 lbs
||Richard Blood (Debut)
El Matador (WWF)
Bob Orton (AWF)
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NWA (Amarillo) Western States Tag Team titles w/Ted DiBiase;
WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Ivan Putski defeating Johnny & Jimmy Valiant (March 6, 1979);
Pro-Wrestling Illustrated Achievement Awards Tag Team of the Year w/Ivan Putski (1979);
WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Don Muraco (February 11, 1984);
WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentina (July 6, 1985);
WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Rick Martel defeating The Hart Foundation ();
WWF (World Wrestling Federation) King of the Ring 1989;
NWA (Eastern Championship Wrestling) Heavyweight title;
UWS (New York) Tag Team title;
ICW (New England) Heavyweight title;
UWF (Herb Abrams) Americas Heavyweight title;
AWF (American Wrestling Federation) World title defeating Bob Orton;
Renegade Wrestling Alliance title;
(New Jersey) USA Heavyweight title ();
NSWA (Michigan) Heavyweight title ();
USA Pro Wrestling Heavyweight title ();
In The Beginning:
Tito Santana is a former pro football player with the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and BC Lions (CFL)..
Tito Santana began his wrestling career in Texas..
Tito Santana once wrestled as "Richard Blood", which is Ricky Steamboat's REAL name..
Tito Santana moved to the AWA after a few years and received several AWA World title shots against Nick Bockwinkel..
February 15, 1979 - NWA: Tito Santana & Ted DiBiase beat Akio Sato & Mr. Pogo for the NWA Western States Tag Team titles..
World Wide Wrestling Federation:
Tito Santana jumped to Vince McMahon Sr's northeast World Wide Wrestling Federation promotion..
October 22, 1979 - MSG: Tito Santana & Ivan Putski defeated Jimmy & Jerry Valiant for the WWWF Tag Team titles..
April 12, 1980: The Wild Samoans dethrone Tito Santana & Ivan Putski for the Tag Team titles..
AWA & Georgia:
Tito Santana returned to the AWA to re-persue his quest to win the AWA World title..
Tito Santana also had a brief run in the Georgia territory..
World Wrestling Federation:
Late 1983: Tito Santana signs a WWF contract with Vince McMahon Jr. as the WWF were preparing to go national..
January 21, 1984: WWF Champion the Iron Sheik and Tito Santana wrestle to a Double DQ..
February 11, 1984: Tito Santana defeated "Magnificent" Don Muraco to win the Intercontinental title!
July 23, 1984 MSG - The Brawl to End it All: Tito Santana defeats Cowboy Bob Orton to retain..
Tito Santana and Greg Valentine become involved in an historic feud over the Intercontinental title..
September 24, 1984: Greg Valentine beats Tito Santana for the Intercontinental title..
WrestleMania I: Tito Santana defeated the Executioner (Buddy Rose) in the first match of Wrestlemania history!
July 7 1985: Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine in a classic Steel Cage match to recapture the IC title!
~~~After the match, Greg Valentine damages the IC belt by smashing it against the cage..
~~~This was to allow the WWF to create a new IC championship belt which was around for 13 years!
July 8, 1985 - King of the Ring: Tito Santana defeats Terry Funk (1st), defeats Jim Brunzel (2nd), but loses to Iron Sheik in 3rd round..
October 31, 1985 - Saturday Night Main Event: "Macho Man" Randy Savage defeated Tito Santana by count out..
November 7, 1985 - Wrestling Classic: Tito Santana defeats "Magnificent" Don Muraco..
February 8, 1986 - Boston Garden: Randy Savage defeated Tito Santana to win the IC title by using brass knux!
WrestleMania II: Terry & Hoss (Dory) Funk defeated Junk Yard Dog & Tito Santana in a tag team match..
February 21, 1987 - Saturday Night Main Event: Hart Foundation (Tag Champs) defeated Tito Santana & Dan Spivey to retain..
WrestleMania III: The Hart Foundation & "Dangerous" Danny Davis defeated The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana..
August 28, 1987 - Paul Boesch Retirement Show: Tito Santana & Mil Mascaras defeated Demolition..
September 4, 1997 - King of the Ring: Danny Davis defeats Tito Santana in the first round of the KOTR Tournament..
Tito Santana joined forced with Rick Martel (abandoned by Tom Zenk) to form the team known as Strike Force..
October 27, 1987 - Superstars of Wrestling: Strike Force beat the Hart Foundation for the WWF Tag Team titles!
Survivor Series 1987: Strike Force/Bulldogs/Bees/Stallions/Rougeaus defeat Harts/Demolition/Islanders/Dream Team/Bolsheviks..
December 7, 1987 - Saturday Night Main Event: Strike Force defeated the Bolsheviks to retain the WWF Tag Team titles..
Royal Rumble 1988: Tito Santana draws number 1 in the Royal Rumble..
February 5, 1990 - The Main Event: Strike Force defeat the Hart Foundation to retain the WWF Tag Team titles..
WrestleMania IV: Demolition defeated Strike Force for the WWF Tag Team titles..
Tito Santana resumes his solo career after Rick Martel is injured after an attack from Demolition..
Survivor Series 1988: Tito Santana/J.Roberts/J.Duggan/K.Patera/S.Casey are defeated by Andre/D.Bravo/R.Rude/C.Hennig/H.Race..
December 7, 1988 - Saturday Night Main Event: Tito Santana defeats the Red Rooster..
Royal Rumble 1989: Tito Santana enter the Royal Rumble at #12..
WrestleMania V: Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson defeated Strike Force (reunion) when Rick Martel walked out on Tito Santana!
Rick Martel becomes known as "the Model" and takes Slick on as his manager and begins feuding with Tito Santana..
SummerSlam 1989: Rick Martel & the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers defeated Tito Santana & the Rockers in a six man tag..
October 14, 1989 - King of the Ring: Tito Santana wins the KotR Tourny defeating Rick Martel, Bad New Brown, Warlord & Akeem..
Survivor Series 1989: The Dream Team (Rhodes/Beefcake/Santana/Rooster) defeated The Enforcers (Bossman/Martel/Brown/Honky)..
Royal Rumble 1990: Tito Santana enters the Royal Rumble at #23..
WrestleMania VI: The Barbarian defeated Tito Santana..
April 23, 1990 - Superstars of Wrestling: Mr. Perfect defeated Tito Santana in the tournament final to win the IC title..
July 16, 1990 - Saturday Night Main Event: Mr. Perfect defeats Tito Santana to retain..
SummerSlam 1990: The Warlord defeated Tito Santana..
October 30, 1990 - The Main Event: Rick Martel defeats Tito Santana..
Survivor Series 1990: The Alliance (Volkoff/Santana/Bushwhackers) defeated The Mercenaries (Slaughter/Zukov/Orient Express)..
~~~Tito Santana was the sole survivor and advances to the final survivors match..
~~~Tito Santana/Ultimate Warrior/Hulk Hogan defeated DiBiase/Martel/Warlord/Roma/Hercules..
~~~Tito Santana eliminated the Warlord within 28 seconds of the match..
Royal Rumble 1991: Tito Santana enters the Royal Rumble at #11..
WrestleMania VII: The Mountie defeated Tito Santana..
April 15, 1991 - Saturday Night Main Event: The Mountie defeated Tito Santana..
October 3, 1991 - WWF at Royal Albert Hall: Ric Flair defeated Tito Santana (Tito competed in a Battle Royal later)..
World Wrestling Federation - El Matador:
October 21, 1991 - Superstars of Wrestling: Tito Santana adopted the gimmick "El Matador", but mexican bull fighter..
Survivor Series 1991: Jim Duggan/Slaughter/El Matador/Kerry von Erich defeated Adnan/Berzerker/Hercules/Skinner..
December 3, 1991 - Tuesday Night In Texas: Ted DiBiase & Repo Man defeated Tito Santana & Virgil..
Royal Rumble 1992: "El Matador" Tito Santana entered the Royal Rumble at #7..
WrestleMania VIII: Shawn Michaels defeated Tito Santana in the opening match..
Eastern Championship Wrestling & The WWF:
ECW August 8, 1992: Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco for the ECW Heavyweight title..
SummerSlam 1992: Papa Shango defeated Tito Santana in a non-televised dark match..
ECW September 9, 1992: Shane Douglas wins the ECW title by forfeit when Tito Santana fails to defend..
Royal Rumble 1993: Tito Santana entered the Royal Rumble at #25..
WrestleMania IX: Tito Santana defeated Papa Shango in a non-televised dark match..
April 25, 1993 - European Rampage: Doink defeated Tito Santana..
Tito Santana's WWF wrestling career comes to an end..
The Indies, and Starting the American Wrestling Federation:
Tito Santana appeared on the independent circuit with such promotions as:
~~~Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling, the Renegade Wrestling Alliance and the United States Wrestling Federation..
1996: Tito Santana opens the American Wrestling Federation and signs many former WWF & WCW Wrestlers..
1996: Tito Santana wins the AWF World title, loses it to Bob Orton, but wins it back in the rematch..
1997: Tito Santana returned to the WWF and joined the Spanish Announcing Team..
January 10, 2000 - WCW Monday Nitro: Tito Santana makes a one-time appearance in WCW defeating Jeff Jarrett in a Dungeon Match!
Tito Santana now owns a hair salon in Roxbury, New Jersey and is also a Physical Education & Spanish Teacher..
November 8, 2003--Virginia Championship Wrestling: Tito Santana (at the age of 50) defeated Wallace Stillhammer..
~~~Tito Santana was then honored in a special ceremony which included Nickolai Volkoff, Ivan Koloff and Larry Zbyszko..
March 12, 2004--East Coast Pro Wrestling: Tito Santana defeated The Executioner (not Buddy Rose)..
March 13, 2004 - WWE: Tito Santana is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York City!
March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: Tito Santana is honored with all the other Hall of Fame inductees during the Pay Per View..
April 23, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Sal Sincere..
May 14, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Kevin Knight in Bloomfield, New Jersey..
July 16, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Kevin Knight in Allentown, Pennsylvania..
August 27, 2005--WrestleReunion: Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine to win the IWA title...
September 10, 2005--Wrestle Reunion: Greg Valentine beat Tito Santana to win the IWA title when Jimmy Hart threw in Brass Knux..
November 11, 2005--Ted DiBiase's Power Wrestling Alliance: Tito Santana & Jim Duggan beat Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake..
January 13, 2006--ECWA: Tito Santana defeated Arch Kincaid.....
February 25, 2006--IWF: Tito Santana & Fred Sampson & Dan McGuire defeated Kevin Knight & Shawn Donovan & Travis Blake..
April 22, 2006--New York Wrestling Connection: Spyder & Tito Santana defeated Stockade & King Kong Bundy..
April 29, 2006--Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Tito Santana defeated Romeo Roselli w/Talia Doll..
May 13, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Hasheem Ali..
May 20, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Simon Diamond. ..
June 10, 2006--Southern Championship Wrestling: Tito Santana beat Greg "The Hammer" Valentine...
July 8, 2006--IAW Clash at the Cove 8: Tito Santana defeated Andy Chene to win the IAW Television title..
July 27, 2006--Legends of Wrestling: Tito Santana defeated Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake w/Jim Chadwick..
August 9, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Jay Santana & Tito Santana defeated Corvis Fear & Jo-Jo...
September 10, 2006--Maryland Championship Wrestling: The Slackers & Tito Santana beat Phat Blues Security & Buck
September 24, 2006--Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Tito Santana defeated Jessy Jones by Submission..
September 29, 2006--Top Rope Promotions: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka vs Tito Santana ended in a No Contest....
September 30, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated King Kaluha..
October 7, 2006--WCWA: Tito Santana w/Tammy Sytch vs Greg "The Hammer" Valentine ended in a Double Countout..
October 13, 2006--NWS: Tito Santana defeated "Mr. Motion" Shane Taylor w/King Boy Du I Stinq..
October 14, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Johnny Candido.....
November 4, 2006--NCW: Tito Santana defeated Sal Sincere (Tom Brandi) in York, Pennsylvania..
November 11, 2006--All Out Mayhem Wrestling: Tito Santana defeated Palmer Canon in Machias, Maine..
December 1, 2006--NWS: Tito Santana & Jay Santana defeated The Baghdad Bullies (TNT & Saddam Insane) ..
December 8, 2006--Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Tito Santana & El Vato beat Angel Armani & Scorpion
December 9, 2006--Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Tito Santana & El Vato beat Matt Longtime & Mason Quinn