He began wrestling without his father's consent in February 1982 as "El Korak" but he made his official debut as "El Hijo del Santo" in October of that year after he earned his college degree at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Communication Science per his father's request. 16,047 people follow this. Santo and Casas were victorious and took the tag titles as well. Tienda - Shop. Not Now. Jorge Guzmán's uncles, Miguel "Black" Guzmán, Jesús Guzmán (Pantera Negra) and Jimmy Guzmán were also wrestlers. Log In. In March, 2013 it was announced that one of Hijo del Santo's sons was going to travel to Japan to train in Pro Wrestling Noah wrestling school to prepare him for his wrestling debut under the ring name "El Nieto del Santo" ("The Grandson of El Santo"). He made his wrestling debut in February 1982 under the name El Korak, but officially adopted his most famous ring name and silver mask in October 1982. 16,234 people like this. Finally, in September 1998, the face turn was made official when El Hijo del Santo's partners, Villano III and Fuerza Guerrera turned on Santo. El Hijo del Santo Tienda Oficial Store. El Hijo del Santo, Mexico City, Mexico. [20] He made his wrestling debut in 2015, working under the name "Tempestad",[21] before adopting the name "El Santo Jr." in July 2016. In 2000 he starred in the film Infraterrestre, which received positive reviews from critics such as the respected Mexican film critic, David Wilt. AAA owner Antonio Peña tried to run an angle with an evil version of El Santo called "El Santo Negro" who supposedly came from South America. This was a three-way match that also included León Chino. From 1998 through 2006 he also formed a very successful team with Negro Casas. Espanto Jr. took el Hijo del Santo's title but el Hijo del Santo regained it in 1988 and took Espanto Jr.'s hair as well after winning a Luchas de Apuestas (Spanish for "Bet match"). Community See All. Guzmán has also followed in his father's footsteps, as he has starred in several lucha films. In 2007, he became a spokesperson for Wildcoast, an environmental non-profit organization, and campaigned to save sea turtles on the Gulf of Mexico from extinction. Eddie turned on Santo, leading to a hair vs. mask challenge for the AAA When Worlds Collide pay-per-view. Axxel, Jorge Guzmán's nephew, originally wrestled as "El Nieto del Santo" ("The Grandson of El Santo") but Jorge Guzmán owned the rights to the "Santo" name and objected. El Nieto del Santo was the first masked wrestler to attend the wrestling school, in honor of the lucha libre traditions and anonymity of their enmascarados. In 1997 he was voted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. "Santito", as he is often called, was the only one of his father's 10 children to become a professional wrestler. [24] In 2007 he appeared in the film Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy (also known as Mil Mascaras: Resurrection),[25] which also received positive reviews.[26]. Over the span of his career Guzmán has held various championships, most significantly the AAA World Tag Team Championship, Mexican National Middleweight Championship, Mexican National Trios Championship, Mexican National Welterweight Championship, CMLL World Tag Team Championship, UWA World Lightweight Championship, UWA World Welterweight Championship, WWA Tag Team Championship and WWA World Welterweight Championship as well as an honorary championship awarded by the World Boxing Council. El Hijo del Santo even started his own promotion called Todo x el Todo. Once he entered the ring, El Hijo del Santo removed the disguise and revealed himself as Scorpio and Salvaje's partner, thus turning rudo for the first time in his career.[11]. Tamaulipas 219 (2,227.47 mi) Mexico City, Mexico 06170. [12] While gone, Negro Casas turned técnico (face) and his former allies, Scorpio, Jr. and Bestia Salvaje said they had a surprise for Casas. Forgot account? El Hijo del Santo ended up unmasking Pentagón Black in the finals, which meant that he booked himself to lose three times during the tournament. [23], Hijo del Santo has appeared in several films, first with his father and then on his own or with other famous luchadores. or. On May 11, 2013, El Hijo del Santo and his rival, Blue Demon Jr., joined forces to win the Pro Wrestling Revolution Tag Team Championship from Brian Cage and Derek Sanders.[18]. 4.6. [10] The match was changed at the last minute when Barr pleaded with AAA officials to be included on the show which would be broadcast in the United States. Patriotismo. 1,372 check-ins . [16] Around the time of el Hijo del Santo's 25th Anniversary the World Boxing Council (WBC) named el Hijo del Santo their "WBC Wrestling Champion" compete with title belt due to his "Significant accomplishments in wrestling". He returned to CMLL in the summer of 2004, initially to work with Místico to help him become a main eventer and to feud with Perro Aguayo, Jr. and his La Furia del Norte group. Guzmán is the youngest child, out of eleven, of Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, better known as El Santo, a professional wrestler, film actor, and Mexican folk hero. Jorge Guzmán's son made his debut under the name "Santo Jr.", the third-generation Guzmán to use the name "Santo". [5] During this time, he also feuded with Negro Casas, who would become his most important opponent, and took his hair in a 1987 match in the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium. The match was made a triangle match on December 6, 1996. the show featured a Relevos Suicidas tournament where the losing teams advance until the finals where the final team would fight each other over who would unmask. [5] He next feuded with Espanto Jr. (whose father feuded with the original El Santo) and el Hijo del Santo took his mask. Although the angle was very successful and drew a lot of money for CMLL, El Hijo del Santo continued to wrestle as a babyface throughout the country, even teaming with Rey Mysterio in Tijuana. Community See All. One of the first feuds he was put in was against Negro Casas' youngest brother, Heavy Metal. The feud would continue until the 64th anniversary show on September 19, 1997, where Negro Casas and El Hijo del Santo faced off in a dramatic hair vs. mask match. the Promotions main show so far was a "25 Year Anniversary Show" shown by Televisa, a testament to el Hijo del Santo's appeal as Televisa rarely show independent promotions. He was also the star of a 5 episode animated series on the Mexican version of Cartoon Network titled Santo vs The Clones. Create New Account. El Hijo del Santo lost a match to Casas at the CMLL 63rd Anniversary show on September 20, 1996, and took a brief hiatus. Not Now. The fans were irate and fistfights broke out in the crowd as El Hijo del Santo attacked Casas. [14] El Hijo del Santo had a brief falling out with CMLL management and the tag titles were vacated. During the match, Scorpio and Salvaje began attacking Casas and the fans, unaware of the ruse, expected El Felino to save his brother from the beating. The set-up was a trios match with Negro Casas, El Dandy and Héctor Garza on the técnico side with Scorpio Jr. and Bestia Salvaje on the rudo (or heel) side. Tel: (55) 55152186. During his career as Guzmán has worked for every major Mexican wrestling promotion including Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, Universal Wrestling Association and World Wrestling Association as well as stints with the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in the United States as well as working in Japan for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, All Japan Pro-Wrestling and various other promotions. 167K likes. He's also won the Leyenda de Plata tournament (held in honor of his father), the 1995 version of the CMLL International Gran Prix tournament and the 2004 Gran Alternativa tournament. Tienda - Shop. El Hijo del Santo even started his own promotion called Todo x el Todo. See more of El Hijo del Santo Tienda Oficial Store on Facebook. The following week, the two trios had a rematch and both El Dandy and Negro Casas challenged Santo to a hair vs. mask match. El Hijo del Santo came down to the ring with Scorpio and Salvaje but was wearing a disguise and pretending to be El Felino, the brother of Negro Casas. Create New Account. [3], He won his first title, the UWA World Lightweight Championship, on October 1985 and traded the title with Aristóteles. Mexican National Middleweight Championship, Mexican National Welterweight Championship, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, Southern California Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame, "El Hijo del Santo gana 'pelea' en la Corte contra Triple AAA", "El Hijo del Santo recibe el cinturón del CMB", "¡@ElHijodelSanto y @BlueDemonjr son los Nuevos Campeones en Pareja de @PWRevolution! the Promotions main show so far was a "25 Year Anniversary Show" shown by Televisa, a testament to el Hijo del Santo's appeal as Televisa rarely show independent promotions. [10] El Hijo del Santo and Octagón were victorious in the critically acclaimed match that would receive a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer but it was the last stand for Los Gringos Locos as Barr died three weeks later. [3][4], Early in his career, he was wrestled mainly for World Wrestling Association (WWA) (The Tijuana circuit) and Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) (a promotion that worked in the Mexico City area) but he did make his debut for Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) the promotion that later became Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in Arena Mexico in the summer of 1983. 4.6 out of 5 stars. After the feud ended, he had a program with young Guerreros recruit Averno and they had a WWA Welterweight title match on October 22 where el Hijo del Santo retained and ended his tour with the company.[15]. De Lunes a Sábado 10am - 9pm A veces los Domingos. De Lunes a Sábado 10am - 9pm 1,376 check-ins . Open Now. Santo took El Dandy's hair in a bloody match in front of a sold-out crowd in Arena Mexico. This was a three-way match that also included. [13] El Hijo del Santo won the match and began a slow face turn. 12.8k Followers, 28 Following, 808 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Santo Tienda Oficial (@elhijodelsantotiendaoficial) [6], In 1990, he debuted in Japan for Gran Hamada's Universal Lucha Libre promotion and moved up a weight class by winning the UWA World Welterweight Championship as well as the WWA Welterweight Championship. [8] El Hijo del Santo regained the WWA Welterweight title and brought it with him to AAA. [7][8] In late 1991, he left WWA and vacated the Welterweight title but continued to wrestle for UWA until the formation of Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). The feud helped ease sagging business caused by the split with AAA and the downturn of the Mexican economy. [14] He returned and won the tag titles again with Casas from Los Guerreros del Infierno (Último Guerrero and Rey Bucanero) but later lost them back to Los Guerreros in 2002. Gift Shop in Mexico City, Mexico. Open Now. Negro Casas and El Hijo del Santo began teaming together and chased Scorpio and Salvaje's recently won CMLL World Tag Team Championship. [17] While the title is technically an honorary championship el Hijo del Santo defended it several times in 2008. Heavy Metal took el Hijo del Santo's WWA Welterweight title and won the Mexican National Welterweight Championship but el Hijo del Santo would come out on top of the feud and took both titles from Heavy Metal before he lost them again to another young star, Psicosis. He also was voted "Rookie of the Year" in Mexico. About See All. In 2008, El Hijo del Santo began running shows in London, England featuring independent talent from Mexico. 16,594 people follow this. Early in his career he formed a successful tag team with Eddie Guerrero called "La Pareja Atomica", inspired by their fathers (El Santo and Gory Guerrero) teaming up from the 1940s to the 1960s. El Hijo del Santo began to be at odds with his heel allies, namely Scorpio Jr. and Bestia Salvaje. [14] El Hijo del Santo took another sabbatical from CMLL with Perro Aguayo, Jr. filling in his spot on the roster. [10] During the feud, they played up the old Pareja Atómica tag team which consisted of El Santo and Eddie's father, Gory Guerrero. El Hijo del Santo Tienda Oficial Store. 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He is the subject of a comic book published and appeared on the Mexican reality show Día de Perros. Tamaulipas 219, Col. Condesa, Tel: (55) 55152186. The new match was a double hair versus double mask match with Santo teaming with Octagón against Los Gringos Locos. [22], Like his father, el Hijo del Santo has also crossed over into other media. El Hijo del Santo has continued wrestling as an independent worker doing shows all over Mexico. or. When the other members of Santo's family objected, the feud was scrapped and El Hijo del Santo jumped to CMLL in 1995. Log In. Gift Shop in Mexico City, Mexico. [14] El Hijo del Santo and Casas defeated Scorpio and Salvaje for the titles on February 5, 1999 by disqualification but El Hijo del Santo and Casas refused to accept the titles. He shared his father's look, the silver mask, tights and cape, and moves but he was shorter and, although he would never become the same cultural icon, he would become a better in-ring performer than his father. On November 25, 2013, Santo announced a break to repair damage in his spinal area. The big match in the feud was a mask/hair versus mask/hair tag match between the two teams at CMLL's 1999 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show. He has also been involved in gray whale campaigns and Tijuana clean-ups on behalf of Wildcoast. [11], The object of the jump was to revitalize his feud with Negro Casas. 15,711 people like this. [7][9], His most memorable feud during his time with AAA was against the American team, Los Gringos Locos. 4.6. See more of El Hijo del Santo Tienda Oficial Store on Facebook. Scorpio Jr. and Salvaje joined in on the beat down, leading Santo's next big feud. Eddy Guerrero's stiffer Japanese style offense, combined with "Love Machine" Art Barr's cocky mannerisms made Los Gringos Locos a very exciting yet hated tag team. The training started in May 2013 and he was set to return to Mexico three months later for his official in-ring debut. About See All. 4.6 out of 5 stars. Forgot account? Six way cage match also featuring Centurion Negro, Diluvio Negro I, Gato Volador and Silver Star. Tamaulipas 219, Col. Condesa, casi esquina Av. Jorge Ernesto Guzmán Rodríguez (born August 2, 1963) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler and political activist, best known under the ring name, El Hijo del Santo ("The Son of the Saint"). [19] After successful rehabilitation returned to the ring, teaming with his son El Santo Jr. at a Lucha Ilimitado card in Yakima, Washington on October 12, 2016, and closing out 2016 with two matches alongside his son El Santo Jr in Tijuana on December 16 and in Ciudad Juarez on December 18.
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