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Merced Solis

better known by his ring name Tito Santana, is an American professional wrestler whose heyday spanned from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, though he continues to appear on the independent circuit. He is best known from his time in the World Wrestling Federation. Competing almost exclusively in the WWF from 1979 to 1993, Solis helped bridge the gap between the 1980s "Rock 'n Wrestling Connection" era to the 1990s "New Generation" era. He also won the first match in Collegiate and professional football Solis played tight end for West Texas A&M University, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The team was quarterbacked by future professional wrestler Tully Blanchard, who would introduce him into the world of professional wrestling. After graduation, Solis was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp. He played one season for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, appearing in 13 regular-season games. He pro debuted in Championship Wrestling From Florida in 1977, also worked in Georgia Championship Wrestling in 1977-78, until he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1979. After a near 3-year run in the American Wrestling Association form 1980-1982 he returned to World Wrestling Federation in 1983. World Wrestling Federation (1979–1993) Debut and Tag Team Champion (1979–1982) Santana had his first taste of WWF success in 1979 when he teamed with Ivan Putski to defeat Johnny Valiant and Jerry Valiant for the WWF Tag Team Championship at Madison Square Garden in October 1979. The duo held the titles for close to six months before losing to the Wild Samoans in April 1980. Intercontinental Champion (1983–1986) In 1983, he engaged in a lengthy feud with Intercontinental Champion Magnificent Don Muraco. Santana finally won the title on February 11, 1984, becoming the first Mexican American wrestler to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship. He quickly entered into a feud over the Intercontinental Championship with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. Valentine captured it from Santana in September 1984 in London, Ontario. Soon after, Valentine injured Santana's knee and put Santana out of action for several months. Santana returned at WrestleMania, and in the opening match defeated a masked wrestler known as The Executioner. Santana and Valentine went on to wrestle a memorable series of singles and tag team matches with neither gaining the upper hand. They wrestled in a variety of different types of matches such as regular title matches, No Disqualification matches, and Lumberjack matches.

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May 10, 1953 In Mission, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie WWE The Brawl to End it All 1984-07-23
Latest Project:
Movie 350 Days 2019-04-02
Known For
Poster of WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1
Poster of WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden
Poster of WWE The Main Event IV
Poster of WrestleMania II
Movie 350 Days Unknown 2019-04-02
Movie The Eliminadora Tito Santana 2017-05-01
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1 Tito Santana 2014-03-11
Movie Shawn Michaels: Mr Wrestlemania Tito Santana 2014-02-11
Movie WWE: Macho Man - The Randy Savage Story Tito Santana 2014-11-18
Movie WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden Tito Santana 2013-08-13
Movie PWG: Kurt Russellreunion 2 - The Reunioning Tito Santa 2011-01-29
Movie WWE: Allied Powers - The World's Greatest Tag Teams Tito Santana 2009-01-01
Movie WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event Tito Santana 2009-02-10
Movie Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009-06-09
Movie WWE: The History Of The Intercontinental Championship Tito Santana 2008-11-25
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2004 Unknown 2004-03-12
Series WWE Raw El Matador 1993-01-11
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1993 El Matador 1993-01-24
Movie WWE WrestleMania IX El Matador 1993-04-04
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1992 El Matador 1992-01-19
Movie WWE WrestleMania VIII El Matador 1992-04-05
Movie WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1992 El Matador 1992-08-23
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage Tour '92: Munich El Matador 1992-04-14
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1992 El Matador 1992-08-29
Movie WWE Battle Royal at the Albert Hall El Matador 1991-10-03
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Tito Santana 1991-01-19
Movie WWE WrestleMania VII Tito Santana 1991-03-24
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown 1991 El Matador 1991-11-24
Movie WWE This Tuesday In Texas El Matador 1991-12-03
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1991 El Matador 1991-11-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Tito Santana 1990-04-01
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Tito Santana 1990-01-21
Movie WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit Tito Santana 1990-04-13
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Tito Santana 1990-04-01
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 Tito Santana 1990-08-27
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown '90 Tito Santana 1990-11-18
Movie WWE The Main Event IV Tito Santana 1990-11-23
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1990 Tito Santana 1990-11-22
Movie WWE WrestleMania V Tito Santana 1989-04-02
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1989 The Honky Tonk Man 1989-01-15
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1989 Tito Santana 1989-08-28
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown '89 Tito Santana 1989-11-12
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Tito Santana 1989-11-23
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1988 Tito Santana 1988-01-24
Movie WWE The Main Event Tito Santana 1988-02-05
Movie WWE WrestleMania IV Tito Santana 1988-03-27
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1988 Tito Santana 1988-11-24
Movie WWE WrestleMania III Tito Santana 1987-03-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1987 Tito Santana 1987-11-26
Movie WrestleMania II Tito Santana 1986-04-07
Movie Tag Team Champions Tito Santana 1986-03-01
Movie WrestleMania Tito Santana 1985-03-31
Movie WWE WrestleVision: The Wrestling Classic Tito Santana 1985-11-07
Movie WWE The Brawl to End it All Tito Santana 1984-07-23