The Full Wiki

More info on El Hijo del Santo

El Hijo del Santo: Map

  
  

Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:



Jorge Guzmán Rodríguez (born August 2, 1963), better known as El Hijo del Santo ("The Son of the Saint"), is a Mexicanmarker professional wrestler, political activist and one of the most successful stars in Lucha Libre. He is the son of the legendary professional wrestler, film actor and Mexican folk hero El Santo.

Wrestling career

"Santito", as he is often called, was the only one of his father's 10 children to become a professional wrestler. 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 in Communication Science per his father's request. 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.

Early in his career, he was wrestled mainly for World Wrestling Association (WWA) (The Tijuanamarker circuit) and Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) (a promotion that worked in the Mexico City area) but he did make his debut for Empressa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) (the promotion that later became Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in Arena Mexicomarker in the summer of 1983. He also was voted "Rookie of the Year" in Mexico.

He won his first title, the UWA World Lightweight Championship, on October 1985 and traded the title with Aristóteles. He next feuded with Espanto, Jr. (whose father feuded with the original El Santo) and el Hijo del Santo took his mask. 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"). 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.

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. 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). El Hijo del Santo regained the WWA Welterweight title and brought it with him to AAA. One of the first feuds he was put in was again Negro Casas' youngest brother, Heavy Metal. 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.

His most memorable feud during his time with AAA was against the obnoxious American team, Los Gringos Locos. Eddy Guerrero's stiffer Japanesemarker style offense, combined with "Love Machine" Art Barr's cocky mannerisms made Los Gringos Locos a very exciting yet hated tag team. During the feud, the played up the old Pareja Atómica tag team which consisted of the original El Santo and Eddie's father, Gory Guerrero. Eddie turned on Santo, leading to a hair vs. mask challenge for the AAA When Worlds Collide pay-per-view. 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. The new match was a double hair versus double mask match with Santo teaming with Octagón against Los Gringos Locos. El Hijo del Santo and Octagón were victorious in the critically acclaimed match that would revieve a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer but it was the last stand for Los Gringos Locos. Barr died shortly afterwards and the rest of the group broke up abruptly. 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. When the other members of Santo's family objected, the feud was scrapped and El Hijo del Santo jumped to CMLL in 1995.

The mask of both Santo and his son
The object of the jump was to revitalize his feud with Negro Casas. El Hijo del Santo lost a match to Casas at the CMLL 63rd Anniversary show on September 20, 1996 and took a brief hiatus. While gone, Negro Casas turned técnico and his former allies, Scorpio, Jr. and Bestia Salvaje said they had a surprise for Casas. In a shocking angle, the long time babyface El Hijo del Santo turned rudo . The set-up was a trios match with Negro Casas, El Dandy and Héctor Garza on the face side against Felino, Scorpio, Jr. and Bestia Salvaje on the heel side. Felino was Casas' brother and when he came to the ring, he halted before entering and watched as his brother was attacked by Scorpio and Salvaje. The fans were expecting Felino to help his brother but Felino took off his cape and mask, revealing himself to be El Hijo del Santo in disguise.

The fans were irate and fist fights broke out in the crowd as El Hijo del Santo attacked Casas. The feud helped ease sagging business caused by the split with AAA and the downturn of the Mexican economy. The following week, the two trios had a rematch and both El Dandy and Negro Casas challenged Santo to a hair vs. mask match. The match was made a triangle match on December 6, 1996. Santo took El Dandy's hair in a bloody match in front of sold out crowd in Arena Mexico. 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. El Hijo del Santo won the match and began a slow face turn.

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. El Hijo del Santo began to be at odds with his heel allies, namely Scorpio, Jr. and Bestia Salvaje. 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. Scorpio, Jr. and Salvaje joined in on the beat down, leading Santo's next big feud.

Negro Casas and El Hijo del Santo began teaming together and chased Scorpio and Salvaje's recently won CMLL World Tag Team Championship. 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. The big match in the feud was a mask/hair versus mask/hair tag match between the two teams. Santo and Casas were victorious and took the tag titles as well. El Hijo del Santo had a brief falling out with CMLL management and the tag titles were vacated. 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. El Hijo del Santo took another sabbatical from CMLL with Perro Aguayo, Jr. filling in his spot on the roster. 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. 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. Other than teaming with Místico and Último Dragón for a few matches at the end of the year.

El Hijo del Santo has continued wrestling as an independent worker doing shows all over Mexico. El Hijo del Santo even started his own promotion called Todo x el Todo. the Promotions man 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. 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. El Hijo del Santo ended up unmasking Pentagón Black in the finals, which meant that he booked himself to loose three times during the tournament. Around the time of el Hijo del Santo's 25th Anniversay 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". While the title is technically an honorary championship el Hijo del Santo has been seen defending it several times in 2008.

In 2008, El Hijo del Santo began running shows in Londonmarker, featuring independent talent from Mexico.

Outside wrestling

250 px


Like his father, el Hijo del Santo has also crossed over into other medias. He is the subject of a comic book published and appeared on the Mexican reality show Día de Perros. He was also the star of a 5 episode animated series on the Mexican version of Cartoon Network titled Santo Contra Los Clones (Santo Vs The Clones).

In the summer of 2007, he gained notoriety for his campaign to save sea turtles as the spokesperson for Wildcoast, an environmental non-profit organization, on the Gulf of Mexico from extinction. He has also been involved on gray whale campaigns as well as Tijuana clean ups on behalf of Wildcoast.

In films

Hijo del Santo has appeared in several films, first with his father and then on his own or with other famous luchadores. In 2000 he starred in the film Infraterrestre, which received positive reviews from critics such as the respected Mexican film critic, David Wilt. In 2007 he appeared in the film Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy (also known as Mil Mascaras: Resurrection), which also received positive reviews.

In wrestling





Championships and accomplishments



Luchas de Apuestas record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Pierroth Veracruz, Veracruzmarker
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Buitre Pachucamarker, Hidalgomarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo Lobo Rubio Veracruz, Veracruz
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Galáctico Pachuca, Hidalgo
Hair El Hijo del Santo Chamaco Castro Panama Citymarker, Panamamarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Guerrero Acapulcomarker, Guerreromarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Porro Tijuanamarker, Baja Californiamarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo Ray Richard Naucalpanmarker, Mexico Statemarker
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Diluvio Texcocomarker, Mexico State
Mask El Hijo del Santo Cosmonauta Apatlaco, Mexico State
Mask El Hijo del Santo Aristóteles I Naucalpan, Mexico State
Hair El Hijo del Santo Tornado Negro Tijuana, Baja California
Mask El Hijo del Santo Aristóteles II Acapulco, Guerrero
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Ninja Tijuana, Baja California
Hair El Hijo del Santo Ray Tony Veracruz, Veracruz
Mask El Hijo del Santo Skeletor Monterreymarker, Nuevo Leónmarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo Aristóteles I Ciudad Juárezmarker, Chihuahuamarker
Mask El Hijo del Santo Espanto Jr. Monterrey, Nuevo León
Mask El Hijo del Santo Kato Kung Lee Tijuana, Baja California
Hair El Hijo del Santo Flama Azul Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State
Hair El Hijo del Santo Black Terry Irapuato, Guanajuatomarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo Ray Richard Moreliamarker, Michoacánmarker Aril, 1987
Hair El Hijo del Santo Lobo Rubio Naucalpan, Mexico State
Hair El Hijo del Santo Negro Casas Los Angeles, Californiamarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo Espanto Jr. Torreónmarker, Coahuilamarker
Mask El Hijo del Santo Silver King Tijuana, Baja California
Mask El Hijo del Santo Principe Island (L.A. Park) Apatlaco, Mexico State
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Estudiante Mexicalimarker, Baja California
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Tarahumara Saltillomarker, Coahuila
Hair El Hijo del Santo Espanto, Jr. Monterrey, Nuevo León
Mask El Hijo del Santo León Chino Tijuana, Baja California
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Brujo San Lorenzo, Mexico State
Mask El Hijo del Santo Cuchillo Naucalpan, Mexico State
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Brujo San Lorenzo, Mexico State
Mask El Hijo del Santo Starman Cancúnmarker, Quintana Roomarker
Mask El Hijo del Santo La Momia Puerto Escondido, Oaxacamarker
Mask El Hijo del Santo Masdek Tijuana, Baja California
Hair El Hijo del Santo Espanto Jr. Naucalpan, Mexico State
Mask El Hijo del Santo All Star Mexico Citymarker
Hair El Hijo del Santo Tornado Negro Tijuana, Baja California
Hair El Hijo del Santo Brazo de Oro Naucalpan, Mexico State
Hair El Hijo del Santo Black Shadow Jr. Monterrey, Nuevo León
Hairs El Hijo del Santo & Octagón Los Gringos Locos

Los Angeles, CA
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Dandy Mexico City
Hair El Hijo del Santo Negro Casas Mexico City
Mask El Hijo del Santo Guerrero del Futuro Mexico City
Mask El Hijo del Santo Gacela del Ring Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Hair El Hijo del Santo Gacela del Ring Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Hair El Hijo del Santo Asterisco Reynosamarker, Tamaulipasmarker
Mask & Hair El Hijo del Santo & Negro Casas Scorpio, Jr. and Bestia Salvaje Mexico City
Hair El Hijo del Santo Misterioso Anaheim, Californiamarker
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Nuevo Huracán Ramírez Jr. Celayamarker, Guanajuato
Mask El Hijo del Santo Dr. Cerebro Naucalpan, Mexico State
Hair El Hijo del Santo Nicho "el Millionario" Tijuana, Baja California
Hair El Hijo del Santo Scorpio, Jr. Naucalpan, Mexico State
Mask El Hijo del Santo Super Parka Tijuana, Baja California
Mask El Hijo del Santo El Hijo del Cobarde Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Hair El Hijo del Santo El Dandy Tijuana, Baja California
Hair El Hijo del Santo Scorpio, Jr. Los Angeles, California
Mask El Hijo del Santo Cyber Vikingo Monterrey, Nuevo León
Hair El Hijo del Santo Mano Negra Tijuana, Baja Caliornia
Hair El Hijo del Santo Cassandro Los Angeles, CA
Hair El Hijo del Santo Mano Negra Tijuana, Baja Caliornia


References

General
Specific




External links




Embed code:






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message