El Santo immortalized

Along with wrestling legends such as Cora Combs, Rufis R. Jones, Boris Malenko, Stan "The Man" Staslak, Hiro Matsuda, Jim Londos, Spunik Monroe, and Dara Singh

El Santo inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Legacy Wing
El Santo - Photo:File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 07/04/2018 12:36 Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Mexico City Actualizada 12:50

On Friday, Mexican Luchador enmascarado El Santo was immortalized by the World Wrestling Entertainment among other legendary wrestlers from the 20th Century in the pro-wrestling most esteemed Hall of Fame.

The Mexican legend was inducted in the Hall of Fame Legacy Wing along with wrestling legends such as Cora Combs, Rufus R. Jones, Boris Malenko, Stan "The Man" Staslak, Hiro Matsuda, Jim Londos, Sputnik Monroe, and Dara Singh.

“In the early 1940s, El Santo first entered the squared circle donning the silver mask and cape that turned him into a real-life superhero and became his trademark across a four-decade career. The grappler known as “El Enmascarado de Plata” (The Man in The Silver Mask) engaged in legendary rivalries with luchadors like Blue Demon, thrilling fans around Mexico with his larger than life presence. Santo was no stranger to the tag team ranks, either. He joined forces with Gory Guerrero, Eddie’s father, to form La Pareja Atomica, a team that never lost a match,” the WWE wrote regarding the Mexican icon on the WWE Hall of Fame Legacy inductee list.

El Santo joins Mil Máscaras as the only two Mexican wrestlers inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Legacy Wing. 

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