History Wrestling / ElSanto

10th Jan '17 3:47:18 PM Exxolon
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El Santo vs. The Diabolical Brain.\\

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El ''El Santo vs. The Diabolical Brain.\\



El Santo ''vs.'' The Blue Demon IN ATLANTIS.

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El Santo ''vs.'' vs. The Blue Demon IN ATLANTIS.
ATLANTIS.''
16th Sep '16 7:21:48 PM Gimere
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* FollowTheLeader: The Saint was one of the many attempts to duplicate the success of the Masked Marvel, or Maravilla Enmascarada, as he was known in Mexico. However, El Santo would go on to ''surpass'' Maravilla in popularity by a very wide margin.
29th Aug '16 5:10:32 PM Dirtyblue929
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Legends are invincible, but despite rumors to the contrary, Santo was indeed human. After nearly 50 years in the ring, El Santo's age finally caught up to him. Following a farewell tour against a who's who of Lucha Libre, the masked man retired in 1982 at the ripe old age of 64. In January 1984 on a nationally televised talk show, Santo unmasked for the first and only time in public, shocking his legions of adoring fans. It is widely hypothesized that the luchador knew his time on Earth was about to run out, because a little more than a week after the television incident, Heaven got its Saint back. El Santo was [[BecomingTheMask buried wearing his iconic silver mask]]. Nowadays, his son competes in a similar mask, going by the name [[MeaningfulName "El Hijo de Santo"]]--[[LegacyCharacter The Son of (the) Saint]], as well as El Hijo's own son who is training as El Nieto Del Santo. Another grandson, going by the name of Axxel, who is the son of Santo's daughter and thus has not been able to use the El Nieto name, tours the Mexican circuit.

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Legends are invincible, but despite rumors to the contrary, Santo was indeed human. After nearly 50 years in the ring, El Santo's age finally caught up to him. Following a farewell tour against a who's who of Lucha Libre, the masked man retired in 1982 at the ripe old age of 64. In January 1984 on a nationally televised talk show, Santo unmasked for the first and only time in public, shocking his legions of adoring fans. It is widely hypothesized that the luchador knew his time on Earth was about to run out, because a little more than a week after the television incident, Heaven got its Saint back. El Santo was [[BecomingTheMask buried wearing his iconic silver mask]]. Nowadays, his son competes in a similar mask, going by the name [[MeaningfulName "El Hijo de del Santo"]]--[[LegacyCharacter The Son of (the) The Saint]], as well as El Hijo's own son who is training as El Nieto Del Santo. Another grandson, going by the name of Axxel, who is the son of Santo's daughter and thus has not been able to use the El Nieto name, tours the Mexican circuit.
20th Aug '16 1:15:42 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** [[SidekickPromotion Less directly]], Santo's StuntDouble Black Man would become the biggest draw in Mexico alongside Kung Fu and Kato Kung Lee, as though Santo's feud with Los Misioneros de la Muerte had concluded, they were still around, still hated and tercias matches were still the most popular in Mexico. Los Tres Fantasticos were just what LLI needed when Santo departed.

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** [[SidekickPromotion [[AscendedExtra Less directly]], Santo's StuntDouble Black Man would become the biggest draw in Mexico alongside Kung Fu and Kato Kung Lee, as though Santo's feud with Los Misioneros de la Muerte had concluded, they were still around, still hated and tercias matches were still the most popular in Mexico. Los Tres Fantasticos were just what LLI needed when Santo departed.
20th Aug '16 1:15:11 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Less directly, Santo's StuntDouble Black Man would become the biggest draw in Mexico alongside Kung Fu and Kato Kung Lee, as though Santo's feud with Los Misioneros de la Muerte had concluded, they were still around, still hated and tercias matches were still the most popular in Mexico. Los Tres Fantasticos were just what LLI needed when Santo departed.

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** [[SidekickPromotion Less directly, directly]], Santo's StuntDouble Black Man would become the biggest draw in Mexico alongside Kung Fu and Kato Kung Lee, as though Santo's feud with Los Misioneros de la Muerte had concluded, they were still around, still hated and tercias matches were still the most popular in Mexico. Los Tres Fantasticos were just what LLI needed when Santo departed.



* TheRival: Los Hermanos Shadow (Black Shadow and Blue Demon) after their turns to technicos. Perro Aguayo was his last rival in individual competition, a rivalry their sons would continue.

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* TheRival: Los Hermanos Shadow (Black Shadow and Blue Demon) after their turns to technicos.tecnicos. Perro Aguayo was his last rival in individual competition, a rivalry their sons would continue.
18th Aug '16 8:15:27 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* LivingLegend: As our article makes quite clear, he was ''definitely'' one of these. He was arguably the closest thing the world has ever seen to a real-life superhero.
30th Dec '15 7:38:10 PM Scorpion451
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* Expy: GuillermoDelToro pays {{homage}} to The Saint in his book series (and the TV adaptation thereof) Literature/TheStrain with The Silver Angel, a Saint-like luchadore/action star who withdrew into anonymity after a crippling knee injury ended his career. Decades later, the vampire apocalypse offers a second chance for a RetiredBadass to reclaim his mask, and live up to his legend.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: GuillermoDelToro pays {{homage}} to The Saint in his book series (and the TV adaptation thereof) Literature/TheStrain with The Silver Angel, a Saint-like luchadore/action star who withdrew into anonymity after a crippling knee injury ended his career. Decades later, the vampire apocalypse offers a second chance for a RetiredBadass to reclaim his mask, and live up to his legend.
30th Dec '15 7:36:31 PM Scorpion451
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* ShoutOut: GuillermoDelToro pays {{homage}} to The Saint in his book series (and the TV adaptation thereof) Literature/TheStrain with The Silver Angel, a Saint-like luchadore/action star who withdrew into anonymity after a crippling knee injury ended his career. Decades later, the vampire apocalypse offers a second chance for a RetiredBadass to reclaim his mask, and live up to his legend.

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* ShoutOut: Expy: GuillermoDelToro pays {{homage}} to The Saint in his book series (and the TV adaptation thereof) Literature/TheStrain with The Silver Angel, a Saint-like luchadore/action star who withdrew into anonymity after a crippling knee injury ended his career. Decades later, the vampire apocalypse offers a second chance for a RetiredBadass to reclaim his mask, and live up to his legend.
30th Dec '15 7:33:30 PM Scorpion451
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* ShoutOut: GuillermoDelToro pays {{homage}} to The Saint in his book series (and the TV adaptation thereof) Literature/TheStrain with The Silver Angel, a Saint-like luchadore/action star who withdrew into anonymity after a crippling knee injury ended his career. Decades later, the vampire apocalypse offers a second chance for a RetiredBadass to reclaim his mask, and live up to his legend.
20th Nov '15 5:17:00 PM majintayag
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Stand back and think about this for a second. How insanely awesome would it be if Comicbook/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Batman}}, and Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} freed themselves from the page, and started flying around/brooding around/slicing around your neighborhood? Now imagine you're a six year old kid in Mexico City in 1954, and your favorite thing in the world is El Santo Comics. It doesn't take long to discover that Santo is a real person. But unlike when you find out that your daddy is Santa Claus, it turns out that Santo is actually buff, actually fights people, and has both an actual superhero costume and a semi-secret identity? All that crazy stuff El Santo does in the comics, like choking out the Loch Ness Monster and hiding out in a secret moonbase, suddenly becomes an order of magnitude more believable. Even the brighter kids can't outright dismiss the more mundane stories, like Santo foiling bank robberies or inventing gadgets, perhaps even fighting sharks. For the youngsters of the 50s and 60s, El Santo was an Actual RealLifeSuperhero, regardless of his technical lack of superpowers.

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Stand back and think about this for a second. How insanely awesome would it be if Comicbook/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Batman}}, and Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} freed themselves from the page, and started flying around/brooding around/slicing around your neighborhood? Now imagine you're a six year old kid in Mexico City in 1954, and your favorite thing in the world is El Santo Comics. It doesn't take long to discover that Santo is a real person. But unlike when you find out that your daddy is Santa Claus, it turns out that Santo is actually buff, actually fights people, and has both an actual superhero costume and a semi-secret identity? All that crazy stuff El Santo does in the comics, like choking out the Loch Ness Monster and hiding out in a secret moonbase, suddenly becomes an order of magnitude more believable. Even the brighter kids can't outright dismiss the more mundane stories, like Santo foiling bank robberies or inventing gadgets, perhaps even fighting sharks. For the youngsters of the 50s and 60s, El Santo was an Actual RealLifeSuperhero, Real Life Superhero, regardless of his technical lack of superpowers.
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