YMMV / El Santo

  • So Bad, It's Good: The movies. If you ask Mexican university students or older, most of them remember the movies fondly and outright call them "memorable", along with El Santo himself. Also frequently cited as an important part of Mexico's cinema history, in the same way the Godzilla movies were important for Japan's.
  • Fandom Rivalry: to this day an argument goes on about who really was the better wrestler, while Blue Demon was arguably the more technical and was definitely bigger and stronger, Santo was far more loved. Their respective sons continue the feud to this day and the only thing preventing a mask vs mask bout is both legacies have literally no prize. No one would like to see either unmasked (though for the actual record, Blue Demon has won more times whenever they face each other in one on one matches)