Tito Santana

  • Born: 05/10/1953 in Mission, Texas
  • Birthname: Merced Solís
  • Height & Weight: 6'2", 234 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • WWF World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Ivan Putski (1), and Rick Martel (1)
  • WWF King of the Ring (1989)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2004)

He has stayed a babyface his entire career and he is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation between 1979 and 1993 (missing part of 1980 and returning in 1983) where he held the WWF Intercontinental Championship and WWF World Tag Team Championship, won the 1989 King of the Ring tournament, and wrestled at all of the first nine WrestleMania events, as well as helping bridge the gap between the 1980s “Rock ‘n Wrestling Connection” era to the 1990s “New Generation” era.

Santana was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004. During his time in the WWF, Santana, despite being born and raised in Texas, was billed from “Tocula, Mexico”, which may be a misspelled reference to the city of Toluca. Santana still appears on the independent circuit.

Notable Feuds

vs. Don Muraco

vs. Rick Martel

vs. Greg Valentine

Other Notable Achievements

AWF Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

EWA Heavyweight Championship

ECW Heavyweight Championship

HoPWF Tag Team Championship

IAW Television Championship

IWCCW Heavyweight Championship

NWA Western States Tag Team Championship – with Ted DiBiase

NWC Heavyweight Championship

New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2011

NSWA Heavyweight Championship

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2013

RWA Heavyweight Championship

USA Pro Heavyweight Championship

UCW Heavyweight Championship

USA Tag Team Championship – with Chris Michaels

W1 Tag Team Championship – with Travis Lee

Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2007

CWA Heavyweight Championship

GWA Heavyweight Championship

USA Heavyweight Championship

UWS Tag Team Championship

IWF Tag Team Championship – with Biggie Biggs