Tag: El Santo

May 05 2017

El Santo de Mayo 2017!

Back in 1992, Southern Culture On The Skids released a vinyl EP called Santo! Sings on the now long defunct Zontar Records, in both black and transparent yellow pressings. The latter are very rare, so consider yourself lucky if you have one. If you don’t have either version, you can still enjoy the album’s only …

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May 05 2016

Samson in the Wax Museum

Something strange is going on at the wax museum. After a number of patrons vanish, the museum director calls upon the famous hero El Santo (referred to as “Samson” in the English dub) for help. Not only will doing so protect him from harm, but the presence of the legendary “Man in the Silver Mask” …

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May 05 2015

El Santo de Mayo 2015!

Are you disappointed that you never got to see El Hijo del Santo in action before he had to retire awhile back? Thankfully there’s a YouTube video featuring him battling the adopted son of his father’s sometimes friend, sometimes rival the Blue Demon. Since the above match occurred in 2002, let’s look at a match …

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May 05 2014

El Santo de Mayo 2014!

Just like last year, we have an important update about El Hijo del Santo. Sadly he is retiring due to spine injuries that will prevent him from wrestling anymore. On the plus side, the injuries are not severe enough to keep him from leading a normal life. Let’s look back on his career with the …

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May 05 2013

Happy El Santo de Mayo!

It’s time for our annual luchador-themed take on Cinco de Mayo and what better way to celebrate than with an El Santo margarita? Granted, I’m not entirely sure if it has anything to do with the famous luchador, but you know what? IT DOES NOW! Remember back in the first El Santo de Mayo article …

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May 05 2012

It’s El Santo de Mayo!

Remember last year’s news about the discovery of the previous lost El Vampiro y El Sexo variant of the film of Santo en el tesoro de Dracula (translation: Santo in “The Treasure of Dracula”)? Well, we have an update! The film was shown both in theaters and the CineMexico cable channel before El Hijo del …

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May 05 2011

El Santo de Mayo

Since last year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration involved a lengthy look at the life and career of El Santo, I thought I would do something similar (but shorter) this year. While looking for something to post about, I found news that a once lost variant of Santo en el tesoro de Dracula (translation: Santo in …

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May 05 2010

Viva El Santo!

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo that to look at the most famous luchador enmascarado (Masked Mexican wrestler) of all time, El Santo? Born as Rodolfo Guzm├ín Huerta in 1917 and started wrestling sometime in the 1930s. He actually went through several names before he adopted the name we all know and love: …

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