From the 1970s to the 1990s, Tito Santana was a top competitor for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE). He won several championship belts, fought at the first 9 WrestleMania events, and took on such wrestlers as Randy Savage, Bret Hart, and Shawn Michaels.
In the 1990s, he adopted the persona of “El Matador” and continued his domination in the ring. He is a man who paved the way for future Latino wrestlers, and for his efforts, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
This year, Santana (real name Merced Solis) released his much-anticipated autobiography Don’t Call Me Chico, which details not only his days as a wrestling superstar but also the transition to his second career: as a Spanish teacher in the Roxbury School District, located only a few minutes from CCM.
Join the Legacy Project for a special Zoom interview with the one and only Tito Santana. This event is co-sponsored by CCM’s Languages & ESL Department and the Commemoration Committee in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
THE LEGACY PROJECT presents:
Tito Santana: From the WWF to Morris County
A Zoom Q&A with a Wrestling Superstar
Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Signed memorabilia will be given away to two lucky participants on the night of the event. Biographical information courtesy of official sites. Mr. Solis and the Legacy Project are finalizing details, but please save the date!
Thanks for the support! All are welcome to attend.
The Legacy Project