In this article, you will find answers to:
- Has El Santo ever taken off his mask?
- Was El Santo buried wearing his mask?
- Who is El Hijo del Santo?
- The son never knew his father was El Santo for quite a while
- How famous was El santo?
El Santo (The Saint) was a Mexican Luchador (wrestler) and an actor who was regarded as a Mexican hero. He was also one of the leaders of the Lucha Libre movement to the rest of the world.
El Santo became famous for his ability to keep his true identity secret for as long as he did. He rose to fame through his fights as a Luchador where he went on to win several matches.
Has El Santo ever taken off his mask?
El Santo has been the most evasive of all the Luchadores, he was able to evade peeking eyes for the better part of his life. El Santo never took off his mask until he retired from wrestling.
He took off a small part of his mask once in a Mexican interview where he revealed enough of his face. This is the only record of El Santo taking off his mask.
Was El Santo buried wearing his mask?
El Santo was dedicated to maintaining the secrecy of his identity, this devotion extended from his craft to his private life. On request by El Santo, he was buried with his famous silver mask.
The burial was one of the grandest in Mexico, with a lot of friends and family in attendance, quite a number of the attendees showed up in masks as a show of respect to the great man that El Santo was.
Who is El Hijo del Santo?
Jorge Ernesto Guzmán Rodríguez better known as El Hijo del Santo is the last-born son of the icon and legend El Santo.
After the death of El Santo, his son took on the great silver mask and cape to carry on his father’s legacy, although he is not as big of a deal as his father was.
The son never knew his father was El Santo for quite a while
El Hijo del Santo never knew his father was El Santo for quite a while.
He later found out that his father was El Santo when once his father took him to an event and he had to wear the mask in the car, only then the son realized that his father was El Santo!
I can only imagine how starstruck El Hijo del Santo was!
How famous was El santo?
El Santo broke onto the scene in the 1940s, El Santo’s fame kept growing after changing from “rudo” which is Mexican for heel persona to an honest, hard-fighting champion, which definitely charmed him to the Mexican people.
El Santo’s fame was just boosted by the accessibility of TVs all through the last part of the 1940s and mid-1950s.
El Santo became a cult hero when he had his likeness made into comic books, some of his comics included greats like “punching vampires”.
His comics were not just famous in Mexico, they became a serious hit in Spain also.
He also starred in several movies where he made it perfectly clear to the directors that his mask should not be taken off.