Today marks the 99th birthday of famous Mexican wrestler, lucha libre pioneer, movie star, pop culture icon and much more… El Santo!

El Santo wasn’t just a fantastic luchador, he managed to capture the imagination of a country. Santo went on to star in comic books, dozens of feature films and on television. He played everything from a detective to a monster hunter, always with a certain class, panache and a penchant for beautiful women. He’s an iconic figure not only in pro wrestling, but in pop culture the world over. Google did a nice tribute header image for him today, which is pretty amazing all things considered.

Here’s to you Santo, may your legacy live on forever!

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